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My newest acquisition! Lovely little pen, and my new daily writer, it took me a day to grind the nib down to a nice stub but it writes pretty darn good now.
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My newest acquisition! Lovely little pen, and my new daily writer, it took me a day to grind the nib down to a nice stub but it writes pretty darn good now.

I love mine, just wish it holds more ink though.
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My newest acquisition! Lovely little pen, and my new daily writer, it took me a day to grind the nib down to a nice stub but it writes pretty darn good now.

 

Sweet! Nice penmanship as well...

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My newest acquisition! Lovely little pen, and my new daily writer, it took me a day to grind the nib down to a nice stub but it writes pretty darn good now.

Nice! I've been wanting to try one of those. Impressed you do your own grinding . eek.gif
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Sweet! Nice penmanship as well...

 

Haha, you're no slouch either, I love the look of that M215, and the wonderful penmanship :)

 

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Nice! I've been wanting to try one of those. Impressed you do your own grinding . eek.gif

 

I quite enjoy the convenience of just having to click the pen down, and it's just terrific! And it isn't as daunting as some may think, though it's quite a bit of trial and error! 

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Ya, it's the error bit that is somewhat disconcerting.
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Ya, it's the error bit that is somewhat disconcerting.

I practiced quite a bit on really inexpensive disposable pilot/platinum pens for a long while, but it really isn't too tough (and if your hand is steady) the chance to make an irreparable error is pretty much nil. I've since helped to grind some rather pricey nibs, from Visconti's to Nakayas, and so far with no complaints from their owners biggrin.gif If anyone is really interested in how to do that I've considered making a guide (on FPN) but from what I've seen most people (with valid concern) are quite afraid of taking their pens to the grindstone.
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I'd be all over a guide like that! Not saying I'd immediately start grinding away on my nibs (phrasing!), but I'd love be in a position to make a go of it at some point in time.

At FPN I only lurk thus far.
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I love mine, just wish it holds more ink though.


Love mine as well and use it everyday but you're right the convertor doesn't hold much. I actually use an empty cartridge and refill that instead.


Edited by jay-w - 10/23/14 at 8:51pm
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Love mine as well and use it everyday but you're right the convertor doesn't hold much. I actually use an empty cartridge and refill that instead.

 

 

Curious...

What do you think is the best method for refilling?

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Curious...

What do you think is the best method for refilling?

 

For my Pilot Vanishing Point I used a cartridge, then cleaned and refilled it with a blunt nose needle.

 

Something like this.

 

 

In general I like cartridge convertors. They are simple, replaceable and with the needle method there is a minimum of fuss and mess. Also at a pinch you can use an ink cartridge. I save all the freebies and carry them as spares. Piston fillers are great if you need the capacity.


Edited by jay-w - Yesterday at 3:57 am
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Folks, just get the Pilot squeeze convertor, and thank me later... :D Seriously, it has the capacity of a Pilot cartridge, it's dead simple to use, and reliable. I hate the Pilot twist convertors - if the Vac convertor fits into a Pilot, that's what I put in, otherwise it's the squeezy all the way. In general I prefer piston fillers, but I'm willing to deal with cart/convertors because Pilot makes such wonderful pens...

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I can live with the small capacity to be honest, most of my writing is done at my desk (where the ink bottles are), and before I leave I usually fill my pen up from the bottle.

If I know I'm gonna be gone for a while I prefer to use the LAMY 2000 instead, since it holds a massive amount of ink.
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Back in black with three favourites today.

 

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