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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 27th Nov 17, 5:01 PM
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    Broad Nib Fountain Pen - piston filler
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    Broad Nib Fountain Pen - piston filler 27th Nov 17 at 5:01 PM
    Any pen geeks about? I've been given some fancy sparkle calligraphy inks. Tried them in my trusty old Parker 25 but I think it really needs a broad nib to get the effect. I'm not going to faff about with nib changes so what I'm looking for is a cheap (sub £10?) broad nib pen with a piston or squeeze filler to experiment with. Most stationers seem to only do cartridge pens; eBay has super-cheap ones from Hong Kong but I suspect they might not arrive or be absolute tat.

    Anybody suggest a make or a supplier, please?
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    • Pun
    • By Pun 27th Nov 17, 7:09 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 7:09 PM
    As you say, the HK ones are super cheap, so worth buying one to see if it works. If it doesn't arrive, you are covered by ebay's money back guarantee for non-delivery.

    Or perhaps try a converter - e.g. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parker-S0881380-Fountain-Standard-Converter/dp/B00383PUU6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1511809891&sr=8-3&keywords=piston+fill+fountain+pens
    Last edited by Pun; 27-11-2017 at 7:15 PM.
    • hjd
    • By hjd 27th Nov 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 9:46 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 9:46 PM
    A few here from my favourite website, Cult Pens.
    https://www.cultpens.com/c/q/explore/product-type/pens/fountain-pens?sort=price-asc#:
    Calligraphy sets seem to come with converters as well as cartridges.
    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 30th Nov 17, 9:48 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 9:48 AM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 9:48 AM
    Hmmm Looks like eBay cheap experiment it is then.... Great site hjd, but nothing under £10 that fits the bill without buying a converter as well.
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    • NBLondon
    • By NBLondon 4th Dec 17, 10:05 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:05 AM
    Well - I've ordered it....
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    • 4th Dec 17, 10:05 AM
    Clearly it's a China/HK operation... Price=£1.75 Free Postage for delivery in a month. Or 24 hour delivery for £201
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