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The expected ship date was yesterday. I received an email on 11/7 that the shipping label has been created, and then nothing. There have been no announcements her either. What’s going on?
Third fucking time in a row. FOUR hours after the launch email and I can't select my preferred option of Stealth/broad.
Either don't bother or set the launch to allow for people who fon't live in your fucking time zone.
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A9X-308
Perhaps you should read the drop description first :)
Mocket
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Having now tried the pen with many inks, I found this pen to have a rather thick ink spread for a fine nib. Ordered an Edison #5 nib online in Extra fine. It worked very nicely, except I found the Edison nib to be rather 'stiff' and a bit unresponsive as well as not having the same nice flow that the original Levenger nib had. I guess I will have to learn to live with a thicker size on my letters. For simply writing and taking quick notes it is really nice, but for something I have to go back and read several times, I prefer my Waterman for now.
Well, I actually bought this pen last year. I had similar problems that others have mentioned on this forum, wouldn't start, would start but skipped, etc. Tried all the suggestions on here and other fountain pen websites with no results. Finally threw it in the back of the drawer.
Recently I decided to give it another try and bought a TWSBI 580 nib, as others on this forum have done. ($21.50 on jetpens.com) Worked like a charm ! It is a drop-in replacement and wrote immediately. Hated to have to spend a few more bucks, but at least now it works.

Thanks to the others on here for the suggestion!
bflatguy
No such luck for us outside USA. Had to order a Edison tip after reading on some forums that it should work and also have an Extra Fine nib. The transport is double the value almost from most shops to Europe and in Europe, I have a hard time finding any shops online selling nibs :(
I have to say that this pen is really nice, feels well-balanced in your hand, writes really nice and it is a quality thing for sure. However, I find the nib to be rather broad for a fine nib size. My biggest so far and makes my Parker with ef looks like a spider-thread in comparison. This writes with a thick flow of ink and I doubt I will actually use it much since I have to write almost 50% bigger than my ordinary style for it to not clog up my letters. Sad since I really like the pen otherwise. This ones fine nib is wider than the Italix pen that was on Massdrop previous to this one.
I got this on the last drop and wanted to provide some of my thoughts. The only other fountain pen I've put some serious mileage in is a Lamy Al-Star so most of my frame of reference is going to be in comparison to that. The two main reason I wanted to get the L-Tech was the screw-on cap (ruined a good pair of shorts when the cap to the Lamy came off in my pocket) and the stylus adapter. Screw-on cap works as you would expect. There are multiple thread openings around the circumference so not a lot of twisting is required to get it on. The stylus works OK, but don't expect to use it for any precision work. This pen is fairly heavy. You will notice the weight if you're carrying it around in your pocket. The big complaints come with how it writes. It often takes a while to get started. There were a couple times where I just gave up trying to get it going and used something else. When it is going and if you're not holding it almost vertically it will frequently stop flowing briefly while writing, requiring you to go back and patch in little gaps in the lines. On the rare occasion it's flowing really well, it makes a mess. There are little micro-droplets of ink that splatter on the page which smear. Afterwards it looked like someone took some grey chalk and smeared it across the page. This is with Noodler X-Feather on Rhodia paper. I never had this problem with the Lamy using the same combination. In comparison the Lamy at less than half the lowest price for this drop, writes consistently, cleanly and almost never requires any effort to get it started. I just wish it wasn't like carrying an ink grenade in my pocket. I forgot to mention this is with a fine Nib on both.
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Thanks for the tip. I'll get my hands on some different ink and give it a try.
Soupe
I have about 4 of the Levenger L-Tech 3.0s in lots of colors, and here's my insights... it takes a Herculean effort to get the converter to seat on the nib housing ( I found this out after many initial "hard starts, and finally calling the pen guy at Levenger). Once that happened, and there was an almost imperceivable "click," they all worked fine. They are some of my favorite pens. And after wetting the nib a touch after a week of no use, it writes and writes and writes. My 2 cents. YMMV
I really wanted the black broad but not available :(
2nd time in a row. 4 hours into listing and what I want is sold out. What's the fucking point?
How much does this typically drop for?
Any ink recommendations for this pen?
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jimi987
I used noodlers black with a Fine L-tech be it went through ink faster then my raver-castle loom M and my Itallix Pearson's Essential M. So maybe it was just my nib, but I changed it out for a Faber-Castell F (from Basic) and now it goes through ink with out dumping out ink. I syringe fill empty Edelstein international long cartridge.
jimi987
Noodler Bay State Blue works well in my pen. F/nib stealth.
No stealth broad this time?
Got this pen yesterday. I like it's balance.
I inserted converter into it. and did the test writes.The writing feels smooth.
Then it leaks inks on my finger just a few words I wrote.
After careful examination, the nibs plastic has crack as photo.
Can you send me the replacement part or I need to return the whole box for replacement?




LANSTANG
Tony, thanks for the reply.
Full refund isn't what I expect for replacement. But It will save lots time and money cost for a replacement since I live in Taiwan.
After receiving refund, I might order another one.

Best Regards

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