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Con50 With Iron Gall?

pilot con50 iron gall

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#1 tony1000



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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:01

I am thinking of trying Diamine Registrar's ink in my Pilot Custom 74.  I am concerned about the metal agitator in the CON50.  Has anyone had any experience with the CON50 and iron gall inks?  Did you remove the agitator?

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 03:26

In general, with Diamine Registrar's I save it for use with dip pens. A milder iron gall such as R&K salix would probably have no problem, but personally I would avoid putting registrar's in a pen, in contact with metal or not. I'm sure others will disagree, but oh well, I'd rather be paranoid and keep my pens  :D

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 15:46

I think I would be careful with the Diamine Registrars ink, and not put it into a Pilot Custom 74 pen. Like Titanic said, I too will use it only with a dip pen.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 19:15

If you are concerned about the metal agitator, you could always refill an empty cartridge.


The "safety" of iron gall inks come up a lot in the Inky Thoughts forum. Here's the latest:





Sandy1's post is quite informative.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 04:31

Salix and a Con 70 is absolutely no problem. With ESSR more care is needed. The converter needs to be absolutely clean before filling and the pen needs to be used every day. If the ink dries on the nib, dip in water and continue to use. But continuous use is the key otherwise it will stick to the edges of the converter bit this will wash out with vinegar.

The Custom 74 with a soft nib will produce dramatic shading with iron gall and they are a stunning combination. However, once filled write with that pen exclusively until the in runs ot and the flush at once.

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