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What Chinese Pens Are You Using Today?


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#61 miwishi63

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:33

Today's pen is a Lanbitou 866 satin stainless steel fine nib inked with Online Brown.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 02:45

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#63 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:36

Today's pen is a Hero 9033, a rather delicate slim pen with a hooded EF nib. The nib seems more like a F than an EF, but I have little experience with EF nibs so I am no expert. Originally filled with DC Super Violet, but the more pens I put it in the less I like it, just too runny and over saturated, and every one of the Chinese pens I have so far are wet writers, this one's no exception. So now it filled with Fast Dry American Blue and it is behaving much better.
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This was the cheapest of the pens I have recently purchased and other than the small size, everything else about it is fine. This was purchased at the request of my daughter who holds every pen so close to the point that Fountain Pens without hoods leave her hands all filled with ink.

#64 Frankiex

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:44

Hero 187 brown w/black "blotches". It was nicknamed "the cigar" pen!
I liked it because it did not resemble a Parker Pen!
But, I do have to admit that it uses Parker carts! In fact, I have a P45 converter in it currently!
(Noodler's Dark Matter)

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#65 wbpeoria

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:29

Funny you should ask . . .

Today I received 3 Hero pens from ahai006 on e-bay (great seller, by the way). They're a 736 (thin and shiny), a 5020 (a little thicker, brushed steel), and a 7030 (thicker yet, and glossy black with chrome(?)). Inked all 3 of them (Noodler's Navy, Green Marine, and Bulletproof Black, respectively), and love all 3.

#66 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:27

Funny you should ask . . .

Today I received 3 Hero pens from ahai006 on e-bay (great seller, by the way). They're a 736 (thin and shiny), ...

I've got the same pen from the same seller on the way.

#67 lovemy51

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:04

none today... again...
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#68 richardandtracy

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:01

Today I'm in Duofold mode. I have my Parker Duofold International Pearl & Black paired with my gorgeous Kaigelu 316 in Charcoal. I wish Parker did a pearlised Charcoal International, that would be amazing.

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#69 lovemy51

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:11

today i was usinf the jinhao 11. in case no one has seen it -it's not mentioned here much, maybe never- it's this one:
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#70 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 07:12

Today's pen was a Baoer Eight Horses inked with Caran d'Ache Amazon. I had to do a bit of polishing on the nib to get it to not bite so much. It took quite a few swirls on the back side of a legal pad to get it to the point that it didn't feel like it was gouging the paper every time the nib moved from left to right. It works well now.

It is a solid pen and fairly well balanced once posted, not too heavy either. So far I have had success buying inexpensive Chinese fountain pens, I hope my luck continues as I am waiting on 5 more pens in the mail.

#71 richardandtracy

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:15

Being a bit boring here, back to the Kaigelu 306. It's a really good pen and growing on me more & more. It's very attractive:
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I just wish that nib was a medium... Then I could change the ink more often too :thumbup: .

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#72 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:32

Today was a Yiren 823. Inked with PR Black Magic Blue.
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#73 lovemy51

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:26

today i'll be using the Hero 732. it's an ugly pen that i bought from isellpens a couple of years back, just because i wanted to try the 10k nib. quite good nib, too!!! it's what some might call "springy" i say it is semi-flex. i got inked up with R&K Verdigris.

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PS. the clip and the cap band are, IMO, dead ugly. the body is actually quite nice black resin with white veins!!!

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 13:53

I hate this thread, I can't keep up with all these new models!

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#75 Sagar_C

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:16

Unfortunately, I could never get a nice well-balanced, well-finished, Chinese FP for me. Anything I bought was total disaster.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:24

Since I'm always using at least one Hero, let's get that right out of the way: 329, Noodler's Bad Green Gator to match the barrel.

