Fucking Hero

…fountain pen. Remember the Hero 9296 that I was crowing about a few days ago? The bitch just reminded me why it was living in the drawer un-inked. I switched the Preppy over to Noodler’s American Eel Turquoise yesterday, so I spent my precious few writing moments with it instead of the Hero.

In retaliation for such neglect, the damn thing dried up and refuses to clear. The converter is still two-thirds full, but nothing will make it feed. Damp paper towel trick? Fail. Using the converter fill mechanism in reverse to force ink through the feed? Nope. Calling it every unkind name I could think of? Didn’t work.

Because I like the ink so much (Noodler’s Kung te-Cheng), I’m going to suck the converter dry, add more from the sample vial and ink something else. Not sure what. Probably one of my Lamy Safaris. Depends on what speaks to me when I get home and open the drawer.

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1 Response to Fucking Hero

  1. hollychism says:

    Yeah, some of my Heros and Wing Sungs liked to do that. The only thing I could do was soak ’em with a drop of dish soap mixed gently into the water. It’s why I started working more with pens that sealed securely inside the cap–the Platinums and TWSBIs are great about that.

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