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Karmachanic
2 hours ago, como said:

I am not a fan of captive converters

 

 

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At the risk of seeming didactic.

 

Captive converters can be un-captivated at will. Leonardo Momento Zero for instance. This is not the case with pens using the above Schmidt piston unit, which is, from the user point of view, permanently mounted within the pen. Not to be -un-captivated at will.

 

Santini pens are piston fillers.

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It’s a lovely pen but I have just found mine to run out rather earlier than expected. I wonder if the ink is prone to evaporate? I’ve found this to happen with my Leonardos. I was using Sailor Red-Brown. 
 

It is also possible I hadn’t filled it fully, however.

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The Smug Dill stated on February 10, 2020:

"The inside surface of the pen's ebonite or acrylic barrel is not the wall of the ink reservoir, but the housing of the nib unit screws directly into the piston-filled ink reservoir unit...[T]he inner core, up to the thread that holds the nib housing in place inside the gripping section, is a single self-contained piece."

 

QUESTION: In the unlikely event that a serious problem should develop (e.g., the piston drive shaft or rod becomes permanently disconnected from the rubber piston seal), is there a way for the owner to access the components and replace or repair as needed?  Or would this be a factory repair?

 

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A Smug Dill
2 hours ago, Forsooth said:

is there a way for the owner to access the components and replace or repair as needed?

 

I don't know, but personally I wouldn't even try.

 

2 hours ago, Forsooth said:

Or would this be a factory repair?

 

If repair is required, that is how I would approach it. Santini Italia's customer service has, in my experience, been prompt, communicative, courteous and excellent in every instance; and it was pretty painless when I had to send my Calypso back to Italy late last year, with my return postage costs promptly reimbursed, and the pen was fixed and sent back to me by UPS.

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On 1/16/2021 at 7:47 PM, Karmachanic said:

 

At the risk of seeming didactic.

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Santini pens are piston fillers.

Don't worry about that. Once I am pretty sure what's inside, what it's called doesn't matter any more. Though I am more in favour of old fashioned piston (direct touch between piston seal and barrel's inner wall, I have not had any problems with the mechanism used by Santini nor the quality of their customer service. So far so good.

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