Pilot Fermo Twist Action VP Fountain Pensearch

Pilot Fermo Twist Action VP Fountain Pen

Pilot Fermo Twist Action VP Fountain Pen

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I was skeptical about this and other vanishing point pens but this writes like a dream and feels well balanced. The pocket clip is actually helpful when writing. Only complaint is that you need to see a video on how to fill the pen and the converter dosen't hold much. The pen also is not flashy which in many cases is an advantage. I'd buy it again!!
Yeah, I got one as well...the converter was a con20 I think. Didn't work well at first. Had to do some flushing and had a spare one to use.

The pen writes well, and I like the feel in my hand.
I'm wondering if anyone else got a wonky converter (I also got a blue ink cartridge, not black, but that's no big deal). I wasn't expecting any converter, but when I tried to use it my pen leaked like a sieve. I took the converter out and it's like a con-50 but without the agitator -- has anyone else had this experience/know what the converter is?
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I found that even after flushing/wiping/q-tipping, I had the ink from the converter coming out of the threads that hold the barrel together (I know it was that ink because it was a different color than the cartridge, which seems to be working [knock wood]). Is there any chance that's the issue? I'm planning to just syringe refill cartridges I think.
After letting cleaned the pen dry and sit a few days, and trying a CON-50 converter again, I'm able to get the pen to work without leaking. I think the converter that came with the pen is not appropriate for the pen.
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Deciding to post this here in case anyone missed the Fermo and is looking for another unique, retractable fountain pen: https://www.massdrop.com/vote/-Product-I-would-buy-a-Pilot-Capless-Decimo-Vanishing-Point-in-Matte-Black
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I was traveling and saw this too late to confirm :-( - please redrop!
Could anyone briefly speak to the difference between this pen and the vanishing point beyond the twist vs. click top retraction mechanism? Only a dozen left and would likely jump with a bit more info. Thank you in advance.
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Thanks for your useful observations. I've been wrestling with the choice between this, the VP and the new Decimo but was going to bite the bullet anyway with 97 of 104 sold. But it was the middle of the night for me and I drifted off to awaken to "drop ended." Maybe I'll find one through a different outlet since they're out of production & it seems unlikely that Massdrop will be able to source the numbers needed for a good drop.
Twist is a more secure better mechanism
This are the best writing pens, way way better than Lamy 2000. I have several.
I too need to know about Canadian shipping: when I try to order it, it doesn't appear like I can ship it here, yet there is no such notice on the product page... Please let us know ASAP.
Do these not ship to Canada ?!?! i thought only Lamy had these horrible shipping limitations :(
any chance we can get a converter added to this?
I agree that it would be nice to have the converter included (so we don't have to go out and order it ourselves). Luckily, it looks like it takes the Pilot CON-50, which is on Goulet Pens for $5.50, so I'm probably just going to add it on with a new ink bottle. The next question is what color of ink...
No shipping to Canada?
Sorry about that! We've fixed it so that this will ship outside of the US.
Thank you!