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    Default Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    I really enjoy using Pilot's Iroshizuku inks. The caps are not the best. I contacted Pilot about the issue with the cap and they are sending a replacement cap.
    Great customer service.


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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    I have broken 3 already. I might be crazy but these feel like, of all things, Bakelite. Which is a horrible brittle thing to make a cap out of in 201x. Lovely for guitar pick guards (one of its properties is electrical nonconductivity) and has a nice feel but really an odd material to use.

    The 1940s called. They want their Bakelite back. har har.

    Or maybe it isn't bakelite and just feels like it.

    FYI: Pilot regular ink caps are threaded the same way.
    Looking for a cap for a Sheaffer Touchdown Sentinel Deluxe Fat version

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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    I think they are just made from plastic that seems quite brittle. They can also get stuck and are then difficult to unscrew.
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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    I've had the same problem. I have one broken cap (usable, but ick). I'm looking for a replacement cap.
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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    I've had the same problem. I have one broken cap (usable, but ick). I'm looking for a replacement cap.
    I think you will find that Pelikan or Kaweco caps might be the same size. Maybe even one from a larger size cola bottle will work.
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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    Very true. Edelstein caps are for life

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    Default Re: Iroshizuku Ink Caps

    Quote Originally Posted by stub View Post
    The 1940s called. They want their Bakelite back. har har.
    I noticed the cap on my Quink Black looks and feels like Bakelite as well. (I'm comparing it to my working Western Electric 302 on my work desk)

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