I ordered this converter...
, March 8, 2013
I ordered this converter for its size. I knew going in that this would not be
the highest quality converter. I have a Retro 51 fountain pen that officially
only takes small international cartridges. I figured for the price, it was worth
a shot to try this converter - and it worked! Not perfectly though. For example:
1) The fit is not very tight, so it wobbles a bit. 2) After filling the ink
fully and replacing the barrel, the plunger goes down a bit, so you don't get
the full amount of ink. In the end, it writes very nicely. The ink started
immediately and doesn't skip. I'm using Pelikan Brilliant Brown. I've had no
problems with blotches, leaks or spills. So, I'm happy.
I like to use bottled inks. For me, it's part of the fountain pen experience, so
although this is not a perfect solution, it's a nice option.