Anyone know what converter comes on the nib assembly on a Vanishing Point/Decimo? I'm having a lot of trouble with the capacity on my Decimo and if I don't use it constantly it seems to either dry up or clog or run out of ink, or maybe just get air bubbles in it. I like the pen otherwise: there are times when having a "click" pen is convenient, and I really like the size of the pen overall. But I don't seem to be able to get a lot of writing out of it (even with a Japanese F nib) before it needs to be refilled. And I can't believe the issue is the ink (since I'm currently using Iroshizuku Kon-peki in it, which should be IDEAL).
There are times where I think I'm wiping more ink off the section than is actually going into the pen (because of where the hole is in the feed, you really have to dunk in really deep compared to other pens which don't have such a long nib and feed). And the whole POINT of getting the pen was that my husband didn't like the F nib on the used VP I found a couple of years ago (it seemed more cost effective in the long run to buy MYSELF the Decimo and just get one with an EF nib and swap assemblies -- given that a replacement assembly was going to cost nearly double what I'd paid for the VP in the first place) -- plus got me a pen that I could use, since the VP was a little heavy for me.
Anyone know if there is a way to replace just that part if necessary? I'd rather not have to pay for a possibly expensive repair at the moment, and $80 US for a replacement assembly seems really exorbitant.
Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth