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~six months ago I bought a fountain pen for fun, ended up loving it (started with Lamy Safari). Felt like getting a little something new for myself and recently ordered a Kaweco Classic Sport online. I did a little research to make sure that I was buying ink cartridges that would fit the pen I was buying and ended up going with J Herbin international short cartridges.
I'm reaching out because these ink cartridges seem to be too long to fit in my Kaweco pen... maybe I'm missing something? Google searched compatibility to see if anyone else had this problem but it seems pretty unanimous that international short ink cartridges (like the J. Herbin ones I purchased) fit in the Kaweco Classic Sport. I'm wondering if either I'm somehow missing something about how the ink cartridge fits in the pen or if other people have this problem or perhaps the particular pen I received is defective?
Basically I like the pen and I like the ink.. so am I (1) going to need a different pen to use the J. Herbin cartridges / going to need new ink for the Kaweco Classic sport OR (2) am I missing something obvious about using the products that I have already purchased together.
Hoping for some guidance. Thanks!

 

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The narrower end of the cart goes into the nib section, and is inserted 4-5mm until the nipple pierces the end of the cart.

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Most pens that take the short international standard size carts can have a spare one riding piggyback. Alas the Kaweco sport is not one of those pens. It only takes one cartridge, and because of these short barrel it also won't take a normal converter. Kaweco has produced a short squeeze converter.

 

There are also LONG international Standard cartridges, at almost the size of a Waterman long. Pelikan has these, and perhaps some other brands. I'm not sure about Herbin. AFAIK they only make shorts sold in a little tin.

 

So I guess, along with Risingsun above, that there is already something inside the barrel blocking it.

 

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Looking at your picture you definitely have the Kaweco blue cart that came with the pen still in the barrel. Shake the barrel upside down and it will come out.

<p>Currently collection:<strong>Lamy Safari's</strong> x5, <strong>Lamy Al Star's</strong> x3, <strong>Lamy Studio's </strong>x2, A <strong>Lamy 2000</strong>, <strong>Kaweco Sports/AL Sports</strong> x7, <strong>Noodlers pens (Konrad and Ahab)</strong> x10, <strong>Noodlers Konrad Ebonite</strong> x2, <strong>Hero 616</strong> x10, <strong>Reform 1745</strong> x10, <strong>Sailor 1911m</strong> x2, <strong>Sailor 1911 Realo</strong> x3, <strong>Sailor Pro Gear Realo</strong> x2, <strong>Sailor Pro Gear Imperial Black</strong>, <strong>Sailor 1911 Sterling Silver</strong>, <strong>Visconti Opera Club Cherry Juice</strong> (M <span>Dreamtouch</span> Nib), <strong>Visconti Opera Elements </strong>x3 (Amber and Black with M <span>Dreamtouch</span> Nib, Blue with M Gold Nib), <strong>Visconti Homo Sapiens Steel Age Maxi</strong>, <strong>Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age</strong>, <strong>Montblanc 146 Le Grande</strong>... Plus I am sure I have forgotten some.

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