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#1 Matt

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 20:11

I'm wondering if the Pura and Epoch pen lines will take a Pelikan converter. Most on-line stores say they only take a cartridge. I know the cheaper Pelikanos and Pelikano Juniors both take a converter. I don't use cartridges so it is a deal breaker for me, but if they could use a converter I might consider them

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 20:47

I'm wondering if the Pura and Epoch pen lines will take a Pelikan converter. Most on-line stores say they only take a cartridge. I know the cheaper Pelikanos and Pelikano Juniors both take a converter. I don't use cartridges so it is a deal breaker for me, but if they could use a converter I might consider them

Thanks.

Matt


My Blue/ Silver Pura came with a Pelikan converter and it is currently filled with Diamine Oxblood. The medium nib is smooth and writes easily.
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#3 imotheposiris

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 21:37

Hi Matt

I have a Pelikan Epoch P363 and the converter works fine. But a single cartridge GTP/5 or two TP/6 will work just as well.
In any case I refill it (converter or empty cartridge) from a bottle of ink with a syringe (with blunt needle). It's easy and keeps the barrel clean.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:52

I'm wondering if the Pura and Epoch pen lines will take a Pelikan converter. Most on-line stores say they only take a cartridge. I know the cheaper Pelikanos and Pelikano Juniors both take a converter. I don't use cartridges so it is a deal breaker for me, but if they could use a converter I might consider them

Thanks.

Matt



I just bought a Pelikan Pura P40 this past weekend, 10/13. The Pelikan converter wasn't part of the deal, but cost me $5,and hasn't posed any problem. I've been using this pen, with converter, since purchase, and the Pura is my new go-to, the pen I can take out of the house. It's beautifully designed, but not so flashy that strangers at the local coffee house would be inclined to lift it, as they would my Montblanc, or my other high-end (even if lousy writing) pens.

I needed a relatively inexpensive smooth-writing pen; I tried 15-20 different brands while at my local store. Although the Pura, at $100 -- not expensive by FP standards; expensive by mine --, was nearly double the price of all the perfectly serviceable stainless-steel-nib Cross, Penguin, Waterman, and Lamy, among others, that I tried -- none came close to the Pura's smooth feel. I spent an hour in the store and tried many different pens... and I kept being drawn back to the Pura.

But I, too, would not have purchased the Pura if a piston converter weren't available. The shop offered me one. I bought it. I haven't yet had any problems.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 14:35

Not that there should be any doubt by now, but just in case you want it from official side:

The Pelikan TP/6 or GTP/5 ink cartridges or Pelikan converter for use with bottled ink are suitable for the Epoch.

[The Pelikan Pura is] cartridge filled (takes Pelikan GTP/5 or TP/6 or converter can be used for bottled ink)

Sources:
Pelikan Epoch at pelikanpens.co.uk
Pelikan Pura at pelikanpens.co.uk

Edited by jttoft, 18 October 2012 - 14:36.