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Help With Faber Castell Grip

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#1 annafdd

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 00:02

I just bought my first Faber Castell, a very cheap but cheerful Grip, and it writes way too well for a pen of that price. It's wet, it's consistent, it's smooth, I love it.

However, the Faber Castell converter I bought for it won't stick to the feed. No matter how firmly I push it in, it plops out. Am I missing something?

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#2 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 01:12

Hi Anna,

I have two Grips and they're great budget pens... not sure why the branded converter doesn't fit... check its nipple and make sure there isn't any "flashing" on it from the molding process.

Secondly, any standard international converter/cartridge should fit... do you have any others you can use to test the pen with... perhaps it's the pen with flashing or a misformed feed... ?


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 03:06

Does this pen convert to eye dropper?

 

One review also stated the pen leaks ink into the cap and can dirty the section. Any experience with this?


Link to a post about ergonomics I made: http://www.fountainp...with/?p=4179072


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:29

Does this pen convert to eye dropper?

Hi MW,

I think you can... it's all plastic and I do not recall any vent holes in the barrel. I'll check later to confirm it.

 

One review also stated the pen leaks ink into the cap and can dirty the section. Any experience with this?

I have two and have not encountered that problem with either of them,... but it's difficult to say... I lead a charmed life. :D

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 11:38

They are on sale at a local stationary store. I have too many pens but I enjoy FC pens and this seems like a nice option.

 

However, my Wing Sung 6359 is difficult to dislodge as an EDC pen for work.


Link to a post about ergonomics I made: http://www.fountainp...with/?p=4179072


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Posted 30 April 2019 - 13:56

Does this pen convert to eye dropper?


Yes... there are no metal parts on the section or inside the barrel; nor are there any vent holes. :thumbup:

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 14:28

I'd just order a converter. they're only a couple bucks.


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