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Lecai Acrylic Eyedropper With Waterman #2 Wet Noodle (Also Stock Review)


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#41 TSherbs

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 13:28

No substantial evaporation? The cap seals well?

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 13:58

No substantial evaporation? The cap seals well?

 

So far so good. I've had no issues with evaporation or hard starts.

As mentioned in the OP, the cap has a ton of threads on it, so that helps with the seal. There also aren't any holes anywhere on the pen for air to leak in.

Looking over this pen, it's really the epitome of minimalism in pen design. 


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 14:35

thx



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 23:03

Are there any sellers on the Australian ebay that are known to be offering the newer version? I really don't like the one I got, but I'm afraid to order again in case I get another one of these.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:37

How are the newer ones different/better?

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 01:51

How are the newer ones different/better?

 

They only take 1.5 turns of the cap instead of 7+.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:39

Are there any sellers on the Australian ebay that are known to be offering the newer version? I really don't like the one I got, but I'm afraid to order again in case I get another one of these.

 

I bought mine from a seller called pp_562 (direct link https://www.ebay.com...872.m2749.l2649), and I received the newer version - but caveat emptor, that doesn't mean all their stock are the same!



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:54

Other than Waterman #2 sized nib, I wonder what other nibs it might fit. For instance would a Wahl Skyline Eversharp "banner" nib be too large for it...

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 07:00

I just held this pen in my hand for two hours straight while grading papers. Absolutely no burping at all even at 1/4 down to 1/8 full. 

I'm actually having the opposite problem with this ink (Sailor Yama-dori), it's flowing too dryly for quick writing. 


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 15:44

 

They only take 1.5 turns of the cap instead of 7+.

 

I like this pen, but eyedroppers that suffer evaporation are criminal (to me). It's like stealing ink. This is why I ask about evaporation in this case, and now I wonder if 1.5 turns will seal as well against evaporation loss. I suppose that one can add water occasionally, but I would rather not have to.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 16:15

I just held this pen in my hand for two hours straight while grading papers. Absolutely no burping at all even at 1/4 down to 1/8 full. 

I'm actually having the opposite problem with this ink (Sailor Yama-dori), it's flowing too dryly for quick writing. 

Have you checked the tines for alignment?  If the tines meet too tightly at the tip, press on the underside of the tip with a wooden ruler away from the feed in a gentle springing motion repeatedly to slightly bend them away.  Do this for both tines at the same time, so that they are lifted together without shifting with respect to each other.  The goal is to have the tines parallel to each other where the gap between them is.  This will give you significantly higher ink flow (you can do it to taste until your very dry pen becomes a gushing pen, if you so desire.  I've done this with a few pens now that used to be dry, and now they write great wet lines with no drying out issues).


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 23:37

I just held this pen in my hand for two hours straight while grading papers. Absolutely no burping at all even at 1/4 down to 1/8 full. 

I'm actually having the opposite problem with this ink (Sailor Yama-dori), it's flowing too dryly for quick writing. 

 

My nib was also quite dry from the box but is easy to open up. Pull the nib out, place it wings-down on a table and press gently but firmly on the breather hole. that will open the whole nib up more and let more ink out.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 23:45

 

I like this pen, but eyedroppers that suffer evaporation are criminal (to me). It's like stealing ink. This is why I ask about evaporation in this case, and now I wonder if 1.5 turns will seal as well against evaporation loss. I suppose that one can add water occasionally, but I would rather not have to.

 

 

Absolutely no ink loss, it seals tightly (there are 1.5 turns but at least seven layers of threads with five engagement points)

 

It also has a tiny air gap for the cap, with a step inside the cap that seals against the section, encasing the nib in a very small air gap that limits evaporation.

 

I've had ZERO issues with anything related to how this pen writes, and I'm pretty picky, particularly about eyedroppers.



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 23:54

 

 

Absolutely no ink loss, it seals tightly (there are 1.5 turns but at least seven layers of threads with five engagement points)

 

It also has a tiny air gap for the cap, with a step inside the cap that seals against the section, encasing the nib in a very small air gap that limits evaporation.

 

I've had ZERO issues with anything related to how this pen writes, and I'm pretty picky, particularly about eyedroppers.

 

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 00:55

I just had to take the nib and feed out and put them back in then the dryness issue was solved. I guess it was just shoved in too tightly at the factory. This is indeed a burpless eyedropper pen!

Some notes about nib swappability:

Thicker nibs like those on the Jinhao 992/991/599A won't fit in this pen. Neither will FPR "5.5" nibs.

Thinner nibs like vintage gold ones or possibly the Noodler's Nib Creaper/Charlie nibs should fit.

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:37

Another ideal nib would be the Delike bent nib. Fits just fine.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:46

sorry to hijack the topic, but I’ve had a clogging issue with shimmering ink in a (Indian, FPR) eyedropper.

Disconsidering the clogging issue (my fault by using the wrong ink on it), fantastic pen.

 

Im waiting for my Lecai Eyedropper to arrive, too.


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Posted 20 November 2017 - 01:50

Simple answer - Shimmering inks should -never- be used in an eyedropper. Not only is cleaning a nightmare, but a large volume of shimmering ink is a bad thing in a fountain pen - the more ink, the more glitter. The more glitter, the more junk to clog a pen. An eyedropper can hold 3-6ML of ink, tha't's a buttload of glitter that will just go straight down into the feed.

 

The only pens that can handle a lot of glitter inks are super wet flex nibs like a noodlers ahab/konrad that is also being used REGULARLY.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 02:26

Another ideal nib would be the Delike bent nib. Fits just fine.

 

Where can I get the Delike bent nib, kind sir?



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 04:30

 

Where can I get the Delike bent nib, kind sir?

 

https://www.ebay.com...-kAAOSw5n5ZgWEG








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