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Let's Reevaluate Converter Filling Fountain Pens

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#21 ScienceChick


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 16:17

I, too, have a preference for C/Cs because of their ease of cleaning - both the converter and the nib - and the ability to replace them easily as opposed to sending the pen out for repair.  It's not a deal-breaker, I do have some Pelikans and TWSBIs and like them a lot but I also have an ultrasonic cleaner for thoroughly cleaning ink out of their nibs.


For me, they're also tidier to fill.  I have micropipettes that I often use to fill converters.  Keeps my fingers a little less inky  :)  

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 18:48

I am very surprised that so many folks have had problems with converters.  In my decades of fountain pen use, I have never experienced an issue.  As far as capacity goes, meh...I keep an eye on the supply and I usually enjoy refilling the converter and there's rarely a mess.


I do have a problem, however, with all the different proprietary converter systems: Platinum, Lamy, etc.  

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