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Haolilai 801f


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#1 brumxi

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 18:47

Hi there,

Another week, another handwritten review by yours truly:

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(photo of case and pen by Todd from isellpens.com. I forgot the pen case in the office. Todd, let me know if you mind)

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As always, comments on the review and questions are welcome.

Best regards,

Mathieu

Edited by brumxi, 28 November 2010 - 22:05.

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#2 MassTahDohn

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 20:57

I think once I get more money that I shall pick up one of these pens, along with other Chinese pens aswell! *cough*Jinhao's Dragon's Descent*cough* :)

Nice review, makes me want to have one!!!!! AAARRRGGGHHH
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#3 Fuddlestack

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 22:03

Very pretty. I have a 401f copper flake pen, which is equally delightful to look at and very reliable.

Er... concerning yours, what's white about it?

When you're good at it, it's really miserable.


#4 brumxi

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 22:06

Very pretty. I have a 401f copper flake pen, which is equally delightful to look at and very reliable.

Er... concerning yours, what's white about it?


Mistake corrected ...
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#5 brumxi

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 01:12

Yesterday, my wife 'discovered' the Haolilai and 'confiscated' it in the sense that she will write with it until her (also confiscated) Lamy 2000 returns from repair.

This surely is a testament to the quality of the nib because my wife (who is not especially interested in pens but is especially picky about their writing feel) has only given similar appreciative feedback on the Lamy 2000 and a MB 146 while I let her try all of my pens.
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#6 jsonewald

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 23:12

Very nicely done review. This is really nice model, and pretty unbeatable value. Mine has a little nib flex. It will give me reasonable line variation without too much force difference. It is not a springy as some of my Falcon or Sonnets, but it isn't a nail either.

#7 OscarWilde

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Posted 05 February 2011 - 23:18

Very nice review and pics!

This pen is definitely my shortlist.

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 00:21

Very insightful and thorough review. Some of the Chinese made pens are very smooth writers. Even the problem ones aren’t so bad, once you work out the kinks. I absolutely enjoy writing with my Jinhao X750.
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Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:21

well, i guess i missed this one back in november. nice pen, brumxi!

i have a holilai in red with gold dust body (not the gold nib) which is one of my smoothest and wet of my asian pens.

this one, in this review, catches my eye, i don't know why i never went for it...

thanx for the review!

#10 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 16:21

Very pretty. I have a 401f copper flake pen, which is equally delightful to look at and very reliable.

Er... concerning yours, what's white about it?



I think I have that same pen. Nice looking, nice writing instrument!

Good review, thanks! I love hand-written reviews and some of these Chinese pens are a steal.

#11 SheilaM

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Posted 06 February 2011 - 17:12

Thanks for the interesting review. I've begun to think about picking up a Chinese pen, and this one is beautiful!
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#12 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 14:52

Well, based on this review, I got one.

It comes in a FOOTLOCKER! Whoa.

I plan to try it out today. :thumbup:

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 19:38

great review,I also am getting hooked on the china pens. they seem to be hit and miss sometimes but its fun to trying to make the bad ones work

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:34

Chinese pens are really impressive. Those who haven't tried one should. Great review.
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