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.