You can take the cover of an unused pen to replace it. I've had the same problem you had when I bought it from a local store
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RE: Best Brush Pen for Inking?
I feel Pilot pocket brush pen soft is quite good. This is hands down the best felt-tip brush pen I have ever used. Ink is dark and doesn't bleed. Brush tip is springy and allows for a variety of line weights. But the ink is not waterproof.