I have obtained new converters for the Strata. The fit is not as secure as I would like, but it is not loose as was the one included with the pen. This could easily be a 5 star pen, if only the converter was good to begin with. The pen is light, it requires little to no weight on the non to get the ink flowing. It is also well balanced. I love it, minus the fit of the converter.
The pen is perfectly sized to put in a planner or portfolio. The weight is well balanced and the cap posts securely. I have yet to write with it due to the converter not mating well with the nib. It is loose and will not seat. It is a threaded converter, but there are no threads on the interior of the pen to secure it. I have yet to add ink since I do not want a mess to clean up. I have ordered some new converters and upon delivery, I will update this review if I can actually write with the pen. I want to rate it higher, but cannot at this time. I understand this is a sub $40 pen, yet I have $8 fountain pens which have a converter which fits perfectly