What's the point of doing that 'eyedropper trick'? And how do you do it exactly? Fill the barrel with ink, then screw the section with nib halfway in then turning the whole thing nib-side down before tightening the nib-section all the way?
Were yours ordered from Taobao? If yes, can I have the link for it on Taobao please?
Yes, you do the trick just as you described, but do it over the open ink bottle or a paper towel because a drop of ink might come out the nib.
Here's a tutorial with pictures:
Yes, I order all my Chinese pens on Taobao. I bought this Lecai pen, a Penbbs 266, and some Delike pens all from this seller and am very pleased:
Won't ink from the barrel seep/leak out of the section threads when you turn the pen nibside down and before fully tightening the section?
The ink won't leak out of the section threads (on a decent pen anyway), but rather out the nib. That not only primes the nib and feed with ink but also helps alleviate the internal pressure issue that causes burping once the pen heats up in the hand.
I'm going to use the pen to grade 100+ student papers tomorrow and will let you know what happens.
Edited by TruthPil, 18 November 2017 - 12:15.