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Perhaps I am luckier...
, March 18, 2011
Perhaps I am luckier than others here...but it works really well and smooth
first time I tried it! I was prepared to work on tines of the nib to get the
flow going (as mentioned somewhere else on internet) but this is great
instrument! Like the metal build and look. fine nib is fine like everything else
out there....although not as fine as my Pilot VP
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For a long time, this...
, November 19, 2011
For a long time, this was my favorite fountain pen. The design is gorgeous and
slick, with a small size, well-engineered. My first one wrote great for a year
or so; I refilled the cartridges with Noodler's Nightshade ink. There was a bit
of nib creep, but I really don't care as it doesn't seem to affect writing at
I bought a second one, and from the outset it was scratchy and barely wrote 75%
of the time... really frustrating. Then my first one quit - I opened it one day
and it leaked all over the place, and never wrote the same afterwards. Very sad;
I'll probably try to resuscitate it eventually, 'cos I love these things.
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I own this pen and consider...
, February 22, 2010
I own this pen and consider it average, but there are better
alternatives--especially if you can spend more. Although 1/3 longer, the Pilot
Capless "decimo" pen is far superior with an exceptionally well-made
iridium-alloy tipped 18K rhodium-plated gold nib. Also, Pilot's Stella 90s is a
great, little pen that is, unfortunately, ignored.
Please note that on the OHTO Tasche and other OHTO fountain pens, the steel
"iridium point Germany" nib is actually made in China and quality control isn't
the best. Just because it says "Germany" does not mean that it is "Made in
Germany." This fact has been documented by the famous pen repair and nib expert
Richard Binder in a recent issue of Stylus magazine.
BTW, there is, in fact, a very short International-sized converter that probably
fits the Tasche although using one defeats the pen's 'portable' design. I
believe isellpens.com may carry the correct converter.
| I bought the OHTO FF-10N...
, June 13, 2014
I bought the OHTO FF-10N fine nib fountain pen and it would not flow also. It
also is messy to use. I bought this several years ago and then bought another
from JetPens that works fine. The other day the pocket clip broke off so I
dusted the OHTO off and decided to use my 33 years of tool and die experience to
address this problem. I found a .001" stainless steel shim in my tool box and
drug it through the middle of the nib to kinda spread the gap like about a year
of use would do. This fixed the flow. I still have to press firmly and write
slowly but my writing is so bad I have to do that anyway. Very happy camper
right now with the OHTO. If I encounter the same problem I will start working up
from .001" (.0039mm) to .0015" which I think I also have. If you know a
machinist, or just visit one, he can give you a small piece of "shimstock" to
spread the gap to facilitate the ink flow. Next I will address how to seal the
cartridges to stem the leaking issue. If you are not patient then ask for .002.
I think the fine will flow more like a medium at .002 or greater, depends on the
ink you are using. Then again, it always depends...
| If the definition of...
, January 20, 2011
If the definition of a pen is to write with ink, then the Ohto Tasche is not a
After a week of trying to get this pen to write a line, I gave up. Although ink
does flow (erratically, at best), the only way I could get this pen to write is
by applying lots of pressure, making the nib dig into the pager. This was even
more uncomfortable than using a cheap bic ball point. I tested this pen with the
Ohto black and blue-black cartridges on various paper types and qualities (from
100g printer paper to japanese notebooks) with the same crappy results.
I also bought the Ohto Fine fountain pen at the same time, and had the same
problems (although, the Fine was even worse!).
Maybe I'm a poor fool that received two unusable Ohto pens at the same time.
Sorry, never buying Ohto again.