|Product Dimensions||7.11 x 0.76 x 0.76 cm; 5.67 Grams|
|Item Model Number||CON-40|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||CON-40|
|Item Weight||5.67 g|
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Pilot Fountain Pen Ink Converter Screw Type (CON-40)
- For single cartridge fountain pen from Japanese stationary Brand Pilot (namiki), for 0.4ml ink, screw Type
- Pilot fountain pen ink converter CON-40, screw Type
- Model: CON-40
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For single cartridge fountain pen from Japanese stationary brand Pilot (namiki), for 0.4Ml ink, skrew Type
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If you have the Pilot MR2 fountain pen, all descriptions will tell you that this converter works with this pen.
This is not the case if you purchased your pen in Europe. The Pilot metropolitan and Pilot MR2 are the same pen BUT the European version of the Pilot MR2 is different. It does not work with the CON-40 converter, as I found to my cost. Oddly enough, once you buy the converter they do not allow returns. That is strange as many people will make the mistake. The Pilot MR2 will however accept all international standard converters. I eventually got the Schmidt universal fountain pen ink converter and it works splendidly with my Pilot MR2 crocodile fountain pen. I’ve given the Con-40 a 1 star as, its description is bound to fool people in Europe into buying it and then discover it cannot be returned.
The capacity of this converter is a little embarrassing. It lasts less than a week of light writing with a Pilot F nib, which is fine indeed. The whole thing is smaller than it needs to be. Not only is there a small reservoir to begin with, but the choice to put four ball bearings in it means even less ink. Which brings us to ...
There's a bizarre choice of putting four small ball bearings in the reservoir to act as agitators to break vapour lock. While these function, it causes additional engineering problems. The first is that one agitator would be plenty. (It's ridiculous to imagine tests where engineers added additional ball bearings until four were discovered to be optimal.) More than one isn't going to acheive much (if any) more, and they take up ink room. Their small size means they might flow out Pilot's wide cartridge mouth, so flow is restricted to keep that from happening. This may be what hampered the other reviewer's ink.
It looks fine. If you have a Pilot C/C pen with a translucent barrel, it could look really nice.
Extremely nice as would be expected from Pilot. Very well put together. It's just the engineering (and marketing) that's questionable.
I purchased this for use with a Pilot Kakuno. It fits. The only drawback is that the reservoir is slightly smaller than the Pilot CON-70. Also, the CON-70 is a pump action, making it a little easier to fill. I bought this just to try out as I have a few Pilot Kakuno pens (they are the best!) and the price for this converter was reasonable.
I will only buy this Pilot CON-40 again if I can’t get hold of the Pilot CON-70 at a reasonable price.
The converter though, leaves a lot to be desired. First, you have 4 ball-bearings within the converter, which initially looks cool but you can distinctly hear them clacking around a lot so :( second, because of the ball-bearings, you can never fill it past half, I've tried a dozen times so another :(
I'm putting it on my Pilot metropolitan and filled it with Mont Blanc mystery black ink. Once again because of the balls, the ink flow becomes very inconsistent and 4 balls at the bottom of the converter means the ink just doesn't get through consistently. Every time I put down my pen for a while (or the next day), the ink wont come out unless I shake it for a while or manually push the piston a bit before ink comes back. I cannot imagine doing that every single time I use it.
Unless I'm using it wrong I cant really recommend this converter.