My big box full of Taobao purchases arrived, including three Oaso S007s (matt black, dark lilac and clear), and two Penton F17s (rubberized black and clear) which are closer to the Safari.
The S007 are indeed very well made, the extension behind the barrel thread at the end of the section has the slots for holding a Lamy cartridge, but only the clear one works properly, too bad the clear one has clear feed so I do feel a bit apprehensive.
The F17 is more different from the Safari in most dimensions. The section has three equal facets, thus not providing the immediate tactile feedback. The sheet stock for making the nibs appears to be somewhat sub-standard, and their own converters do not even fit the clear version; while the black one does take it, the piston blocks a fair bit of the ink window. It is a less-worthy pen compared to the others, in my opinion.
Penton is a Chinese brand who made it clear that they used to call themselves SKB, which was the same as a totally respectable Taiwanese maker, so that was a bit of an opportunistic move on their part, and then they got caught out. Some Taobao vendors still fraudulently claim that they're Taiwanese though.
Edited by Seele, 07 May 2017 - 05:14.
No, I am not going to list my pens here.