Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Return of the Prodigal Pen

First, a review of my fountain pen ordeal: the discovery of the hairline fracture in the barrel, my brief meditation on repairs, my purchase of a Wingsung 699 as possible replacement and the serendipitous discovery that it's a brilliant pen on its own terms. To conclude this saga, the title of this post is "The Return of the Prodigal Pen."

Custom 823 repair

The transcript:
As promised, I'm writing an update about the repair of my Amber Pilot Custom 823. the pen arrived yesterday through courier. It is now working perfectly. It seems like this is an entirely different pen altogether. The cracks in the barrel and cap are no longer there. The nib writes smoothly. Many thanks to Lloyd from Cosmos Bazaar who helped me with the repair, who oversaw my pen's short trip to Japan for evaluation and minor surgery, and who made sure I received it. I'll be more extra careful now!

On my table (meaning, the dining table, which is where I do most of my work these days):

Custom 823 repaired

See the dark blot of the nib's right lower corner? That's the Parker Quinck in blue-black, one of my favorites. I never have issues with the nurses and the hospital if I sign my orders with that ink. 

Custom 823 repaired



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