I'm confused. You tried it last month but didn't notice the length until this month?I inked it up. It's much drier than I expected. Though I didn't put all that much ink in. I don't know what volume "One and a half eyedroppers" is. My syringe is 1ml. I can say that I don't see the ink inside the pen, even while tilting it almost level.I do have a problem that mine is maybe faulty. There's a little seepage out the rear, past the piston. I have tiny droplets on the shaft, which gets on the sleeve, which gets on the barrel, which gets on my fingers.
And there's ink on the section collar and threads, although that may not be an issue.
No, that's what HE said, that it was too long to put in his shirt pocket. Given that I don't generally put pens in shirt pockets much, that's less of an issue for me (although there was an incident a few years ago with clipping a pen to my favorite cardigan when said pen had iron gall ink in it.... ).
As for me, I bit the bullet and pulled the nib and feed and scrubbed them with soapy water and a toothbrush, then flushed out the rest of the pen as best as I could with the rest of the soapy water and scrubbed a bit with a small craft sponge. Definitely saw some residue on the interior of the barrel ending up on the sponge. Rinsed everything well with distilled water and the parts are now draining on paper towels in a straight-sided votive candle holder. Hoping I can get the nib and feed back together at the same amount of offset between tipping and the point of the feed (I did note how far into the pen the feed seemed to be set).
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth