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This a decent, relatively...
April 20, 2015
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This a decent, relatively short, international size converter, and it is certainly cost-effective. It should fit most fountain pens that accept Montblanc/international-size cartridges and especially some fountain pens--like the Delta Anni 70--with barrels that are too short or narrow for the standard Pelikan or Schmidt converter.

For thorough cleaning, the Monteverde converter is easily disassembled by unscrewing the silver-colored collar and pulling out the piston.

New fountain pen users should understand that any converter is a compromise which means that most do not hold a lot of ink and, sometimes, ink will get behind the little piston since there can be tolerance issues in such an inexpensively manufactured item. However, they do allow the use of a wide-range of bottled ink and therein lies the advantage. Plus, they are useful for flushing a cartridge fountain pen's nib and feed.
Beautiful, glossy, hard...
March 3, 2015
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Beautiful, glossy, hard finish; a stand-out design. I also have a Palladium Studio fountain pen with the 14K extra-fine nib, and I actually prefer the stainless steel extra-fine nib over the bi-color 14K gold nib extra-fine nib because it writes a crisper, narrower line. Although the steel nib is the same that is fitted to the Safari fountain pens, I'd rather write with the Studio since it's heavier, nicely balance, and much more durable, I think. Also, I like how the Studio cap posts with a snap to the barrel end. It won't slip or fall off!

Thanks to JetPens for their always excellent service and thanks for making the Wild Rubin Studio fountain pen available.
The Lamy extra fine stainless...
February 9, 2015
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The Lamy extra fine stainless steel nib is an excellent spare or replacement nib. I removed the fine nib on one of my Lamy Studio fountain pens, which was inked, and replaced it with this extra fine nib. The nib wrote perfectly, within seconds of the being slid onto the feed, and I prefer the narrower extra fine line width for drawing and note taking, Right from the package, no nib adjustment was necessary since the nib tines were perfectly aligned and the space between tines was correct for good ink flow.
Thank you JetPens!
This is a beautiful,...
February 9, 2015
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This is a beautiful, deep, dark, more black than blue, blue-black. If you prefer an intense, highly saturated blue-black ink, this is the ink for you. The Diamine "1864 Blue Black" 150th Anniversary ink is much more intense than the bluer standard Diamine blue-black ink. Because of its intensity, the new "1864 Blue Black" will, most-likely, not offer the shading possibilities of the standard Diamine blue black, but I prefer this new anniversary ink. It's similar to Noodler's blue-black and to Noodler's Ellis Island blue-black. Plus, the Diamine 150th Anniversary ink comes in a really cool bottle.
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I do not feel that the...
January 11, 2015
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I do not feel that the Ohto blue-black is a watered down blue-black ink. Let me explain. Many inks identified as “blue-black” come in a range of tones, intensities, and colors, within, what is called, 'blue-black,' including inks that are bluer than black or more black than blue.
The blue-black family, if you will, can even include colors that are like Rohrer & Klingner’s verdigris or various versions of blue-gray ink.
I would place the Ohto “blue-black” in the blue-gray branch of the family. Although not as deep or intense as, say, Noodler’s blue-black which is so intense it doesn’t really offer shading possibilities, this Ohto blue-gray ink does offer nice shading possibilities because the blue-gray color is not as saturated or intense as the Noodler’s blue-black. This also means that it will be easier to flush ink residue from a pen.
The Ohto ink is manufactured in Austria, as are some Montblanc inks, and it may, in fact, be the same manufacturing facility.
The Ohto ink flows well, in a pen with a properly adjusted nib and feed, and the shade of blue-gray is certainly a lovely color, with shading possible, making this ink a good choice for someone writing with a medium, broader, or flexible nib. I filled my medium-nibbed S.T. Dupont Fidelio with an Ohto blue-black cartridge and the ink worked well for me.
The Swift is well made...
January 10, 2015
The Swift is well made with excellent fit and finish. The smooth, black metal surface is comfortable and stealthy and the push-button point deployment works flawlessly. I have used this pen for some time and I have had no problems with it or any M66 cartridge (refill) I have tried (black, blue, red and green). I can write fast since the smooth, liquid ink can keep up with my writing, and I have never experienced any skipping. The point of the capless M66 cartridge seems to be 'medium' in width and that is the only issue I have with this Lamy rollerball since, at times, I would prefer to have a finer line--otherwise it's a terrific writing instrument.
The non-stick mat works...
January 3, 2015
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The non-stick mat works well and definitely prevents getting transfer adhesive on my countertop or desk. Thanks to JetPens for offering such a handy tool!
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-Consistently excellent...
January 3, 2015
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-Consistently excellent transfer adhesive
-Handy size
-Cost-effective
-Another quality Tombow product
Thank you JetPens!
A beautiful blue with...
October 23, 2014
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A beautiful blue with excellent flow, and nice shading possibilities. Pelikan's Royal Blue bottled ink is a terrific, cost-effective fountain pen ink with very smooth flow. Also, it's easy to clean up: the ink can be quickly and easily flushed from your pen. The price, for 62.5 ml, is very attractive for this high-quality ink. The 4001 series of Pelikan inks have been around for years and have stood the test of time.
Excellent & Vintage-like:...
October 23, 2014
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Excellent & Vintage-like: The bottled ink version of Kaweco's blue-black, "Midnight Blue," ink compares favorably with the cartridge version, having a beautiful vintage appearance. They appear to be identical in color. Not as black as Montblanc's "Midnight Blue" bottled ink (the new, non-iron gall version), Kaweco's "Midnight Blue" is as intense, but it is more blue than black. The flow is excellent, and it has nice shading possibilities. Although I think $19 is a bit high for 30 ml, serious aficionados will want this in their collection of bottled blue-black inks.
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