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#1 Bobje

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 19:44

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Several FPN contributors are quoted in this December 2016 Pen World article on Chinese pens by Barry Gabay, also an FPN contributor. Editor Nicky Pessaroff has given us permission to share the piece here.


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Posted 03 December 2016 - 20:15

Thanks for posting Bob and thanks to all that contributed to this interesting article.



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 07:21

Good article, thanks for the link.



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 14:51

Very interesting article. Thanks Bob!



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Posted 04 December 2016 - 21:51

Anyone that does not have a few Chinese Pens in their collection is really missing some great deals on some quality pens. Good to see they are getting some coverage.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:21

It is, and they definitely deserve to be more widely known in the west.

 

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 17:08

Thanks to everyone who helped make this two-piece article such a joy to research and write. I appreciate all of the experts who helped me learn more about this specific area of contemporary fountain pens. Thanks for the post, Bob!



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 18:20

It is, and they definitely deserve to be more widely known in the west.
 
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Richard

They're getting widely known in my small part of the West. Lol.

I started out with 3 from Pen Chalet; two X-450's and one X-750 by Jinhao... they were having a Black Friday sale. I was so impressed with those three pens, I bought the following from various retailers:

4 more X-450's
1 more X-750
2 X-250's
2 Kaigelu 316's
1 Kaigelu 356
1 Baoer 388
1 Hero 7032 and
1 Hero 329

I hope I got all those model numbers right. :)

I figured this would give me a nice sampling of Chinese pens... what say you guys? Did I miss any glaringly good ones?

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Edited by ParkerDuofold, 05 December 2016 - 18:30.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 03:49

I'll have to say there's loads more of models out there that would fancy. 



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 10:31

Anthony,

 

The only two I feel missed off that list that could qualify easily are the Jinhao 159 (it's HUGE) and the Jinhao 5000. I grew up using Parker pens, and the MB shape of the J159 is not really to my taste. The J5000, though, is. I reviewed it here: http://www.fountainp...lay-pen-review/

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:27

Anthony,
 
The only two I feel missed off that list that could qualify easily are the Jinhao 159 (it's HUGE) and the Jinhao 5000. I grew up using Parker pens, and the MB shape of the J159 is not really to my taste. The J5000, though, is. I reviewed it here: http://www.fountainp...lay-pen-review/
 
Regards,
 
Richard


Hello Richard,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my earlier post. :)

I do agree with you down the line; I considered the J159, but when I studied the pictures, decided to let it go. I feared it would be too fat for my tastes. The J450 & 750 are "just right," (while I find the grip section too narrow on the J250's, for my tastes).

I'm putting the 5000 on my short list; it looks more like a work of art than a pen and with its thin gold "plating" that you discuss, I may use it as such, i.e., more of a desk decoration than a working pen.

For the prices, I may even pick up a J159 for the hell of it; just to try it out... if it's too big for me, I can always give it away. :)

Thanks again,

Anthony
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Posted 06 December 2016 - 12:59

They're getting widely known in my small part of the West. Lol.

I started out with 3 from Pen Chalet; two X-450's and one X-750 by Jinhao... they were having a Black Friday sale. I was so impressed with those three pens, I bought the following from various retailers:

4 more X-450's
1 more X-750
2 X-250's
2 Kaigelu 316's
1 Kaigelu 356
1 Baoer 388
1 Hero 7032 and
1 Hero 329

I hope I got all those model numbers right. :)

I figured this would give me a nice sampling of Chinese pens... what say you guys? Did I miss any glaringly good ones?

- Anthony

You did. Try a Picasso 915. It's a bit pricy (about $30 w/o box, incl. shipping), but well worth the extra buck. A looker, a writer, a keeper.


Edited by eliweisz, 06 December 2016 - 18:25.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 13:10

I have both pens too.!  The Hua Hong is very ergonomic and light pen, I am sorry I do not use it as often as my Kaigelu.  Well perhaps that can change ...

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 17:12

You did. Try a Picaso 915. It's a bit pricy (about $30 w/o box, incl. shipping), but well worth the extra buck. A looker, a writer, a keeper.

Hello Eliweisz,

Thanks, I'll put that one on my short list, too. :)

JUST TO MAKE SURE: It is the 915 and not the 916? (They seem to offer both and I want to make sure I'm getting the "good one"). :)

- Anthony

Edited by ParkerDuofold, 06 December 2016 - 17:23.

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 18:28

Hello Eliweisz,

Thanks, I'll put that one on my short list, too. :)

JUST TO MAKE SURE: It is the 915 and not the 916? (They seem to offer both and I want to make sure I'm getting the "good one"). :)

- Anthony

915, definitely.

916 may be good, but it's very different. Here's an FPN review:

http://www.fountainp...sso-916-review/


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 00:24

Good article! Thanks for posting!
 


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 13:33

915, definitely.
916 may be good, but it's very different. Here's an FPN review:
http://www.fountainp...sso-916-review/


Hello Eliweisz,

A Picasso 915 is now on the way to me from China... as is a 916... as is a Jinhao 5000... :D

Thanks,

- Anthony
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Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D

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Posted 07 December 2016 - 15:18

Hello Eliweisz,

A Picasso 915 is now on the way to me from China... as is a 916... as is a Jinhao 5000... :D

Thanks,

- Anthony

Hope you'll enjoy 'em all. Happy writing!


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:17

...A Picasso 915 is now on the way to me from China... as is a 916... as is a Jinhao 5000... :D...

 

:lticaptd:

Another one bites the dust... B)

 

Regards,

 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 18:47

 
:lticaptd:
Another one bites the dust... B)
 
Regards,
 
Richard


LOL. It sure looks that way. :)

- Anthony
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Grab life with both arms and give it a bear hug every day! :D






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