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Pen Review - Wality 71 Jt

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#1 mehandiratta

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:04

The review is simultaneously posted on my blog which is the detailed review with handwritten sample. LINK

 

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Wality 71 JT – Close up

 

Wality or Airmail are one of the most sought after Indian fountain pen manufacturers. Both brands are manufactured by AIRMAIL PEN COMPANY based out of Mumbai, India. And they have a good lineup of fountain pen and most of them are Eyedroppers and few of them are Piston fillers. My previous review of the two other Wality Pens I have reviewed are as follows:

Wality 52 PD

Wality 69 A

Wality 70 AM

Wality Pens are generally not easily available in northern part of India, I actually can to an extent of saying that they are not even available in that part. Reason could be poor marketing or poor sales. Surprisingly Wality pens are manufactured in Mumbai and even in Mumbai you will find them only certain parts not everywhere.

This particular pen i.e. WALITY 71 JT was bought from ASA Pens. Amazing, passionate pen man Mr. Subramaniam behind the store. He actually has enabled lot of people in around the world. Best part is even if i have certain issues with pens he offers to replace or service them which is his forte. Though this only happened once with ASA Spear.

Wality 71 JT gave me lot of troubles which will be covered in detail review below and how it became one of the best writers i have today. And surely it is #inexpensive.

 

 

 

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Wality 71 JT

 

DESIGN & BUILT : 4.5 / 5

Oooooh that look ….. Beauty.

This pen is gorgeous. One gorgeous demonstrator pen. Lovely. What not. One look at it and I am sure you will love to grab this pen.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Beauty Shot

 

Wality 71 JT (Jumbo Transparent) is a reasonably large pen when capped. The barrel is transparent and is amazingly polished inside and out. Its crystal clear, and rest of the pen i.e. cap and section are made of solid swirl acrylic and it comes in various colors like Blue Swirl, Green Swirl, Purple Swirl and many more.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Uncapped

 

The trims are chrome silver finish. Cap top is like a conical dome as you can see from the picture above and the silver colored clip is trademark Wality sturdy stiff clip.

There is a big silver center band in the cap with circular ring pattern all over and engraving at the bottom “Mfg. by Airmail Pen Co.” The thing that i don’t like is that the silver center band easily rotates in this model and is not fixed and that is the reason why I have deducted half point out of built.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Cap

 

The cap has a breather hole which like many of the Indian pens it has which can be clear from image above and below.

 

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Wality 71 JT – Breather Hole.

 

There is a inner lining of the same acrylic material also provided which is slightly visible from the image below. The cap opens in 3 turns.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Cap Inner View

 

The grip section of the pen is small in size and people who hold the pen a bit higher might encounter the the threads but the good thing is that these threads are not the sharp threads and in actual they provide more grip to otherwise slippery hands.

 

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Small Length Section

The pen (without the cap) is thickest at the center of the barrel and it tapers down towards both the ends. Also the bottom of the pen which is solid crystal also has the same conical domed shape similar to cap top.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Thickest at Centre

 

The quality of the acrylic used in this pen is far better than the other wality pens like Wality 52 PD, Wality 69 A etc which all give you a certain pungent odor, which is not the case here. Built quality is top notch only issue being  the loose center band which keeps rotating and thats the reason for deduction half of the point.

Below are the few images showing comparison of Wality 71 JT with other pens.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT vs ASA I-Can vs Jinhao 159 vs Pilot 78G – Capped

 

 

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Wality 71 JT vs ASA I-Can vs Jinhao 159 vs Pilot 78G – Capped Side view

 

 

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Wality 71 JT vs ASA I-Can vs Jinhao 159 vs Pilot 78G – Cap Posted

 

 

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Wality 71 JT vs ASA I-Can vs Jinhao 159 vs Pilot 78G – Cap Posted Side View

Overall its an amazing beautiful looking pen which had one issue in looks department , that this pen came with Gold Color Monotone fine Wality nib which was replaced to Ambitious Chrome nib.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – At Top

 

BALANCE: 4.5 / 5

The pen is Large Pen.

The pen is 152 mm when capped and 135 mm when uncapped including the nib. The pen as a whole is thickest at the lip of the cap which is 14 mm and the barrel is thickest at center which is 12mm.

The pen is very well balanced when writing uncapped and unposted. The length is perfect and feels really good and balanced and lightweight in your hands.

 

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Wality 71 JT – Writing Unposted

 

However when you post the cap at the back the pen really becomes long and uncomfortable even though the cap postes quite securely at back.

 

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Writing Posted

 

Therefore, I beleive there is no requirement of posting.

 

NIB & INK FILLING MECHANISM: 3 / 5

This is what i was not at all happy with. The whole charm of the pen died in a moment when i inked it and started writing with it. First of all the nib was scratchy and then second thing was that it burped. it was a leaky pen.

Nib it came with was stock gold colored monotone fine nib which first of all did not go well with chrome trims.

I did lot of tinkering with the pen. Pushing the nib deep and heat setting the nib and changing the nib to dual tone wality nib even putting iron balls inside the barrel to prevent burping, but it did not work there was always a air gap in section which was leading to burping and none of the Wality feeds was proper match to it.

Then in last attempt I changed the nib to monotone chrome finish Ambitious #6 Nib and voila … it did wonders to my pen. I was extremely happy.

