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Perfectly Pleased with My PPP

Sometimes, pens are perfect just as they are…

…until they break. Ack.

This one happened purely by accident. I was writing with my Sho-Hakkaku in my Apica notebook on my knees. Apica, a Japanese brand, makes very nice, glassy-smooth paper—but rather floppy notebooks. One overzealous loop with an “O” sent my pen skidding across the page—even as the notebook slid from from lap. The result? A freshly sprung nib.

Geh.

Luckily, fountain pen-verse is full of nibmeisters, and I’d been wanting to try one out for a while. So I got in touch with Mr. Pendleton and sent him my pen to be fixed. For good measure, I asked that he add a bit of stub to it too, since the EEF was quite thicker than my other Danitrio. I figured I’d have enough ink to feed a fat nib with my eyedropper conversion.

I was expecting the standard wait time of 3~4 weeks, but Mr. Pendleton managed to deliver even sooner than that and I got it by yesterday morning. My pen’s good looks must have charmed him, who knows? 😉 In any case, I did promise a writing sample with this pen—so here it is, with added pizzazz!

I call this a thank-you doodle-note. (Doodote? Notoodle?)
I call this a thank-you doodle-note. (Doodote? Notoodle?)
Now if only nibmeisters can find some way to modify the nib size displays as well as the nib itself...
Now if only nibmeisters can find some way to modify the nib size displays as well as the nib itself…
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