Perfect Pentel Slicci Hack!

Ryan got me thinking in a recent comment on my Pentel Slicci review about using the Slicci ink cartridge in other pen barrels.  Most of the complaints about this pen are its relatively small barrel diameter compared to other fine point pens like the Pilot Hi-Tec-C.  Well, as luck would have it, I found the perfect barrel match in my latest JetPens order.

I had ordered two new Pentel pens - the Hybrid Technica in a click pen model, as well as a standard capped model.  I was thinking I had a fair shot at making one of these work since all the pens involved were made by Pentel, and it turns out I was right.  The Hybrid Technica click pen was not a match, but the standard barrel model was a perfect fit!  The Slicci ink cartridge required no length modification, and even snapped right into place in the Hybrid Technica barrel.  It fit so perfect it was like it was made for the Slicci cartridge.  I have a couple of pictures below, but it is really a no-brainer.  The cartridge fits like a glove with zero play room - it is very solid.

So there you have it.  For those who aren't crazy about the thin Pentel Slicci barrel but love how the pen writes, this is the solution for you.

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Posted on February 9, 2008 .