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From the album: First lookContents: 1 Sailor Professional Gear Slim Midnight Ocean with a Zoom nib 2 Sailor Professional Gear Slim Mini, in taupe and slate green 3 Sailor converters to suit the Professional Gear Slim Mini I'm delighted by how quickly my order from EndlessPens in Florida on Black Friday 2020 was delivered to me in Australia, in spite of: the Sailor mini converters were a pre-order item at the time, with a notice to say “will ship on December 3” on the product page, which will hold up the other in-stock items on the same order; I received a communiqué from EndlessPens on 3 December (Sydney time, so 2 December in the US) to advise there would be shipping delays while they dealt with 7 days of backlog after the Black Friday sales; and these were sent by USPS First Class International post — and, given the temporarily halved free international shipping threshold at the time of ordering, I wasn't expecting different — and I've seen major (six-week) delays with parcels sent that way to me earlier in second half of 2020. I'm also pleasantly surprised that the Sailor Pro Gear Slim pens are still factory-sealed in their plastic sleeves, while the Sailor Pro Gear came with a regular converter that wasn't mentioned in the product listing as an inclusion in the price.
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Chrissy posted a topic in Paper & Pen Paraphernalia Reviews and ArticlesKaweco have just brought out a brand new mini piston type converter for their Sport pens. This nifty little converter fits into all of the Kaweco Sport range of pens, (not the Liliput!) allowing you to use bottled ink as well as cartridges in your Kaweco Sport pens. Manufacture: The casing is hard, clear plastic with Kaweco printed in white along the outside. The internal push/pull rod is hard black plastic, while the end of the casing and the end of the piston rod are chrome metal. The chrome metal end of the black rod has an easy to grip machined edge. Measurements: It measures 33mm long when closed, and 53mm when open. Capacity: It holds .5ml of ink when full. Details: I fitted one of these into my red and black AC Sport. It fitted so securely onto the feed that when I tried to turn it slightly to show the Kaweco branding while I took the photograph of it fitted in the pen, it unscrewed the nib unit. So I can confirm it fits into my AC Sport really tightly. It took me a couple of draws to properly fill the converter with ink from the bottle, but that seems to be common with these tiny converters. I just love it! The fact that I can now use bottled ink in my Kaweco Sport pens without having to use the squeezy converter, or refill cartridges with a syringe is great! Cost and availability So far I have only spotted them in stock on the Appelboom.com web site at a cost of €5.50 inclusive of EU tax. I'm sure other web-sites will get them in stock soon. I'm over the moon with this. Thank you Kaweco for sending me this product to review.
Howdy folks, I'm sure you guys have run into this before. I filled up my monteverde mini converter with a syringe and stuck the converter into the section.. I then screwed the body onto the converter, and attempted to shake the whole pen. Rattling! Oh no. Because the converter tip is hard plastic, it will not reliably connect to the converter, and therefore will result in leaking if not properly seated in the barrel. My solution: stuff a tiny ball of tissue down the barrel, and then re-screw. It works! Anyone else run into this and have another solution? Tom