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Mini Review Of The Mini Kaweco Converter

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#1 ICantEvenDecideAMajor

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 22:35

Hi all!

Just got this cute little converter in the mail, and I thought it could be interesting to a lot of folks looking for converters for their smaller pens. This model does fit the liliput, so I think quite a few smaller pens will fit it. It is a push and pull (no twisting), and feels very well made. 

The opening was a little too small; I had to stick a  toothpick in there and wiggle it a little bit for it to fit. But after the first time you plug it onto a pen for the first time, it's a nice fit.

 

I carefully measured the ink capacity and it's about .58mL. So yep, not a whole lot... You probably don't want to put this on a double broad Visconti... 

 

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#2 ICantEvenDecideAMajor

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 22:37

And that .58mL measurement was from filling with a micro pipet directly, so filling directly from bottle you might lose another .1 mL due to the air... So read something like .5ml....


Edited by ICantEvenDecideAMajor, 04 October 2016 - 22:38.

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#3 alexander_k

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:07

They also have a squeeze converter I've tried on a couple of Sport pens. It works well but in terms of capacity I'd rather fill a cartridge with a syringe, which I detest. 



#4 The Good Captain

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 07:38

I've not tried mine out yet but am using cartridges in the Sports at present.


Edited by The Good Captain, 05 October 2016 - 07:38.

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 11:55

 I'd rather fill a cartridge with a syringe, which I detest. 

Why do you detest it? I do it all the time and quite enjoy it. A very neat and efficient process, somehow. The environmental effect is probably neglible at best - making the glass for one's ink bottle probably pollutes the environment more than an equivalent amount of cartridges...



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 08:27

Why do you detest it? I do it all the time and quite enjoy it. A very neat and efficient process, somehow. The environmental effect is probably neglible at best - making the glass for one's ink bottle probably pollutes the environment more than an equivalent amount of cartridges...

 

There are a few practical things I dislike, for example having to use a mediator (syringe - as opposed to the directness of e.g. a piston filler) and that most cartridge types don't seem to connect securely enough to the pen, which after some fills results into a loose fit. 



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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:13

Shame, I have a few pens this would be perfect for if it weren't labeled.


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