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Posted 23 July 2007 - 16:43
Only major concern so far is that I don't have a converter that fits it. The normal Rotring one is too long. I have an aero one from Tryphon but it's just a hair to wide to fit in the mouth of the pen so tonight I'm going to try file it down. For now it's loaded with the cartridge it came with. Full Review and Pics when I get back from work!
Posted 23 July 2007 - 16:57
Wet, juicy nib -- great for signing checks that come with a carbon copy sheet. I keep mine loaded with Noodlers nightshade (I refill an international cartridge).
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Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:07
I love my Rotring but it skips....won't feed ink properly....and the converter that i got with it didn't work I purchased a rotring converter from Montgomery Pens....I was told that it would fit this pen.......it didn't.......i cut off the end and it fits now........it dries up on me and i have to open it up, twist the converter and then it works fine.......i dunno what to do with this darn thing.....it feels really nice in my hands....and when i get it going it writes so beautifully........I write unposted....I love the finish/look of this pen....it looks like a cigar.....the weight bothered me at first but now i've gotten used to it....and actually find it quite comfortable to write with the few times it does work.
hopefully something can be done about this pen of mine.
Posted 25 July 2007 - 02:40
Posted 01 August 2007 - 19:23
I never had a good run with this pen.....hopefully richard can change that for me.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 19:46
Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:33
Got the pen back from Richard.....never inked or tested it...i sold it to raise funds for my Parker 51 Flighter.......I hope the new owner enjoys it.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 19:27
Edited by Aysedasi, 04 February 2008 - 19:28.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 23:15
For anyone else suffering with the converter, there is something inside the barrel that catches and keeps the section from going all the way on, but if you wiggle it right and screw it down very gently but firmly, the standard converter should actually get past what is catching and fit.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 18:31
Posted 01 June 2010 - 21:12
Posted 01 June 2010 - 21:31
Thanks for the post, totally appreciate it.
Posted 01 June 2010 - 21:34
Posted 26 October 2013 - 22:30
After selling my Lissabon over 5 years ago, I've just acquired another brand new one from the seller on Ebay Germany. Such a great looking (and feeling) pen. And the nib on this one is much nicer - and the pen writes much better - than the one I had originally. I have it fitted with the short Monteverde converter which works fine. Pleased.
Edited by Aysedasi, 26 October 2013 - 22:31.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 18:48
Well I was...... Damn thing is so hard-starting and skips constantly. Just like my first one did.......