15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Works well but not as good as the 'real thing'.,
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I've hated cartridges since they first made their appearance in the early 1960's - I've always preferred a refillable reservoir despite the attendant mess and inky fingers that you get if you aren't careful (and often if you are). As I couldn't find a fountain pen not designed for use with cartridges for less than £70 when my Platignum (which I'd had for some 40 years) broke, I bought a Parker for a tenner and this.
To use it you just press (very firmly) into the pen in pace of a cartridge. The filling action is unlike anything I've seen before as you have to screw the plunger anti-clockwise down to make a seal and then ensuring the whole nib is under the ink, screw it clockwise to the top sucking the ink into the reservoir. Previously I've only seen the traditional lever, or simple pull-push plungers you occasionally got on posh pens. This system makes the filling somewhat fiddly and increase the danger of inky fingers.