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My Inexpensive Chinese Collection.

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#1 KBeezie

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 21:23

Figured what better way to get into fountain pens than to start inexpensive, fortunately had a couple friends who were able to get me some recommendations on favorable ones. Most were about 10USD or less, the most expensive 'single' pen was the Uranus KSF-301 w/ Box for about 17USD. 

 

My favorite of the pack is the Jinhao X750 with the Goulet Extra Fine nib, followed by the Jinhao X450 which I replaced with a Goulet 1.5mm Stub Nib (I put the 2-tone Jinhao M nib from the X450 onto my Nemosine Singularity). On the thin side it's a toss up between the Kaigelu 363 and Jinhao 611. The Hero 616 is probably the least favorite of all the Chinese ones I've tried. 

 

Baoer 507 "8 Horse" (one of a three pack I got, I kept the silverish one)

baoer_507_8horse.jpg

 

Jinhao 611 in blue, aside from the Hero 616 I have, probably the finest on the nib size I have.

Jinhao_611.jpg

 

A Kaigelu 363 and Haushilai 2111, bought them as a pair, I like the Kaigelu better of the two.

kaigelu_363_huashilai_2111.jpg

 

A Duke Uranus KSF-301 (~ Medium Partially Hooded Nib)

uranus_301_full.jpg

 

Jinhao X450 in "Distressed Black"

x450_closenib.jpg

 

Jinhao X750 "Shimmering Sands" with a Goulet 2-tone Extra Fine Nib. Currently my favorite of the chinese pens. 

x750_ef.jpg

 

Most of them side by side (the non-Chinese ones shown being the Sheaffer Snorkel, Nemosine Singularity, and the unbranded green one in the front)

chinese_colection.jpg


Edited by KBeezie, 15 March 2014 - 21:24.


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Posted 15 March 2014 - 21:49

Nice job with the pics. The two-tone nib with the shimmering sands gives it some nice pop.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 00:23

Nice job with the pics. The two-tone nib with the shimmering sands gives it some nice pop.

Yea it does especially nice when I put the Goulet 2-tone 1.5mm Stub Nib onto the X450.

 

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The nibs themselves were only 15 each, so still pretty inexpensive for the pen body and nib quality. 


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Posted 16 March 2014 - 02:25

Bazinga!

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 01:18

Got my Jinhao Shimmering Sands today. It's a very pretty pen and quite hefty (I will have to use it unposted, but that's fine; it's perfect for me unposted). Thanks for the pictures.



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Posted 12 November 2014 - 21:29

Figured what better way to get into fountain pens than to start inexpensive, fortunately had a couple friends who were able to get me some recommendations on favorable ones. Most were about 10USD or less, the most expensive 'single' pen was the Uranus KSF-301 w/ Box for about 17USD. 

 

My favorite of the pack is the Jinhao X750 with the Goulet Extra Fine nib, followed by the Jinhao X450 which I replaced with a Goulet 1.5mm Stub Nib (I put the 2-tone Jinhao M nib from the X450 onto my Nemosine Singularity). On the thin side it's a toss up between the Kaigelu 363 and Jinhao 611. The Hero 616 is probably the least favorite of all the Chinese ones I've tried. 

 

Baoer 507 "8 Horse" (one of a three pack I got, I kept the silverish one)

baoer_507_8horse.jpg

 

Jinhao 611 in blue, aside from the Hero 616 I have, probably the finest on the nib size I have.

Jinhao_611.jpg

 

A Kaigelu 363 and Haushilai 2111, bought them as a pair, I like the Kaigelu better of the two.

kaigelu_363_huashilai_2111.jpg

 

A Duke Uranus KSF-301 (~ Medium Partially Hooded Nib)

uranus_301_full.jpg

 

Jinhao X450 in "Distressed Black"

x450_closenib.jpg

 

Jinhao X750 "Shimmering Sands" with a Goulet 2-tone Extra Fine Nib. Currently my favorite of the chinese pens. 

x750_ef.jpg

 

Most of them side by side (the non-Chinese ones shown being the Sheaffer Snorkel, Nemosine Singularity, and the unbranded green one in the front)

chinese_colection.jpg

You've got the touch with photography.  Just discovered this thread for Chinese pens.  You've got a nice little collection there with the Goulet nibs.  I ordered the Shimmering Sands, and will use a Goulet 1.1 stub.  How do you like the Baoer 8-horses? 


Edited by Helen350, 12 November 2014 - 21:31.






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