Today’s report will focus only on one pen: Mr. Yamada’s tuned Pelikan M800. On a first look, it appears to be a regular green stripped M800 with a BB nib.
It writes very smoothly, and is very wet. But that is usually the case with these Birds and, more particularly, with thick nibs.
But if looked sideways to the nib, things start to change:
The nib is, say, two-folded.
Mr. Yamada is an expert in tuning nibs in order to make them to perform in new ways. Most of his creations have the purpose of making them a lot more flexible. He drills holes here and there weakening the structure of the nib.
Junior 14 K gold Sailor nib with two drills on the sides to increase the flexibility. Note also the enlargement of the breathing hole to add more ink flow (by letting air in) to cope with the increased demand of ink.
This time, he opted for making a very broad nib with a big flux to cope with that big demand of ink.
Sure enough, this nib reminds of those wonderful creations by Sailor nibmeister Mr. Nagahara.
The next Wagner Pen Clinic will be celebrated on July 25th, Sunday, at the usual venue.
(Inagi, June 21, 2010)
[labels: Pelikan, plumín, evento, Sailor, Tokyo]