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RayF
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Aug 22, 2018
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My dear, you are almost assuredly a victim of the Great Italian Pen Hustle--in which an unscrupulous retailer puts a schmaltzy sudo-designer name on an inexpensive Chinese-made pen, dresses it up in a pretty box, and then charges the uninitiated but well-intentioned tourist passers-by, fifty euros for for a seven-dollar pen! The only justice is to fly to Milan at once, find the scoundrel, and string him up by his thumbs!
Of course that won't do much for your pen.
Fortunately, there are several ways to improve your situation. First, cheap Chinese pens aren't actually bad pens--so long as you know what you're getting and don't pay too much for them--I own several and like them all.
Suggestion one: do the work yourself (as I doubt a reputable nib-smith would take your pen in for adjustment). The stingy ink flow is likely caused by the tines being too close together. You can adjust them by carefully inserting a razor blade between them--a little at a time--and then testing the flow again. Remember, you looking for left and right separation, not up and down separation.
The second suggestion is to replace the nib yourself. A good place to find replacement nibs for Chinese pens is Goulet Pens. Here's a link to the nib page:
https://www.gouletpens.com/pages/search-results?limit=24&q=nibs
Good luck and let us know how your pen turns out--or your trip to Milan, whichever you chose ;- )
Aug 22, 2018
Bonsoir
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Aug 22, 2018
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Most assuredly, you have judged this situation correctly. This beast was in a Caran d'ache box for presentation. I will have a go at this per your suggestions. I guess this is just the pen for a first shot at changing a nib.
Thanks.
Aug 22, 2018
RayF
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Aug 23, 2018
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You'll be a pro nib-changer in no time!
Aug 23, 2018
sz4q8l
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Aug 23, 2018
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I agree with RayF I have several Chinese pens there is little wrong with them. I have used Goulet Pens Nibs and they are wonderful, the other one is from Fountain Pen Revolution, which are also probably Chinese in their manufacture but they do work great. This link should take you to the nib section. https://fprevolutionusa.com/collections/fpr-nibs
Aug 23, 2018
Bonsoir
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Aug 23, 2018
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Aug 23, 2018
Bonsoir
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Aug 23, 2018
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I will check both sources. Need to learn nib-changing sooner or later. Thanks for the lead.
Aug 23, 2018
RayF
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Aug 23, 2018
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Another good source. PS: I agree with anyone who agrees with me ;- )
Aug 23, 2018
sz4q8l
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Aug 24, 2018
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Take a look at this video in case you ever want to go into the replacing a nib and feed.
https://youtu.be/WozQLzhb-h8
Aug 24, 2018
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