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Dollar 717I - Officially The Worst Nib I've Ever Seen

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#1 jekostas

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 00:20

Recently bought a package of Dollar 717i's for a giveaway. 9 out of 10 were fine if a little dry writing.  Number 10, however, looks like this:

 

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Somebody was clearly not having a good day on the splitting saw.



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#2 inkstainedruth

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:30

Wow.  That's... bad.

If it's any consolation to you (and it probably isn't), someone gave me a 717i demonstrator last fall and it's surprisingly good pen for being, what, a $5-6 US pen?  And my nib *definitely* does not look like that....

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#3 Technomancer

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:52

That is a SERIOUSLY oblique nib!

#4 Dickkooty2

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:59

I just recommended a Pakistani supplier from whom  I purchased a pack of 10 Dollar pens for $10.00 (shipping another $10, so they were $2 a pop). Demonstrators, they have been great to hold my Pelikan ink samples from Pelikan Hub.

 

Last year, I bought a German '50s no-name .but with the style, It hadn't been cut at all! 



#5 Seele

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 17:15

I bet it's not scratchy at all, but a bit of a dry writer :lol:


Edited by Seele, 07 June 2016 - 17:16.

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#6 Leeuwenhoek

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 20:54

Wow that is bad. I'm kind of intrigued by the tipping, it looks like it may be missing completely but prepared for it to be welded on? Maybe this demonstrates the dollar nibs are tipped properly?



#7 bizhe

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 02:59

hahahaha



#8 jekostas

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:54

I bet it's not scratchy at all, but a bit of a dry writer :lol:

 

You're right, it is... surprisingly smooth



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 20:38

All of the Dollar 717i are dry writers. Many have heavy flow issues. I find it to be a real pity, for they could be actually GREAT pens, and if I stand correct, they enjoy a discreet success oversea.



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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:18

I just recommended a Pakistani supplier from whom  I purchased a pack of 10 Dollar pens for $10.00 (shipping another $10, so they were $2 a pop). Demonstrators, they have been great to hold my Pelikan ink samples from Pelikan Hub.

 

Last year, I bought a German '50s no-name .but with the style, It hadn't been cut at all! 

Can you tell me the supplier for 10 for 10 pens



#11 Ink Stained Wretch

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Posted 11 June 2016 - 23:43

Recently bought a package of Dollar 717i's for a giveaway. 9 out of 10 were fine if a little dry writing.  Number 10, however, looks like this:

 

Bad%20Split_zpsco8argev.jpg

 

Somebody was clearly not having a good day on the splitting saw.

 

ROTFLMAO! :lticaptd: :lticaptd: :lticaptd: :gaah: :gaah: :gaah: :headsmack: :headsmack: :headsmack:

 

I bought some Dollar pens a couple of years ago, paid too much for them, and they are indeed dry writers. Glad I didn't get one like the above. I sometimes think I might just try to increase the flow rate on one of those pens.


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#12 wastelanded

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Posted 12 June 2016 - 14:27

Now, that's a real conversation piece :D I remember someone showing a Lamy nib here with no slit as well. Everyone has off days lol

FWIW, I have a 717i with an oblique broad nib that is exceedingly smooth and wet. A little too wide for everyday writing, but a pleasure to use when needed.
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#13 Bamapendude

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Posted 17 June 2016 - 19:09

Well I have 20 of these pens on the way. I hope none look like the OP







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