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#1 PenThing

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 13:29

One of the findings of this week. Nib looks to be not original on this pen. It is a piston filler, short volume of ink though. Cap is friction, not screw-in. No inscription anywhere. Any idea what model is this, please?

 

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 22:54

It is a K3

 

eta: It shares matching body and cap colours with the K2 and K4, and has a clutch cap like the K1 and K2. Unlike the three other K models, you can disassemble it to service the piston. :)   Also unlike them, it has no ink window.  :(

 

I would have expected a No 3 nib.

 

Good find.


Edited by praxim, 11 January 2019 - 22:59.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 23:19

A little more info: it should operate with no more than piston lubrication, if even that. The main risk is stress cracks in the plastic barrel.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:12

Thank you, Praxim. Indeed, the piston operates smooth after greasing it a bit. Kind of a creaky little piston, but the pen is working fine. 

 

Again, many thanks for your kind help!


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