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Edited: Dec 10, 2010, 11:17am Top

its true i have always loved a good fountain pen but recently my hands are suffering and i am struggling with the fiddly converters, i have been on the look out for a nice fountain pen with cartridges ( http://office.pricegrabber.com/pens/fountain/p/481/form_keyword=fountain+pen/st=... ) but i dont like the look of them and i think disposable ones would become an expensive habit! so ive been looking for a less fiddly converter here http://www.twenga.com/price-fountain-pen-converter.html but i cant seem to see anything that isnt what i already have, can anyone offer any suggestions?

Mar 7, 2012, 1:48pm Top

It has been years since I did this, but Waterman or Montblanc converters work well and fit in other pens, like Shaeffer. At the time, they were about $4. Go to a pen store and ask if they sell the converters and then try them (without ink, of course) in a pen to see if they fit. The converter and plunger is made to fit in the space of two disposables back to back and for some reason, the size works fine in the other brand.

They can be used with or without the pen nib attached, so you can fill the converter by itself or leave it in the nib end of the pen and fill through the nib.

Best of luck


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