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FPOTD: Waterman Expert II and Hemisphere

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I’m really happy to have these pens back together again, and I’m happy with how Pentangeli fixed both of them. These are my pens for the day. 🙂

Waterman Expert II (Left Oblique CI)- Private Reserve DC Supershow Blue
Waterman Hemisphere (Medium) – Diamine Oxblood

Waterman Expert II with a Left Oblique CI Nib by Pentangeli

I sent my pen off to Pentangeli Pen Spa and Nib Works to have it ground as a cursive italic nib, but I changed my mind and thought I’d have it reground to a left oblique cursive italic instead. Thanks to the busy holiday season, I was able to ask JP to change the regrind just in time, before he had any work done on it.

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photo by JP of Pentangeli Pen Spa and Nibworks

I met up with JP today, despite feeling under the weather, so I can take the pen home. It’s actually like getting an entirely different pen from before. It used to be a medium nib, now it’s a left oblique cursive italic, which is like a regular cursive italic nib, except it has a cut to make it oblique. Photos below are taken by JP too.

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This kind of nib is a lot more forgiving for people like me who like to rotate their grip on their pens. The result is very much like how my TWSBI Micarta writes (that’s a cursive italic), except that this one’s sweet spot is a lot easier to find.

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It’s a joy to write with, and like the other nibs that JP fixed and reground for me, the ink flow is better than ever (not extremely wet) and the nib is smooth with just the right amount of feedback. A trip to the pen spa has made this pen an even better pen than it was before. 🙂

Also, this blue ink that JP put in the pen is perfect. I need this in my life. <3

FPOTD: Waterman Hemisphere Red Marble (Inked with Noodler’s Tiananmen Red)

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Lovely pairing…Waterman Hemisphere red marble inked with Noodler’s Tiananmen Red and red velvet cake. Yummy!

I’ve been using my Waterman Hemisphere so often these past few days since I got the nib reground by J.P. Pentangeli. I love it! I cannot get enough of how well it writes now. It’s writing exactly the way that I want it to write; a slightly stubbish and moderately wet medium. Perfection.

You can find JP at the FPN-P forum or FB Group. I’m also getting the Micarta nib that I had him reground to a medium cursive italic on Saturday. I’m so excited!

Back Home from the Nibmeister’s

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My Waterman Hemisphere’s back from J.P. Pentangeli and boy, is it writing super well. It was writing too wide for me, and was a bit scratchy. So I had a different nibmeister smoothen it a bit, but decided against reducing the nib’s width. However, the nib was just too broad and too wet after being smoothed. It was okay for certain types of writing, but not for my journals. So after learning that JP Pentangeli lived near us, I asked him if he could work on my nib for me.

The result? I wanted to have him regrind all my medium nibs, haha. Sorry that my penmanship doesn’t really show off how awesome the nib is. I’m completely in love with it. The inkflow is just right; not too wet, not too dry. The width is slightly narrower than a European medium, and it’s stubbish. There’s some line variation now. I wish I brought more of my medium nibs with me earlier today, but I did give him my TWSBI Micarta to work on. I am sooo looking forward to that. It’s gonna be my first cursive italic nib. 🙂

If you are in the Philippines and you need your nib reground, you can join Fountain Pen Network Philippines and look for J.P. Pentangeli there.