Pen Hack: Zebra Sarasa Clip to Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier

Pen Addict reader Quinn was messing around last week and came across this near perfect match for a pen hack. I'll let him share the good news:

AWESOME PEN HACK: Sarasa Clip Refill + Hi-Tec-C Cavalier Body = Perfection! This may be common knowledge, but I was just playing around and had to share this discovery. I had always been underwhelmed with the Sarasa Clip body, but not anymore.

I was pretty excited myself to verify this since I love the Cavalier barrel, and sure enough, it is essentially a perfect match.

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I swapped the Zebra Sarasa Clip ink cartridge into the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Cavalier barrel with no issues (the cartridges do not go the other way around fyi). I started writing away, and the results were impressively solid. The cartridge was a perfect fit length wise, and the only tiny issue I saw was that the tip of the cartridge isn't fully flush with the barrel opening. It is so close though that it actually took me about five minutes to even notice it. That is something that could be tightened up extremely easily if it bothers you.

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Sorry for the poor quality on that last picture - I didn't have my real camera handy. If anyone wants to see a better close-up just let me know and I'll take a new one this weekend. Thanks for the great tip Quinn!

Posted on May 27, 2011 and filed under Hacks, Hi-Tec-C, Pilot, Sarasa, Zebra.