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I purchased this for...
April 10, 2011
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I purchased this for use with my Pilot Plumix fountain pen, but I believe it is compatible with a wide range of other Pilot products as well. It's shaped like and installed in place of a regular Pilot cartridge. Use is pretty intuitive; press and hold the button on the side, submerge the entire nib in ink, then release to draw ink up into the converter. (You might need to repeat a couple of times to make sure most of the ink is going into the converter and not the feed.) I fill directly from the ink bottle and it works perfectly, no spills or splatter! I also think it holds a bit more ink than the CON-50, although unfortunately the CON-20 is not clear so you can't see how much is left. A good, cheap choice for those who want to broaden their ink and color options.
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emilychang07
Works well with the Pilot...
December 5, 2007
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Works well with the Pilot Cavalier sold here. The converter already contains an inner sac so all you gotta do is attach is and you are good to go. Don't need anything else except an Inkwell to fill your fountain pen from.
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I use this converter...
August 11, 2011
Verified Purchase
I use this converter with the Pilot Plumix. It works great, construction is pretty good for the price.
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anita.misa
Eh, it's a converter....
October 10, 2014
Verified Purchase
Eh, it's a converter. It does what it's supposed to do. I actually bought it for helping to clean my pens out, but it doesn't really have enough oomph to do so. It's easier to just pull the feed and nib out, give them a rinse, and reassemble the pen than it is to continually squeeze water in and out of the converter. The squeeze bar just doesn't draw enough water in at a time to be helpful.

Still good for using your bottled inks, though.
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djkhimtaka
It's a very good converter...
December 9, 2013
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It's a very good converter and functions very well according to it's specifications, however, it's very hard to see just how much ink it has actually suctioned, or even to be able to check how much ink is left. You just have to play it by ear.

It fits very well into my Cavalier, snug fit and has not leaked.
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conchi.mosqueravazquez
I don't know how they...
March 21, 2013
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I don't know how they could say this is compatible with the Pilot Penmanship, it's too lose at the section, it can't even fit! I purchase this for the price $3.3 and was so disappointed, cause I love the Penmanship too much, not just for the price but also for the quality, the extra fine line is so good for me that I couldn't find anywhere! I've planned to buy the cartridge, but I love the Turquoise ink and they didn't appear as cartridge so I have to buy those converter. I hope the CON-50 would be better but I think it's not worth to buy the converter the same price as the pen!
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caphe.saigon
This leaked with both...
May 5, 2012
This leaked with both my Penmanship and my Plumix from Day 1. I've read that they are inconsistent in quality and that leaking is often a problem. Very frustrating.

I really don't want to use cartridges, so I'm ordering a CON-50. But I would have preferred not to waste money on the CON-20.
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Bought for my old style...
January 26, 2015
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Bought for my old style Namiki vanishing point (the faceted, resin type). Fits perfectly and doesn't force the nib outside the ink door as some other converters do.
This was very disappointing....
December 27, 2014
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This was very disappointing. While it took in the ink very well and easily, it did not form a good seal with the pen itself, causing ink to leak all through the barrel. With loose ink in the barrel I had leaking in my purse as well. I have a good collection of bottled ink, but clearly, I can not make use of them with this.
When used 'as intended'...
December 4, 2014
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When used 'as intended' to draw ink through the pen, it seems to get about enough ink in it to write about 1 page before the pen starts skipping and drying up. Using a dropper to fill it is much more effective. I find the fit very loose in my pilot metropolitan, resulting in spills if not handled very carefully. The converter that came with that pen is much better in that situation.

Does pretty much what it says on the box, but could be better.
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