Today, another pen gets malfunctioned and becomes unusable.
Another one of my soldiers got destroyed.
Rotring technical pen 0.2.
I’ve been using this pen for probably most of my sketches last year.
And recently, it won’t write.
Most probably a clogged ink in the barrel.
I tried cleaning it, like I usually do.
It didn’t work. It still won’t write.
I cleaned it again, like for the third time.
But still it won’t.
Then I notice that when I push the ink barrel (after I refilled it), I notice the ink will push out at the rim, just before it pass through the needle.
If I shake it, I can still feel the little metal inside the pen shaking as well, which is good.
But the ink will still push out in the rim as indicated.
I tried to recall what I did earlier that could have caused this.
I then remember the pen fell down a couple of times last week.
It is then that I concluded this pen is now unusable.
You’ve done your job soldier. Thanks for the service.
Before this pen, I bought a 0.1. It also didn’t take long before it got destroyed.
But that was worst because the reason it got destroyed is because of my own ignorance.
When I tried cleaning that pen one time, I opened the whole thing, like disassemble as much as I can.
Until it reaches the sensitive part (the thin needle), and eventually it bent and then it becomes unusable. 0.1 pen is very sensitive. It will cry if you tell it is ugly.
After that, the 0.2 that I bought (the one I talked about in this article), I already took caution when cleaning for I have learned the lesson from 0.1.
It serves me longer than 0.1.
I think the lesson this time, for 0.2, is not to let it fall hard on hard surface.
An artistic salute to these pens as they’re the instruments of my arts that brought smiles, anger and laughter to people.
Here are the fallen soldiers. The pens and markers I used for the past years.
(Some pens are not here, I forgot where I place them.)