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#1 wnclee

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:20

Hello. I made my first Japanese pen purchase: a Pilot Prera, demo series w/ a "M" nib. I inked it w/ my new Edelstein "Topaz". Another story, but a good one... I have a question about the Prera: there is a white, semi-translucent insert in the cap of the pen and it appears to be a permanent part of the pen. I think? When you open the pen and insert the body into the cap, the white insert seems to "grab" the body and makes a snug fit. I looked online closer at the images of Preras, and they all seem to have this. Photos aren't 100% of course, but this appears the case. Just never had cause to look that closely...Please let me know if this stays? I'm sure it does, so I didn't dare screw-it up. BTW, this is one excellent writer. Glad I got the "M" nib as per/ research. Read that "F" was too fine. Med. gives me what I think is closer to a US fine. Any comments about the INSERT foremost, and others as secondary would be most helpful...Thanks for the continued help, LeRoy   



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#2 Crazyorange

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:44

I have the same pen. It's a great writer. Yes, the white insert stays.
Enjoy :)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:48

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It's probably the inner cap, to help lower the rate of evaporation by reducing the volume of air the nib & feed are exposed to. With demonstrator pens it also obscures whatever ink might get into the cap (assuming the inner cap isn't translucent, too!).

 

Happy writing!


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#4 ukobke

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:44

I have 12 different almost transparent prera. they all have that insert.


Still missing the "White Stripe" MYU and black brother MYU with transparent section! (Has somebody a "Murex" with a working clock? (Thanks to Steve I found the "Black Stripe Capless" and the "White Stripe Capless")

#5 wnclee

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 03:46

I think this answers my question as I suspected, but never too careful. I WILL definitely be buying another one (or 2) of these great pens. $38 on eBay, but postage from Japan still made purchase cheaper than some domestic sites...Thanks for your help, LeRoy



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:22

It's a beautiful pen. They have beautiful calligraphic nibs if you are interested in stubs for italics.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 22:29

Totally not what I expected when I clicked on the thread title.



#8 tinta

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 23:29

Indeed!  :D


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 06:31

Prera pens have the same nib with 78G.  B and BB nibs are italic "by default". "Speerbob" I think is the only seller that has the BB nib in 78G. 


Still missing the "White Stripe" MYU and black brother MYU with transparent section! (Has somebody a "Murex" with a working clock? (Thanks to Steve I found the "Black Stripe Capless" and the "White Stripe Capless")

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:52

Totally not what I expected when I clicked on the thread title.

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:



#11 JonSzanto

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:58

Yeah, I'm betting the OP is in marketing or something. Borderline salacious.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:15

The same cap liner is in the clear platinum cool, it stops the ink drying out. Some are irritated by the fact pen makers use a translucent, milky white plastic that is visible on demonstrator pens. I suspect this is as a result of type of plastic used (softer than used for sections, caps and bodies) it doesn't bother me though.

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