So, I'm going to go ahead and do it. I have heard continual ***BUT COROSION*** comments, but, it doesn't seem like anyone has actually tried.
Why am I giving it a go? I love the pen, but hate the cartridges, I hate their size, I hate refilling them. I hate them, completely.
Also, I am not sure how many have looked into it, but Aluminum does not oxidize the way that we often think of oxidization. We usually think in terms of steel turning red and flaking away. But, the red oxidization is not the only which occurs in steel, there is actually some nice oxidization which can form and create a patina which protects the metal to a degree. Anyhow, it seems that Aluminum actually has a somewhat favorable response to oxidization, and I'm going to ink it up as soon as my italic nib shows up (hopefully today)
I'll keep tabs on it as time goes. If it turns disastrous, I'll let y'all know. If it works just fine, and looks dead sexy, I'll let you know that too.
Anyhow, if anyone has direct experience with tragic results, tell me now. Otherwise... LET THE EXPERIMENT BEGIN!!!