 

 

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Wality 71JT with Ambitious Nib replacement

 

The nib set deep inside the section and is a big #6 size nib which looks small as it is set deep inside section.

Now it writes medium and wet, just the way i like…Smooth. Love it. I bet you will also love it.

 

 

 

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Wality 71JT with Ambitious Nib – Top View

 

 

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Wality 71JT with Ambitious Nib – Side View

 

 

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Wality 71JT with Ambitious Nib – Bottom View

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Nib porn

 

The feed is made of ebonite and this resulted in proper setting of nib by heat setting. Images below shows clearly the ebonite feed heat set with ambitious nib and also the ebonite feed bottom view ink channel.

 

 

 

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Wality 71JT with Ambitious Nib – Section View after Heat Setting.

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – bottom Feed view – Ink Channel

 

Ink Filling mechanism is through eyedropper and it takes approx 3.5 to 4 ml and being demonstrator love the ink sloshing in the pen barrel.

 

 

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Wality 71JT – Taken Apart 

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Ink Fill

 

 

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Wality 71 JT – Threaded Section Barrel Top View

 

So all in all I am quite happy now with Ambitious Nib and love it. I keep picking this pen again and again as my edc pen.

I have finished two barrels of ink completely without any burping now.

 

 

For more details and images and Handrwritting sample and ink drying times please check my blog : LINK


Edited by mehandiratta, 12 July 2015 - 14:06.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:13

very good review, Vaibhav


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:24

very good review, Vaibhav

Thank you brother...


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 14:29

Thank you brother...

after reading your review i bought one for myself. Thanks for it

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 15:51

The 71JT is a solid pen and the transparent barrel cousin of the 71J, I love this pen. It was introduced sometime in September 2009, IIRC. Regarding the cap ring being loose, I have seen that maybe in 1 pen out of 20. It is not a usual feature, meaning the bonding was weak when the ring is co-moulded with the cap. You might know that the cap is compression moulded, fully hard manual work.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 15:57

The 71JT is a solid pen and the transparent barrel cousin of the 71J, I love this pen. It was introduced sometime in September 2009, IIRC. Regarding the cap ring being loose, I have seen that maybe in 1 pen out of 20. It is not a usual feature, meaning the bonding was weak when the ring is co-moulded with the cap. You might know that the cap is compression moulded, fully hard manual work.

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Recently bought one and the same problem about the loose rings exists even now

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 15:58

What a in depth review followed by wonderful pictures as usual .

 

Thanks a lot Vaibhav .

 

Regards ,

 

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 16:02

Recently bought one and the same problem about the loose rings exists even now


bad luck?

I suggest that one not live with these problems, demand a perfect replacement.
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Posted 12 July 2015 - 16:05

bad luck?

I suggest that one not live with these problems, demand a perfect replacement.

for me that loose ring is not much of issue, the transparent barrel make out for it.

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 18:42

The 71JT is a solid pen and the transparent barrel cousin of the 71J, I love this pen. It was introduced sometime in September 2009, IIRC. Regarding the cap ring being loose, I have seen that maybe in 1 pen out of 20. It is not a usual feature, meaning the bonding was weak when the ring is co-moulded with the cap. You might know that the cap is compression moulded, fully hard manual work.

HTH
Hari

I agree one out of 20 might have this issue... But that doesn't bother me... Love the beauty...

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 18:49

What a in depth review followed by wonderful pictures as usual .
 
Thanks a lot Vaibhav .
 
Regards ,
 
BAAZ

Thank you BAAZ for the appreciation

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 19:09

Vaibhav,

 

How do you rate the 71JT against the 69T? I have a few 69T and really like them but the 71JT is twice the price and I wonder if it is really much better than the 69.

 

Another nice and informative review.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 05:42

I have a few 69T and really like them but the 71JT is twice the price and I wonder if it is really much better than the 69


Perhaps an artifact of resale markup distortion, I guess. There is just a minor difference in the msrps, I think this is because the 71JT is longer and uses more material etc... The deciding factor between the two might boil down to aesthetic preferences.
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Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:14

Thanks hari317 -- I think I'll stick with my 69Ts based on your comment.

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Posted 13 July 2015 - 13:56

Thanks hari317 -- I think I'll stick with my 69Ts based on your comment.


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Posted 13 July 2015 - 14:00

Great! you may call me just Hari. :)

hari do you know where we can get in mumbai "Ambitious Nib"



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Posted 13 July 2015 - 18:59

hari do you know where we can get in mumbai "Ambitious Nib"

Maybe with Hari...
Otherwise you can ask www.asapens.in

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 00:52

Maybe with Hari...
Otherwise you can ask www.asapens.in

ok. i hope if hari has it, since he is in mumbai, it will be much easier to get. actually i bought 71Jt from Airmail and not from asapen do i doubt they will just send me nib if i ask them.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 00:52

Maybe with Hari...
Otherwise you can ask www.asapens.in

ok. i hope if hari has it, since he is in mumbai, it will be much easier to get. actually i bought 71Jt from Airmail and not from asapen do i doubt they will just send me nib if i ask them.

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Posted 14 July 2015 - 03:21

ok. i hope if hari has it, since he is in mumbai, it will be much easier to get. actually i bought 71Jt from Airmail and not from asapen do i doubt they will just send me nib if i ask them.

There is no harm in checking...

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