As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve set aside the ball point and gone back to a fountain pen. This morning I actually remembered to throw my pen case in my briefcase.
So I opened the case just now and grabbed my Pelikan M200
(affiliate link). It wrote perfectly. No tapping the nib to get things started. No licking (yuk) the nib to loosen up dried ink. It just wrote like I’d just set it down. The last time that pen was used was January 5th.