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#2221 gweimer1

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 02:09

I'm using a newly acquired Jinhao X450.  This thing is a lead pipe compared to most of my pens. 

 

I'm also playing with a couple loaners - TWSBI 540 and Jinhao 599



#2222 Helen350

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 17:25

I'm using a newly acquired Jinhao X450.  This thing is a lead pipe compared to most of my pens. 

 

I'm also playing with a couple loaners - TWSBI 540 and Jinhao 599

With a bit of smoothing, I have found the Jinhao 599 to be a real treat. Use them for taking class notes, and have experienced good ink flow for speedy writing.  What has been your experience with the 599?



#2223 mitto

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 14:03

I am using a Baoke flighter. It is the best quality Chinese pen I have ever come across. Using this pen will make anyone forget about all other Chinese pen brands. Details are here :
http://www.fountainp...is-chinese-pen/
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#2224 Helen350

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:27

Hero 901. Not happy with the nib. Considering purchasing a Knox K26. Pen has a classy gold/black look. Cost $2.80. Weight 50 grams. Do not have any Hero pens in my collection, so I thought I would experiment with the 901. Inked with a bit of Montblanc Blue/Black.

#2225 shawndp

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 02:20

Hero 237 - I used Hero way back in primary school so using this pen brought back memories of the ones I had before. Inked with Aurora Blue the XF is about the same width as my Sailor F if not a touch wider. Now if only I can decide between the 100 and the 1000



#2226 Helen350

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Posted 21 December 2014 - 20:03

Jinhao 599 metal version - Chesterfield Cobalt
Jinhao 599 window version - Chesterfield Erinite

#2227 mitto

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 15:33

Lanbitao 280. Two tone medium nib. Adjusted the tines a little bit and it is on the run . A smooth writer.
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Posted 25 December 2014 - 22:41

Today I have been testing a Jinhao 601 (another Sonnet clone) with various blue-black inks. A very nice writer.


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Posted 26 December 2014 - 20:20

Jinhao x750 with two-tone Goulet 1.1 stub - Chesterfield Antique Yankee
Jinhao 599 - Chesterfield Erinite

#2230 DERoadie

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 22:29

Jinhao 599 with mix of Meadow and Avacado.  Smoothed the nib and enjoying a whole lot.

I have other Jinhaos inked but using the 599 the most.



#2231 hbdk

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Posted 26 December 2014 - 22:32

Just testing the Picasso 919 that Santa brought me

 

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#2232 Ian the Jock

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 16:27

Kiagelu 368 in black with a fude nib.

 

Fabulous pen.....Heavy, wet, smooth, and looks great too.

With the fude nib it's like 3 pens in one.

I love using this pen and have given it a right hammering today, filled with diamine bilberry.

 

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#2233 mitto

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 16:37

Jinhao 159 shining black inked with Palikan 4001 blue. Love it and love writing with it.
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#2234 Helen350

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 18:27

Jinhao 950 blue/white porcelain - Chesterfield Xircon.  Will be signing a few things today.



#2235 richardandtracy

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 09:45

For months now I have been using my K316's on a daily basis. Today's one is the Charcoal one. I have had to take the ball out of the convertor. Diamine Bilberry had stripped the chrome plating off the metal ball, and the brass inside was reacting with the ink to form a sludge that solidified in the ink channels, making the pen a bit dry. Anyway, I have removed the ball and cleaned the pen so it's working very nicely again.

 

I think of all my Parker Duofold shape pens, I prefer the Parker Pearl & Black, but the Charcoal K316 is almost as good, and I'm far less worried about loosing the pen, so use it a great deal more than the Parker.

 

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#2236 katerchen

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 16:48

For months now I have been using my K316's on a daily basis. Today's one is the Charcoal one. 

 

Same here ... funny how I have all that $$$ sitting in various pens, yet more often than not I reach for that humble little $20 pen.



#2237 jeffkoch

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 01:43

I had two Kaigelu converter agitator balls corrode.  I assume they got a bad production lot.  I replaced the agitator balls in all my Kaigelu converters with balls salvaged from cheap cartridges. 



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Posted 11 January 2015 - 10:47

Jinhao x750 Shimmering Sand with a Goulet 1.1 nib - Chesterfield Amethyst



#2239 mitto

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:37

Jinhao x250 flighter GT , X450 flihhter GT , a lot of 5 x750 different finishes , a lot of 8 Jinhao 599 different fineshes , a Nemosine , a kaigelu 316 alongwith two Sheaffer Imperial 440 and 444.These are on way from US through magiclamp.pk.
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 02:03

My Hero 100 has worked it's way back into rotation.



#2241 bbycrts

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 17:59

Haolilai 801.  Stunning pen - the amber/black shimmers.  14K gold nib that is smooth and delightful.  Took forever to get the pen to start when it was new, but now it's nice and reliable.  It's one of my two go-to pens at work (the other a blue/ivory Nussbaum JR).



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Posted 22 January 2015 - 05:24

I've been messing around with a Wing Sung 613-1 for the past week or so.

 

The pen itself looks nice, is quite decently made and is actually very comfortable to use.

 

The nib, however, is a bit iffy. It's very fine and sometimes writes nicely with a bit of feed back and at other times writes drily with a decent bit of scratch. I'll give it a good cleaning and try some other inks in it first, but may eventually resort to some ghetto nib smoothing on it.

 

And there's also an unpleasant, sour smell about the pen, which seems to emanate from the rubber (?) ink sack. Hopefully it's just from sitting around in a warehouse for a decade or so and will fade with a good cleaning and some time.

 

I was pleasantly surprised by the filling mechanism, though. It is a bit of a pain to use, but I've been able to consistently get it about two thirds of the way full by squeezing the ink sack manually instead of using the metal press bar. And given the fineness of the nib, that amount of ink actually lasts quite a while.

 

Overall, I'd say I'm fairly satisfied with it given the price I paid.


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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:01

My first Chinese pen arrived today. Jinhao x750 Lava Red. I've put Noodler's Ottoman Azure in it. Very smooth, and juicy. I prefer a finer nib, will probably replace it with a Goulet nib.
I'm new to FPs...please be gentle with me! :-D

#2244 Ian the Jock

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 12:30

2 Chinese pens today.

Baoer 3035 black, filled with diamine onyx. A fantastic pen, super smooth wet writer that I can't help but reach for.

Picasso Swedish flower king, dark blue, filled with diamine Sargasso sea. Another smooth wet writer and a bit of a stunner. Depending on how the light hits it, the paler blue "crackles" really stand out well, like fireworks.

Gorgeous.

 

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 01:21

Back to Hero 100.

It is........ so good.



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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:05

Jinhao 3000 - Iroshizuku Yama-budo



#2247 TimTheZaj

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 03:55

Back to Hero 100.
It is........ so good.

My Hero 100 has worked it's way back into rotation.

TRUTH
Today I used my standard black hero 100 filled with r&k salix
As fpenluver said, the pen is so...good.
The combination with salix is really great.
We should start a Hero 100 praise thread.

#2248 Ian the Jock

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 17:52

Back to my black Kiagelu 368 today, still with diamine bilberry.
"Fudey, Fudey, Fudeee"
Just can't get enough of that fude nib.

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 06:04

I'm starting to grow into to the yellow Hero 616-2 that finally came last week. I'm not used to such a bright color in a pen. In the last week or so I've already lost the cap in my pocket once or twice, but I don't seem to have any new stains to speak of. Even after being uncapped in my pocket it still starts up and writes instantly. I wish all of my pens were this well-behaved.