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Chinese Pens And Their "inspirations"


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#1 misterwasem

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:47

My interest in Chinese fountain pens spiked today when I realized that the Jinhao 159 is similar in appearance to the Montblanc 149. In the next 6 hours, I spent $25 on 9 other models of Baoer, Jinhao, Hero, and Duke pens on eBay.

Is there a running list anywhere of what pens correspond with Chinese pens that are clearly derived from classic fountain pens? If not, post pairings that you know of and I'll make a list. The only purpose it serves is novelty. Thought it'd be interesting.

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#2 katerchen

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:05

From the top of my head:

  • Kaigelu 356 : straight up Parker Sonnet
  • Baoer 801 : Parker Rialto
  • Hero 7022 : Parker Duofold Centennial International
  • Hero 616 : Parker 51
  • JinHao 500 : generic Pelikan look


#3 erpe

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:12

Baoer 79: MB Starwalker

Kaigelu 316: Parker Duofold

Hero 7032: variation of the 7022 Doufold



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:27

Hero 616 with Parker 51

 

Hero Summer Colours, Jinhao 599, Jinhao 599A with Lamy Safari/Al-Star

 

 

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 06:49

Wing Sung 271: Pelikan M series

Hero 187, Baoer 717: Waterman Hemisphere

Baoer 051: Monteverde Impressa

Baoer 519: Graf von Faber Castell Classic Series



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 10:26

Baoer 388: Parker Sonnet

Hero 5020: Parker Sonnet

Duke 209: Parker Sonnet. (comparative review of above 3 + K356: http://www.fountainp...ith-lookalikes/ )

Jinhao Century (difficult to get hold of now): Parker Duofold International ( http://www.fountainp...o-century-mk-2/ )

Kaigelu 316: Parker Duofold Centennial ( http://www.fountainp...u-316-charcoal/ )

Huashilai A053: Parker Duofold Centennial ( http://www.fountainp...huashilai-a053/ )

Bookworm675 and Yiren 601: Vaguely Delta 'La Dolce Vita' ( http://www.fountainp...-675-yiren-601/ )

Wing Sung 812: 90% scale Parker 61 ( http://www.fountainp...-wing-sung-812/ )

 

Think that's most of the ones I am certain about.

 

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:36

Thanks, everybody! Keep them coming! I'm compiling a spreadsheet of these pens and their counterparts. I'll post it once the list is bigger.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 13:57

Wing Sung 2xx - Sheaffer snorkels with triumph nibs

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Posted 06 September 2015 - 08:19

Jinhao 601 - Parker Sonnet


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Posted 09 September 2015 - 01:28

Hero 800 -> Parker 45. Just got one of each from Todd N ... they didn't even try to make it different. (OK I take it back. The arrow clip doesn't have the feather pattern, only the outline)



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Posted 09 September 2015 - 09:41

Jinhao 15 with Waterman Serenite.



#12 Ian the Jock

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 12:14

Jinhao 15 with Waterman Serenite.


I just had a look at this pen, and its an odd looking fellow right enough, but I think it's a fair bit away from being a Serenite "lookalikey". Hahaha.

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Posted 09 September 2015 - 21:48

I just had a look at this pen, and its an odd looking fellow right enough, but I think it's a fair bit away from being a Serenite "lookalikey".

This thread, while featuring many lookalikes, is not about lookalikes, but design inspirations. Having just looked up some pictures of the Serenite, it is obvious that the Jinhao 15 is inspired by it. I still think the 15, which is one of my favorites (I own 3), is an awesome design, though.


If anyone has a spare Hero 812 in white that they're willing to part with, please PM me. I'm trying to find one for my collection.

 

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