After watching so many pen reviews on YouTube, I now have 52 fountain pens, many from China. It's annoying that the Sheaffer doesn't come with a converter or any other way to fill it, while the Chinese pens do. And the Sheaffer converter is proprietary and not inexpensive. I bought a converter for an old Sheaffer I have, but it doesn't fit. So, they have different converters for different models.
Thanks for that link.
You're welcome. I have been keeping a daily journal for decades. For every year, each week I use a different fountain pen with a different ink. This week I'm writing with a Conklin Victory Fine nib using Noodler's Black Swan of Australian Roses. I buy a lot of ink samples which allows me to try different colors and shades of ink. I get my samples mostly from Goulet Pens and Anderson Pens. There are also other places such as Vanness Inks out of Arkansas.
I also do not have a converter for my Shaeffer pens. I usually use them as a dip pen. Another solution I have used is to take a hypodermic needle and fill the barrel from whatever container of ink I am using and then place the needle into an empty Shaeffer cartridge and fill that up. I got the hypo needle I'm using now from my vet. I got one with a larger diameter tube to allow the ink to be drawn up more easily. Despite all the advances in writing, I still have not found anything that puts ink to paper in a more satisfactory manner than a well-balanced fountain pen with a good nib. And there is an undefinable sense of "this just feels right" one gets when writing with a good pen, similar to that what a person would experiencing any quality tool including an old workhorse Leica in good condition. Thanks for your reply.