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  1. Hello, For a pen that uses international cartridges/converters, would anyone know how to effect a larger ink capacity than the standard international cartridge converter which holds 0.7 ml. For example, syringe filling a full length cartridge will achieve 1.4 ml approx or eye dropper filling the pen even more; but these use syringes and eye droppers which are inconvenient. Are there alternatives like squeeze fillers ? I'd imagine a sac that runs the full length of the pen would equal a full length cartridge. Thanks, Fabian
  2. I must start this review confessing that I’m not a FP collector (even though I have already six FP). And I also must confess that I don’t like flexible nibs. In fact, I’ve always looked for a FP just to write with. I don’t care about great variations. I don’t need a nib capable of great lines or good for an artistic handwriting (my handwriting is awful). I am only a writer, somebody who writes many hours with a FP. That’s why I’ve always searched one good fine or extrafine nib in a big FP for my hands, comfortable, of good quality and aesthetically pleasant to me. It is also important that this ideal FP have a good ink capacity. Well, searching all this I’ve made my last acquisition: the Delta Dolcevita Oversize. And here I still must confess that I was afraid of what an italian FP could give to me, as I've seen a lot of reviews with problems about the performance, the quality control... So I want to tell you my impressions about this beauty. Appearance, design, construction, quality: 10/10 I do not mean that the Dolcevita Oversize is perfect (does the perfection exist?). I mean that my Dolcevita Oversize doesn’t show any fault: it’s solid, well constructed, elegant, with a classical and modern look at the same time. All details are very well integrated; there is not any scratch and it’s perfectly polished, as one can expect, obviously. And I must recognize that the color is awesome. 2. Weight & Dimensions: 10/10: Here I would dare to speak of perfection, if what one searches is a big FP. I have big hands and I love big FP. So this is the one. It has the right size: really thick, with a very reasonable weitht, even full of ink. Uncaped, this FP seems short, compact, but caped it becomes a gorgeus big writing machine! 3. Nib & Performance: 9/10 Sincerely, I believe that I could not expect a better thing: the extrafine nib writes very well and, of course, very fine. The line is the thinest among all my FP. Like others extrafines nibs, sometimes it’s a little scratchy with some kind of papers. However, with Rhodia amb similars it’s a wonder: smooth, absolutely efficient, sober, with a perfect feeding. It’s a nib prepared to write hours and hours. 4. Filling System & Maintenance: 10/10 This is one of the main reasons for which I bought this FP: ink capacity. I’ve got several cartridge/converter FP (Parker Duofold, Graf von Faber Castell, Sailor KOP) and a Pelikan 1005M, with the classical and excellent piston. But I’ve been wainting for an eyedropper FP for a long time, and now I’ve got it. The Dolcevita Oversize can be filled with an eyedropper, so the amount of ink that this pen can hold is huge. I’ve already filled all the body up without any problem. On the other hand, the converter, very well constructed, screwed, works very well. But I will almost always use the eyedropper. Terrific! 5. Cost & Value: 9/10 Expensive, yes, but this FP offers me everything I look for: beauty, a right size, a big extrafine good writer nib and a huge ink capacity. And an extra bit of exclusivity...
  3. The persistence of an apparently empty fountain pen can be an amazing thing. This is not a new thought around here; it's been mentioned fairly frequently, and I've certainly run into enough examples on my own. The other day I unscrewed a Platinum 3776 to see how much ink was left in the converter. Nothing but stains. I turned it nib up to see if any ink would run back into the converter; nothing. And yet I still got another four pages out of it, in a journal only slightly smaller than an A5 size, before it skipped and sputtered to a halt. No mystery, of course. Like a sponge, a fountain pen feed can absorb quite a bit of ink. What I wonder, though, is if anyone has tried to measure the actual capacity of different feeds. Some desultory Googling failed to produce an immediate answer, so I thought I'd ask here. It's just idle curiosity, so I'm not motivated to disassemble any pens that work perfectly well to do this sort of testing. I imagine that one method would be to remove a feed completely from the pen, immerse it for a minute or two in a measured amount of ink, remove it, and then measure the ink that was left. Does anyone know of any such studies, by this or other methods? Incidentally, I can think of two opposite reactions to these pens that just keep on going and going and... This is great! I can finish taking notes in this meeting without having to borrow somebody's chewed up ballpoint. Darn it! I want to fill another pen, but I committed to writing with this one until it's dry.
  4. I have two Sailor pens, Sailor Sapporo and Sailor 1911 Large NT nib. They are both in my top 10 pens but I use them less and less because of the limited ink capacity. I write a lot and just don't feel the confidence in these pens that will last me a day of writing. I think converter holds 0.6 ml of ink and I have difficulty filling them fully so its more like 0.5ml. Looks like pens are designed for Japanese writing system in which you use less ink to write down the same message (what you will need four pages of writing in English will only take three pages in Japanese.) I was thinking of converting them to an eyedropper but I am no great fan of them. Cartridge holds more ink but I would rather use rollerball then put that plastic thing in a pen. Are there any larger converters that would fit in these two pens?
  5. Hi, I received my MB Edgar Allan Poe fountain pen from GoPens today. It is one of the most beautiful pens I've ever seen. A BLUE Montblanc! I'm in heaven. When I unscrewed the piston, however, I noticed that it didn't unscrew very far. I've inked the pen and am writing with it quite happily. But, I am wondering about the ink capacity of the pen. It just didn't seem like it sucked up much ink with so few turns of the piston. I've looked on the MB website and Googled, but I can't find the specs for this pen. I am afraid to twist the piston past what seems to be the stopping point, though I discovered that my vintage MBs have a sort of two-step turning process. Any help would be appreciated.

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