I have to say it.
I thought it might be a fluke, I got a bad one, but after a whole bunch of experiences, I’m forced to come to the conclusion that the quality of Sharpie markers has gone right in the shitter.
I got a stainless steel Sharpie marker- dead in no time. I got about a meter worth of line out of it. We
got a pack of fine tip Sharpie markers for doing the myriad of marking
required on the boat. I swear, each one gave a maybe an inch worth of
marking before they shit the bed. Grabbed ones from the sail loft bought at a different time, different batch. No good. Used ones at the tattoo shop. New packet, and dry in a jiffy. Seriously unimpressed.
down to Mixed Media this morning while I waited for some epoxy to cure,
and grabbed two Sakura markers – an IDentipen dual tip and a Microperm 05. Wow, a line that is actually permanent.
No wiping off when three minutes later you inadvertently smudge your arm
against it. I like!
Screw you Sharpie, and your shitty markers.