I was also using a Duke 2008 with J Herbin Rouge Caroubier. Love the looks, a little bit of a hard starter.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 19:39

Today was a Yiren 823. Inked with PR Black Magic Blue.
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Wow! That one is really eye-catching. How does it write?
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#78 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:22


Today was a Yiren 823. Inked with PR Black Magic Blue.
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Wow! That one is really eye-catching. How does it write?
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As you can see I have had to re-ink and this time I put in PR DC Super Violet!

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#79 richardandtracy

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 13:46

Today I've got my Amber & Grey Kaigelu 316 with me, and have just paid for a Kaigelu 323, which will be with me in a week or two.

That Yiren 823 looks rather BRIGHT, I'd be tempted to blink before using it...

Regards,

Richard.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:00

Hero 616 with Noodler's Black. Boldly going where Parker 51's dare not go.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:04

A beautiful, goldtone Jinhao 1200 complete with the red-eyed "dragon" clip. Very heavy.

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#82 Wh3r3sWald0

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:30

Today I've got my Amber & Grey Kaigelu 316 with me, and have just paid for a Kaigelu 323, which will be with me in a week or two.

That Yiren 823 looks rather BRIGHT, I'd be tempted to blink before using it...

Regards,

Richard.

That's the lighting, in normal light it is not nearly so bright.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 16:37

Returning to fountain pens after a long 15 year hiatus.

What I didn't know is how addicting Chinese made pens could become. As inexpensive as they are it is fun to 'take a gamble' on which one will turn out to be a gem in disguise. So far I purchased one for my wife and daughter. My wife got a Jinhao Morbidezza, which will likely get replaced by something a bit daintier. My daughter has an even less expensive Hero Accountant Pen, and wants another more ornate pen.

I am now waiting on several more Chinese pens,


I had planned to lurk awhile before posting, but this post must be from a long lost twin I never knew I had! Back in High School I used a "dipper" desk set from my father's law office, mid-1960s. Then I used some no-names while studying Persian and Urdu as a graduate student. I recently came across another no-name and was saddened not to be able to buy ink in the town I now live in (only 2600 pop, 50 miles from a big city) Went on line for ink and Baoer Horse pen arrived a few days ago and am waiting for 2 other Chinese pens and a Noodler Nib Creap.

I have a friend who used to acquire large pieces of brewery equipment, as in 1500 gallon copper kettles. He once said to me, "I know its a sickness, but it is MY sickness!"

Question: All I could find around the house for ink was some stuff used to refill ink jet cartridges. Will that harm anything?

ps: I am hatching a plan to offer my restaurant customers fountain pens to sign their credit card receipts (thermal paper). Give the joint a bit of class, and with the Asian pens loosing one won't be a big deal...

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 17:05

I wouldn't use the inkjet stuff. Only inks made specifically for fountain pens.

Welcome aboard!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 17:22

Primary pen is a Duke Crane with R&K Scabiosa. My back-up pen is a Hero 616 woth Noodler's Five O'Clock Shadow.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 18:24

A Hero 616 with Noodlers black and a Jinhao 321 with Blue eel.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 19:51

My usual Hero 616 Jumbo with Diamine marine ink

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 20:52



Today was a Yiren 823. Inked with PR Black Magic Blue.
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Wow! That one is really eye-catching. How does it write?
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As you can see I have had to re-ink and this time I put in PR DC Super Violet!

Thanks! That not only answers the question but illustrates the answer. Nice handwriting, by the way.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 21:19

I wouldn't use the inkjet stuff. Only inks made specifically for fountain pens.

Welcome aboard!


Thanks for the input. I bow to your superior knowledge and experience.... but it is so tempting with close to a liter sitting nearby.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:47

BrewerJeff, :W2FPN: .

I agree with SailorKenshin, no Inkjet ink. It's actually too thick & sludgy to use in a fountain pen, and it dries pretty quickly which can clog the pen up too.

Today I'm using my Parker Sonnet replacement, the Kaigelu 319 with Visconti Red in it.
The other pen I have is a Parker 61 (giving my Jinhao 321 a break..).

Regards,

Richard.