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First Review - Hema Fountain Pen - Dutch Dep. Store


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#1 johnybh

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:26

So, here goes my first review.

handwritten, I like to say what I have to say in a few words. with the keyboard invented, people tend to over-communicate, spending to many words on very little info...

Off we go...

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Hope you like the review. Great pen, I use it every day.

Edit - nib picture, as good as it gets with an iPhone ;)

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I know you all like pictures, so another one with my watch :D

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Edited by johnybh, 22 April 2011 - 12:41.


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:13

HEMA has got to be one of my favorite department stores anywhere. A couple of years ago, I made a trip to the Netherlands and bought three inexpensive fountain pens in a HEMA there, the one covered in your review among them. Of the three, my favorite is actually a black metal model that's a bit thinner but also more sturdy than the one that you review--in fact, I was just using it yesterday and thinking how nice the nib was. The third HEMA pen I got was a yellow transparent pocket-sized model--I really like how it looks and feels, but it's got a flow problem that I've not had time to try to fix. For what it's worth, I suspect that these pens are Chinese-made. By the way, I agree with your comment re: the HEMA ink cartridges--not bad at all for the price.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:23

Hi rockydoggy,

You must mean this one:

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It's a great pen, but the paint is coming off, and the nib sometimes skips, the ink flow isn't that great with mine.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:30

Yep, that's the other HEMA pen I was talking about. Our different experiences with it is probably an indication of uneven quality-control, but that's hardly surprising in light of how cheap these pens are.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 19:01

I picked up the one in John's review this week for € 0,50 ($ 0,75) :yikes: ... they were on sale at HEMA.

I've got the other ones as well, but I prefer the one John reviewed ...








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