Just a quick post to lament the loss of my Lamy's EF nib. Today, tragedy struck as I was cleaning my Lamy AL-Star. As I held the pen over the sink, I stupidly pulled the nib, dropped it into the drain and lost it forever.
I did try to fish it out of the drain with a powerful magnet tied to a string but good luck with that. These nibs seem to have pitifully little magnetic material in their composition. Short of dismantling the drain (which I'm not prepared to do), there's nothing else I could think of. So RIP dear EF nib.
It's been a short (but good) run for this nib, despite the problems I initially had with it. I ended up liking the EF nib very much but now it's gone and I won't see it again *sob*.
I can still use my Lamy fountain pen though: I've got my italic nibs which I also like a lot. So... life goes on!
Update: thanks to Tom Lynch's comment I thought I'd have another look at the pipes under my sink. Sure enough, I discovered something I missed the first time: there's a U-pipe there (the trap) which is held by 2 nuts. So I unscrewed those and out came the nib! Tragedy reversed! Thanks Tom!