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Upgrading A Baoer 388 Nib

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#21 MontPelikan



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 21:21



a short video review of the Baoer 388 here:



Thank you for watching and sharing!



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#22 Ardakilic


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Posted 28 September 2018 - 11:05

I wanted to make my Baoer 388 write finer, so I bought "fine" Jinhao #5 replacement nib, got one, but the slit width is different (wider) and sadly it does not fit. I tried to use pliers, however, that resulted a messed a cheap nib. So, be careful.

#23 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 07:53

The Bock #5 nib unit seems unusually hard to strip the nib from compared to a #6.

The only Baoer pen I owned had a section that was way too thin for my comfort.

It was a juicy wet writer, which was a big plus when using dry writing or inks or weak colours.

As the Chinese don't seem to do much in the way of alternate tip widths a swop is the only alternative.

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Posted 16 October 2018 - 05:24

I installed a #5 FPR "flex nib" in my Baoer 388 not long after I bought it.  It instantly became my #1 EDC.  Now, I realized when I installed it—and really had to shove hard to get it in—I knew I was going to leave it in permanently.  I would've left it in anyway.  I eventually gave it away when I was at a restaurant in Bozeman MT (hey Asher!).  My server noticed the pocket "Shakespeare" notebook I'd placed on the table and said he always carried a pocket notebook to write in.  When I learned he was also an avid reader of classics, that did it.  I couldn't let that kind of behavior go unrewarded. While he was busy with another table I began to sneak-leave my gift.  I took my pen out of my pocket.  As usual, it was my 388.  I set it on the table next to the ticket with my cash payment, and then I realized I'd better give him the ink that was already in there.  I hightailed it to my car parked in 25 degrees Fahrenheit on the street, grabbed the bottle, ran back, and set it next to the pen.  I left a note with minimal instructions, my phone number, and this website, and said call me or go to FPN if you have a question or problem.  Now that I'm home from my road trip I plan to buy another 388 and shove another #5 FPR "flex nib" into it.

Edited by Bookman, 16 October 2018 - 05:31.

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