Fountain Pen Guide Series, Session 3: How to Maintain Your Pens

Fountain Pen Guide Session 3 Maintaining Your Pens Cover Photo

Welcome to the third entry in my fountain pen guide. In this session, I’ll be guiding you through how to take a pen that’s writing poorly and fix it up, making it write like new! Don’t worry if you’re an absolute beginner, I’ll explain everything as clearly as possible, with step by step guides to help you along. Remember that as with all these guides, any unusual word will be highlighted in red and defined at the bottom of this page!

Do note that this is not the be all and end all of maintenance guides, and I can’t cover every possible scenario. Also note that this is not a restoration guide. That may be for a different day. You can use some of these techniques to get older, dried-up pens up and running, however.

CONTENTS
OVERVIEW  |  GENERAL MAINTENANCE  |  FLOW FIXERS  |  NIB GRINDING/SMOOTHNESS

DISCLAIMER: I will not hold any responsibility for pens possibly broken or ruined by you or anyone else after following these instructions. These instructions are very general, and your pen may have more wrong with it than you thought initially. Again I recommend you keep calm when attempting these steps, as any excessive force exerted on your pen can possibly ruin it! If you are afraid of breaking your pen, please send it to a knowledgeable service person that is able to fix your pen for you! Please make sure you diagnose your problem properly before attempting to do some permanent changes. Continue reading

TWSBI VAC 700: Unboxing, First Impressions, and Writing Test! (Video)

TWSBI Vac 700 Capped Body Photo

Hey everyone! I came home to find a box sitting on the bench; it was my new TWSBI VAC 700 fountain pen. What better way to show you my first look at the pen, than to literally show you!

I unbox the pen, ink it, write with it, and smooth out the nib, even showing you how to open the flow. Wait for the end to see a writing test up close!

This pen is a new favourite! Expect a full written and video review very soon.

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