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Who Makes Better/best International Converters?

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#21 tvradio

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 21:06

Did you get an especially good price to get a dozen, or did you just need a dozen? The next pen show I hope to go to will be the one on Long Island in April, and I can probably wait if I can get a good deal....


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#22 tadas

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 01:52

Yes, the Schmidt K5 is sort of the go-to converter. Its about as universal as you can hope for, although I dont think any converter is completely universal - pen companies are happy to agree on a standard cartridge but when it comes to converters all bets are off. The K5 will fit most pens that accept a standard long cart.
 

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 21:58

Did you get an especially good price to get a dozen, or did you just need a dozen? The next pen show I hope to go to will be the one on Long Island in April, and I can probably wait if I can get a good deal....

 

I don't know if it was an especially good price.. $4/per converter. I have many pens that use that converter and it was more convenient to get enough for the convenience of not having to clean/swap out whenever I want and some for spares.



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 22:04

I agree. :)  I have a converter for all of my pens that use one so that I don't have to clean and swap in converters.  :)



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Posted 17 November 2018 - 14:12

Schmidt makes a good one, cheaper than the rebranded Schmidt's. Yaffa is kind of cheaply made but they dissemble easy to grease and clean.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 23:00

Schmidt K5 is perfectly fine. It's not fancy or super premium feeling, but it gets the job done and I've found them to be very smooth and reliable.

 

I think the best included converter has been from conklin and monteverde - the threaded SI converter is just the best idea since sliced bread.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 11:05

I like Diplomat, but I don't know whether they make it themselves or is it a rebranded Schmidt...







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