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#2401 Ian the Jock

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 13:32

I've been using the blue/purple Huahong, and the red acrylic pen continually for the last week and I have been over the moon with them.
I've changed the ink in the blue one to Waterman purple as it matches the pen better, and I love it, it is a cracking pen, starts up right away every time and writes very smoothly.
The red acrylic pen is also excellent, and has only 1 small fault, and that is that the nib is finer than I like, however, I've ordered a Bock broad #5 nib for it, and once fitted, the pen will be "bang on".
 
I've been so impressed with them that I haven't even lifted my J217, J500, or, the mighty dragon at all, so they must be good. :lol:
 
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Edited by Ian the Jock, 12 May 2015 - 14:09.

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#2402 gweimer1

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Posted 13 May 2015 - 21:53

Switching gears....I'm using a Duke 209 with the Crown 22K plated nib.  I really like this one!  Simple and nice.

 

(yeah, I know...not my own pic, but I thought I should include one) 

 

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#2403 lisadan

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 01:25

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#2404 Julia161

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:11

I use plenty. Hero, Jinhao, Cheung Kong, Golden Star. Never get tired of exploring Chinese pens :)



#2405 Ian the Jock

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 15:03

Same Here!

 

I ordered some Diamine saddle brown for my J500 but the colour wasn't quite right for it, only to discover that it ls a far better match with this fella.

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So, this has been my prime pen today.

It's similar, design wise to the J500, and is a lovely smooth writer.

The saddle brown matches the barrel perfectly, and the combo has a nice "earthy" feel to it.

 

Still need a "reddier" brown ink for my 500 though. :lol:

 

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My top tip :- Don't stand up in a canoe.


#2406 mooshi

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 16:23

Back to my good ol' Hero 616.  :)  Every time I pick one up, I get giddy.  :P  And then remembering the price I paid for it back in the day... I end up hunting the 'Bay for more Hero and Jinhao pens!