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    Default Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Just taken delivery of this pen. Never come across one of these before and would appeciate some advice.

    The plunger moves easily but as it has been sitting in a drawer for more than a decade, I need to clean it. Any advice on how to clean this pen? Anything else I should do before I attempt to ink it?
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Lots and it's not really for the fainthearted. Start by reading this thread carefully.

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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Probably a good idea to have it serviced. It'll be a great pen when it's fixxed up. What nib did you get?

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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    I have serviced one of these and I would agree with everything said by Uncle Red and Jar. I have done quite a few Sheaffer Vac-fills before trying the Doric, while similar in concept, I found it more difficult. I think it was my nervousness about the fragile material and the parts seem to be a bit more finicky.

    What size did you get? Color? Nib?

    Good luck,
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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Thanks Gentlemen. Having read that lot, I aint touching this with a long stick. I think it just needs servicing. I haven't actually paid the man for it yet but I'm not letting it get away. So, to the interesting stuff: Oh, here's a pic and you can fill in the blanks for yourselves...
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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Great looking pen, I hope it has as much barrel transparency as mine. What is the word on the nib above "Flexible"?


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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Yours is great. The barrel on mine is nice and clear. The nib engraving reads 'Eversharp 14ct 0.585 FLEXIBLE Made in England.' I will send it off for a service rather than mess with it myself.
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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Beautiful pens !!!

    Give us a review when you get it back Annie... PLEASE !

    I wana see how that nib handles.

    And congrats on the new acquisition.

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    Default Re: Newbie question - Wahl Eversharp Doric - plunger fill

    Quote Originally Posted by earthdawn View Post
    Beautiful pens !!!

    Give us a review when you get it back Annie... PLEASE !

    I wana see how that nib handles.

    And congrats on the new acquisition.
    Thanks. A review will follow once it's back from servicing.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/peachez


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