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Which Pen? Can't Make Up My Mind!

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#21 AndyYNWA


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 06:16

The con-20 is ugly, crude, and you can't see the ink remaining, but it holds more ink than the Con-50, and works reasonably well. The Con-50 is cooler, looks good in a clear pen, you can see the ink level...but doesn't hold a lot of ink. The good news is that if you are going to use the fine nib, you're not going to be going through ink fast.

Being able to see how much ink is in the converter is quite important to me. I guess the CON-20 would make me frustrated..

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 16:57

The best of both worlds is to just use a Pilot cartridge...they are easily refillable, clear and hold way more ink than the CON-50. Either use the ink in them and then rinse and fill with your choice or dump them out and go from there...this is what I do in my Pilot Decimo. Much better than the piddly .5 ml capacity of the CON-50.

Edited by sirgilbert357, 20 August 2015 - 16:58.

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