Frankenpen II – old meets new

Frankenpen II full viewSeveral ink manufacturers have introduced so-called inkball pens lately.  These are rollerball pens that use fountain pen ink in standard international cartridges.  A friend of mine shown me his inkball from J. Herbin Inks and I decided to try one.

The J. Herbin inkball wrote well, but because it was made of clear plastic, it just didn’t appeal to me.  So it thought, “what if I could fit this inkball mechanism into a good looking pen?  I had a third tier pen with no nib, an Imperial in pretty green celluloid, that seemed to be just the right surrogate body for the inkball.Frankenpen II barrel and feed

I removed the section from the Imperial and found that the inkball section was a perfect fit.  Meant to be!  So, the J. Herbin inkball now resides in a pretty pen, writing smoothly and lookin’ good.  Frankenpen II – the best of the old and the new.


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