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While not purchased from...
October 25, 2010
While not purchased from this site, I've been using this converter on a regular basis for years.

I own two converters from Platinum: a plain (like the one pictured/offered) and another with painted koi around the transparent portion of the barrel. Both operate identically and both work very well. I've never experienced any problems whatsoever with leaking or seepage.

Since I was tipped off to refilling cartidges with a syringe, all of my converters have been relegated to cleaning duty. This is where they really shine and show their true worth, in my opinion.

Regular maintenance is essential to the performance of any decent writing instrument and it's impossible to clean a pen (brush or fountain) thoroughly without a converter. A piston-style converter (again, in my opinion) is the best choice since bulb and press-plate types don't offer as much suction nor the level of control you can achieve with piston-actuated converters.

If you own or are planing the purchase of a pen which you hope to keep for years, I cannot recommend the importance of a good converter highly enough. HTH.
18 people found this helpful
Works with the Preppy!...
August 15, 2011
Verified Purchase
Works with the Preppy! <3

So glad to have a converter for my Preppy pens. I love the idea of an eyedropper pen, but I'm afraid of it breaking or otherwise leaking and ruining my clothing, bag, etc. A converter is a great alternative where you can economically refill from an ink bottle without taking along a potential ink-bomb in your pocket.

This was a sort of expensive converter (which is the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5), but it is solidly made and attractive looking inside the clear barrel of my pen. This converter gives my cheap Preppy a nice weight to it. Like the reviewer below, I agree that a converter is absolutely necessary to properly clean a pen.

Cartridges are convenient and can be cute, but in my area, I cannot locally buy Platinum cartridges and must order them from the internet. This is an expensive hassle for me when a converter has a higher up-front cost but is endlessly refillable and doubles as a pen-cleaning tool. Totally worth getting.
15 people found this helpful
I bought this converter...
April 28, 2009
Verified Purchase
I bought this converter because I needed another Lamy converter and sadly there were none. So I gave this one a shot even considering the price. It was worth it. It may not be a perfect fit with my Lamy Al-Star, but it does the job admirably. You can feel the difference in quality between this and the less expensive converters - the seal inside is very good, the twist movement is much smoother and tighter. My only complaint is that it doesn't hold as much ink and any of my other converters - but it holds about as much as a typical small cartridge. The price is a bit steep but I think it is worth it for the snazzy looks, the strength and quality of the construction and the smoothness of operation. The point of a converter is to not be disposable and this one isn't - it's a keeper!
11 people found this helpful
Fits the Kurutake brush...
November 15, 2014
Fits the Kurutake brush pen if you pop off the brass ring near the opening. Really nice to use lots of ink colors in a cheap brush pen.
2 people found this helpful
Just as desired- as presented-...
November 5, 2014
Verified Purchase
Just as desired- as presented- thanks
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Works just as advertised,...
June 29, 2015
Verified Purchase
Works just as advertised, and saves me money!
I like the converter...
May 22, 2015
Verified Purchase
I like the converter fill as it makes it easy to use my own inks.
Although it is a bit...
April 15, 2015
Verified Purchase
Although it is a bit pricy, it does what its intended : works flawlessly in the cheap Preppys I have it in.
Will pay for itself in the long run, and the piece of mind of not having to worry about the pen leaking from an eye dropper style set up is well worth the money.
Adds a bit of a classy look even to a Preppy with the label removed.
I'm impressed...
April 7, 2015
Verified Purchase
I'm impressed
This is a high quality...
April 4, 2015
Verified Purchase
This is a high quality converter. I use them in Platinum Preppy pens. The action is smooth, there is no leaking, and it just feels solid and well-constructed. I have had several other converters, and this is the nicest one I've tried.
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