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Schmidt DSM 2007 Mechanical Pencil Converter

Schmidt DSM 2007

The Schmidt DSM 2007 is a mechanical pencil converter For Parker-style G2 pens. It’s basically the full internals of a mechanical pencil made modular and fit into the space of a Parker-style G2 refill. This self-contained unit sells for under $5 and while it won’t fit every Parker-style pen, it will fit many of them.

The DSM 2007 is a mechanism for professional pen manufacturers, pen resellers, pen turns, and other pros, but it’s affordable enough and easy enough to find that it’s a fun pick-up for hobbyists as well.

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Schmidt DSM 2006 Mechanical Pencil Converter

Schmidt DSM 2006

The Schmidt DSM 2006 is a mechanical pencil converter For Parker-style G2 pens. It’s basically the full internals of a mechanical pencil made modular and fit into the space of a Parker-style G2 refill. This self-contained unit sells for under $5 and while it won’t fit every Parker-style pen, it will fit many of them.

The DSM 2006 is a mechanism for professional pen manufacturers, pen resellers, pen turns, and other pros, but it’s affordable enough and easy enough to find that it’s a fun pick-up for hobbyists as well.

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Schmidt 6040 Fineliner

Schmidt 6040 Fineliner Refill

Schmidt’s 6040 is a fiber-tipped fineliner that is shaped like a standard European rollerball refill. It will turn a rollerball into a broad writer that is much more akin to a marker than a ballpoint or standard rollerball. These are used when you want your rollerball body to write like a PaperMate Flair or Sharpie Fine Point Pen.

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Pilot HERFS-10 Pencil Erasers

Pilot HRFS-10

Pilot’s HERFS-10 is a set of eraser refills that sells in Japan for 100 JPY. In Japan the set is known as the Sharp rubber S.

These are standard sized mechanical pencil refills that will fit almost all professionally-focused mechanical and drafting pencils. They are made of a firm rubber and shaped like a cylinder that is 4.2 mm in diameter and 12.5 mm long.

This refill set includes a cleaning rod which will be helpful if your mechanical pencil is jammed.

Pilot BRF-25B-B Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot BRF-25 Ink

The Pilot BRF-25-B-B is a 1.2 mm super thick ballpoint refill. This refill is generally not available in the US but can be ordered from Japan using Ebay, or similar service.

The BRF-25B-B is a 250 JPY refill with a metal body. It’s only sold in black. It uses a 1.2 mm super thick ball tip where the BRF-25BB-B uses a 1.6 mm writing tip.

Pilot BRF-25BB-B Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot BRF-25 Ink

The Pilot BRF-25-BB-B is a ballpoint refill. This refill is generally not available in the US but can be ordered from Japan using Ebay, or similar service.

The BRF-25BB-B is a 250 JPY refill with a metal body. It’s only sold in black. It uses a 1.6 mm super thick ball tip where the BRF-25B-B uses a 1.2 mm writing tip.

Pilot BRFN-30EF Ballpoint Pen Refill

Pilot Acro BRFN-30M Refill

This refill is the metal version of the Pilot BRFN-30 series of ink. It uses Pilot Acro ink (an oil-based hybrid). The BRFN-10 is not sold in an extra fine model.

The BRFN extra fine is a 0.5 mm refill that is compatible with the Dr. Grip, S20, Ageless, Legno, and a few other pens from Pilot.

 

Lamy M21 Ballpoint Refill

Lamy’s M21 Mini Ballpoint refill is a D1 refill that works with select Lamy pens, including the Spirit, Lamy 2000 4-color, and all of Lamy’s “multi-system” pens. It’s one of the few ISO standard refill’s Lamy uses in its pen line.

Lamy Z27 Fountain Pen Converter

Lamy Z27

The Lamy Z27 replaced the Z26 as the universal fountain pen converter for Lamy pens. It’s the one included in higher-end pens like the Imporium. The converter has a black top and uses a screw mechanism.

Note that the Z27 is still often sold as the Z27 since the two are so similar and are difficult to tell apart. Functionally the seem to be the same but time will tell if a difference exists. The Z26 was phased out in late 2017.

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