Bank holiday is here & we finally get some time off. If you have read about my Stationery show endeavours, then you know, that I have been challenged by Manuscript people to turn their pen into an eye dropper.
Eye-dropper project is something that every fountain pen enthusiast will do at least once in their life. It’s one of those bucket list essential tasks 🙂 For normal people this means filling the entire body of the pen with ink. The usual go for pens will have a plastic body and are transparent. Benefits are: huge ink capacity and zen like effect of ink sloshing around. To put this in numbers ink capacity can increase up to 9 times!!! 9 cartridges vs one filling. Now you now why I have to do it…
First one is Kaweco Classic Sport. It requires the least effort. All you need is silicon grease and syringe. My pen was already a demonstrator (see through), so it’s a perfect contender. It will get inked with sparkly J Herbin ink for obvious aesthetic reasons 🙂
Instructions are very easy:
- unscrew the barrel
- remove the cartridge (if present)
- secure the barrel in upright position
- fill the barrel with ink using syringe
- apply silicon grease on section threads
- screw the section onto the barrel
Here is what the finished product looks like 🙂
I have been travelling with this converted pen in zip-lock bag for good two weeks. It hasn’t leaked once… People put silicon grease on nib unit threads too, but I don’t find that necessary. I have to say I am rather pleased with the way this looks 😉
What do you think?