This is a great pen! I've only used the decimo vanishing point, and this is
more substantial without being too heavy. I echo the other reviewer's wish for a
finer point, but luckily can swap out the nib with my decimo.
I purchased this converter for my Pilot Decimo. The CON-50 converter fits
great, and it doesn't leak or anything, but I'm having trouble getting the
converter to fill up with ink all the way. I've been dipping the pen nib into
the ink and using the converter to pull up the ink thru the nib, but despite
pulling the plunger back and then forward to try to get the last little bit of
air out, there's a space in the clear section of the converter that I can't
manage to fill with ink. So, I'm giving this a halfway decent review because
the space in the converter means that I have to refill it more frequently.
Also, I have a Pilot Cavalier fountain pen, and this converter DOES NOT FIT WITH
THE PEN BODY SHUT, as mentioned by a previous reviewer. It would be ideal if
this were just a little bit less wide, because I have a love-hate relationship
with the CON-20 (with the balloon/sack). To be clear, this converter fits in
the nib part, but you can't close the pen body with this converter.
This fountain pen writes exactly as advertised - a fine point, more like a 0.5
pen. The weight is great, and it's a slim fountain pen, much slimmer than any
other I've seen. It's great - I've had it for about a year and love using it.
The ink flow is good (I've been using J. Herbin ink in it) with the CON 20
converter, since I don't think the CON 50 fits the pen because it's so slim.
That's my only gripe (the CON 20 converter doesn't have a clear body, so you
can't see how much ink is left or how much you've filled it). The color of the
pen body is true to what showed up on my screen, and the finish is a pearly
I just loaded the ink into my Hi-Tec Cavalier Fountain Pen. The color comes out
much darker from the pen than the swatch, but I haven't actually taken a small
amount and smudged it across the paper, so I suspect that it's true to the color
shown on my screen. It writes very smoothly and is fairly wet. All in all a
great buy, and so much more economical and fun than cartridges!
I've had the pen for a couple of weeks now, and I love it! No need to carry
around multiple writing implements, this covers all of it. I ordered the pencil
component and 2 gel ink pens. It's easy to assemble (no problems with the pencil
component), and the ink writes smoothly. The weight is fairly substantial, but
it has the feeling of quality to it without overkilling it. Great product!