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What Chinese Pens Are You Using Today?


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#2821 Helen350

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 22:16

Using today the Jinhao 3000 with Goulet 1.1 stub nib.  Diamine Bilberry ink.

 

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Posted 11 July 2016 - 10:04

You've got a huge collection of Chinese brands Helen ,it;s wonderful.


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Posted 11 July 2016 - 11:45

You've got a huge collection of Chinese brands Helen ,it;s wonderful.

 

Thanks Sagarb!  I have been fortunate to get some real winners in the bunch.  I tend to class my Chinese pens in three groups: 

 

#1.  Everyday writers that will hold up for the long haul if properly taken care of - Jinhao X750, 950, 3000, Bookworm, Kaigelu 368, Duke Bamboo are examples.  My oldest X750 is 8 yrs. old, with no dings or scratches.  When I put them in my purse, I place them in a pen pouch, for my hefty key chain can really destroy a fountain pen. :)

 

#2.  Pens I take to class only, taking messages, carry in my purse for signing or give as a gift to a teenager who wants to learn to write with a FP - Jinhao 500, 599, 886, Jinhao Blue & White - if I lose one, break one or give one away to someone who is curious, it is no loss. 

 

#3.  Pens that have a nice classic look and can catch someone's eye when I am attend a  function or at church (I'm always trying to encourage others to consider a FP) - Jinhao 189, Jinhao 195 silver, Jinhao 650 Abalone, Hero 901, Hero Gray & Animal pattern, Baoer 8 Horses,  WenJue, Jinhao 1200 (ladies like this one - has that 'bling' factor); Jinhao 159 Black - men ask about this one. 

 

There are some of my Chinese pens that I have swapped nibs - Jinhao X750 - each of them has a Goulet 1.1 stub.  Some of the #5 nibbed pens I have swapped  a Knox Broad nib.  Then there are others after some 8000 & 12000 grit micromesh tweaking, write beautifully with the original nib.  I try to appreciate what these pens have to offer me.  Some would say any fountain pen that "cost less than $300 and no gold nib is junk"--that is untrue!!! 


Edited by Helen350, 11 July 2016 - 11:47.


#2824 Sagarb

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 04:17

 

Thanks Sagarb!  I have been fortunate to get some real winners in the bunch.  I tend to class my Chinese pens in three groups: 

 

#1.  Everyday writers that will hold up for the long haul if properly taken care of - Jinhao X750, 950, 3000, Bookworm, Kaigelu 368, Duke Bamboo are examples.  My oldest X750 is 8 yrs. old, with no dings or scratches.  When I put them in my purse, I place them in a pen pouch, for my hefty key chain can really destroy a fountain pen. :)

 

#2.  Pens I take to class only, taking messages, carry in my purse for signing or give as a gift to a teenager who wants to learn to write with a FP - Jinhao 500, 599, 886, Jinhao Blue & White - if I lose one, break one or give one away to someone who is curious, it is no loss. 

 

#3.  Pens that have a nice classic look and can catch someone's eye when I am attend a  function or at church (I'm always trying to encourage others to consider a FP) - Jinhao 189, Jinhao 195 silver, Jinhao 650 Abalone, Hero 901, Hero Gray & Animal pattern, Baoer 8 Horses,  WenJue, Jinhao 1200 (ladies like this one - has that 'bling' factor); Jinhao 159 Black - men ask about this one. 

 

There are some of my Chinese pens that I have swapped nibs - Jinhao X750 - each of them has a Goulet 1.1 stub.  Some of the #5 nibbed pens I have swapped  a Knox Broad nib.  Then there are others after some 8000 & 12000 grit micromesh tweaking, write beautifully with the original nib.  I try to appreciate what these pens have to offer me.  Some would say any fountain pen that "cost less than $300 and no gold nib is junk"--that is untrue!!! 

thanks very much Helen...I am impressed with your categorization..learnt so many things from you...


Sagar Bhowmick


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 18:52

I've been using a Burgundy Wing Sung 2007 with Hero blue/black ink. It's a nice, smooth writing pen, and a favorite of mine, so I might as well get the rest of the colors it comes in while they're still available  :D



#2826 Helen350

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 02:47

Tinkering with this evening - Jinhao 3000 Tiger - B. Nib.  Chesterfield Antique Mariner.  Thinking I will replace the nib with a Goulet broad or stub??  Using uncapped; nice feel in my hands. 

 

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#2827 mehandiratta

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Posted 20 July 2016 - 07:48

Tinkering with this evening - Jinhao 3000 Tiger - B. Nib.  Chesterfield Antique Mariner.  Thinking I will replace the nib with a Goulet broad or stub??  Using uncapped; nice feel in my hands. 

 

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looks beautiful

thank you for sharing...


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 10:53

I am currently using the Lanbitou 757. It writes like a dream...



#2829 Ian the Jock

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 14:26

I was doing a bit of writing about the ship Rms Queen Elizabeth, and just felt that this pen and ink combo somehow seemed appropriate, especially the pen.

 

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#2830 eliweisz

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 14:39

I was doing a bit of writing about the ship Rms Queen Elizabeth, and just felt that this pen and ink combo somehow seemed appropriate, especially the pen.

 

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Ian

Impressive! The MedBlue has never looked so good ;)


Edited by eliweisz, 21 July 2016 - 14:39.

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 18:27

Beautiful handwriting!

#2832 Helen350

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 00:16

Nice handwritting and the blue reminds me of Vintage Skrip Turquoise.



#2833 Ian the Jock

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 23:37

Thanks folks, and apologies for not contributing much recently, unfortunately life is getting in the way a wee bit at the minute, although I have been popping in and out for my daily fix.


The Med blue looks a bit lighter in the pics than it does on the paper (the necessity for flash) but it is one of my favourite blues.
It really does remind me of the colour of the water in Corfu, or maybe that's just nostalgia playing tricks with my memory.
It does also go especially well with my K316, a lovely ink.


Keep the good stuff coming, and keep spreading the word.

Ian

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


#2834 Bobje

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 02:40

Love the shading in your handwriting, especially the descenders. Nice ink and an elegant pen.

#2835 mehandiratta

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Posted Yesterday, 10:20

Today’s quote is inspired by one of the most influential Martial Artist ever, the legend,BRUCE LEE.

 

The pen in rotation is Jinhao 165 which is self grounded to Medium Stub and it is inked with Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst.

 

 

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