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Yiren 828 Review


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#1 Fabius

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:58

A quick review of the YIREN 828. I recently received this pen from a dealer in China via Ebay. I had wanted a dragon pen but I wanted one not as flashy as the ones with red gem eyes and such. The design of this pen with the blue dragon on white is reminiscent of Chinese blue dragons on porcelain china.

Positives: Puts down a wet true medium line. The dragon design.

Negative: The pen is heavy and unbalanced and thus hard to use. The cap will not stay posted. The gold finish on the nib does not standout like the picture in the ad.

This is one pen that will see no more use from me. Even at $6.90 total cost it is a disappointment.

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#2 madzaxmax

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:05

I love all my Chinese pens (except one or two). Ebay and Chinese pens really helped me kick-start my collection. Sorry that you had a bad experience.
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#3 DanF

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:13

How does it feel with the cap un-posted? A lot of pens become unbalanced with the cap posted, but luckily posting is not mandatory. :)

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:17

I am sorry to say that I think that this quality level is typical of Yiren. I have a Yiren 601 that was the same ( http://www.fountainp...-675-yiren-601/ ). I believe 'Bookworm' and 'Yiren' are brands owned by the same company, so be a bit careful of 'Bookworm' too.

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#5 Fabius

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 23:50

How does it feel with the cap un-posted? A lot of pens become unbalanced with the cap posted, but luckily posting is not mandatory. :)

Dan


The pen does feel better in the hand in-posted. Though un-posted this pen is very close to being too short for my large hand. I like the ability to post the cap. That makes it easy to find the cap again.






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