After using a couple of inexpensive Sheaffer and Waterman fountain pens for a long time, I had a milestone at work and decided to treat myself to a proper pen. After some deliberation today I ended up with a Visconti Homo Sapiens. I'm a sucker for unusual materials, and the "lava rock" just felt nice.
Now...I can't fill the darn thing. I've watched a video on YouTube, read the review here, and tried to emulate the process. I unscrew the end, but I cannot get the plunger to pull out. I'm hesitant to apply too much force because I'm sure it isn't necessary. What am I doing wrong???