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#1 alfredop

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 20:09

An honest  clone of the Montblanc Heritage 1912. The 10k nib is retractable, the pen is a piston filler replying the mechanism of the Heritage 1912. Write well but is heavy (being made in steel).

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:26

One interesting thing is that now we have proof that Chinese producer have definitely started production of piston filler pens. This is an important factor when evaluating the buy of used Montblanc pens.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:14

Ciao Alfredo, mio amico,

Mi piacerebbe avere uno ... ma non riesco a trovare ovunque??? :unsure:

- Anthony


EDITED to translate into English: "I would love to get one... but I cannot find it anywhere??? :unsure:

Edited by ParkerDuofold, 18 July 2017 - 10:26.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:40

That's very interesting, any chance of a photo of the front when the nib is retracted?

 

I've caught glimpses of capped pens with retractable nibs before, and the truth is that I'm a little confused about the purpose of the retracting mechanism in this case? I understand it for something like a Lamy 3000 because you don't need a cap anymore, but here? What is the advantage?



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:04

It's an unnecessary complication.

Mainly for those who need to showoff their social superiority :P

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:13

Ciao Alfredo, mio amico,

Mi piacerebbe avere uno ... ma non riesco a trovare ovunque??? :unsure:

- Anthony


EDITED to translate into English: "I would love to get one... but I cannot find it anywhere??? :unsure:


I have bought it in a Hero brand store in Shangai (it is inside the largest bookstore in the bund zone), no way to find it online (I made a search to find a review).


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:55

I have bought it in a Hero brand store in Shangai (it is inside the largest bookstore in the bund zone), no way to find it online (I made a search to find a review).


Alfredo

 

Is this one? https://world.taobao....7c9c15f8sw3hrW

I guess you can buy it using an agent



#8 ParkerDuofold

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:06

Is this one? https://world.taobao....7c9c15f8sw3hrW
I guess you can buy it using an agent


Hi Dompred,

Thanks for posting that... IF that is the one, its going for $80 USD... that's quite a jump in price for a Hero. I wonder if it has a correlating jump in quality?

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:10

It's an unnecessary complication.

Mainly for those who need to showoff their social superiority :P


You say that now, Tamiya... but if you dropped it while the nib was retracted, you'd be glad you had it. :D

- Anthony

Edited by ParkerDuofold, 18 July 2017 - 12:23.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:40

I have bought it in a Hero brand store in Shangai (it is inside the largest bookstore in the bund zone), no way to find it online (I made a search to find a review).


Alfredo


Hi Alfredo,

Well, that pretty much leaves me out. :(

I would have bought one as a novelty item for my collection... but even if I could get it online, (if dompred's link is correct); the pen is selling for $80... that's a little more than I want to spend on a conversation piece.

Thank you for the info. Be well and enjoy life. :)

- Anthony

EDITED to add bold print to quote and correct text.

Edited by ParkerDuofold, 18 July 2017 - 12:47.

With thanks to my Mom & Dad; who taught me to run free, but not run wild.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 13:37

That's pretty cool. I love how they combined the Hero logo with a Montblanc logo.

 

I am joining in the confusion as to the retractable nib with a cap.

 

I love piston fillers though.



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 13:49

Yeah this one out for a while together with quite a number of other models ( that are more their own design ) ; I just do not see the point in this model, too much of a mass of metal and the over complicated mechanics. If I truly want extra extra capacity I would go for an Eye Dropper, and there are just plenty good piston filler around. And no they do not actually combine the logo, that was and is Hero's logo Its a stylized H inside a Plum Flower



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 13:52

Yeah this one out for a while together with quite a number of other models ( that are more their own design ) ; I just do not see the point in this model, too much of a mass of metal and the over complicated mechanics. If I truly want extra extra capacity I would go for an Eye Dropper, and there are just plenty good piston filler around. And no they do not actually combine the logo, that was and is Hero's logo Its a stylized H inside a Plum Flower

 

Oh the flower reminded me of Montblanc's star and I'm half awake. But I should know that. LOL



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Posted 18 July 2017 - 19:40

Hi Alfredo,

Well, that pretty much leaves me out. :(

I would have bought one as a novelty item for my collection... but even if I could get it online, (if dompred's link is correct); the pen is selling for $80... that's a little more than I want to spend on a conversation piece.

Thank you for the info. Be well and enjoy life. :)

- Anthony

EDITED to add bold print to quote and correct text.

 

 

In the Hero store where I bought the pen (I paid more than 80 USD) there was also pens in the range of USD 500 and beyond, in the end here we see only the cheaper ones but they produce also more expensive pens.

 

Alfredo



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Posted 19 July 2017 - 11:26

Cheap Mont Blanc 912?? Piston filler AND retractable nib?? Definitely on my "add flex" list!


I like flowers, mother of pearl, dip nibs, blue, green or red inks. I also like flowers, Frida Kahlo's paintings and Josephine Baker's songs. Did I mention flowers and mother of pearl?


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 14:41

In the Hero store where I bought the pen (I paid more than 80 USD) there was also pens in the range of USD 500 and beyond, in the end here we see only the cheaper ones but they produce also more expensive pens.
 
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Ciao Alfredo,

Grazie per questa informazione. Direi che la qualità migliora in sintonia con il prezzo?

Stammi bene. :)

- Anthony


Hi Alfredo,

Thank you for this information. Would you say the quality improves in unison with the price?

Be well. :)

- Anthony
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 18:41

Ciao Alfredo,

Grazie per questa informazione. Direi che la qualità migliora in sintonia con il prezzo?

Stammi bene. :)

- Anthony


Hi Alfredo,

Thank you for this information. Would you say the quality improves in unison with the price?

Be well. :)

- Anthony


Having not tried them I cannot make any statement about the quality of the more expensive pens. The H718 that I bought seems to be on pair with similarly priced occidental pen.
Alfredo

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 23:30

Having not tried them I cannot make any statement about the quality of the more expensive pens. The H718 that I bought seems to be on pair with similarly priced occidental pen.
Alfredo



Okay, thank you for the info. :)


- Anthony


PS: If you don't mind me asking... how is my Italian holding up... did I mess it up? :unsure:
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#19 mitto

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:44

Beautiful pen. I want one. Do I have to go to China to grab one?
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 17:15

Okay, thank you for the info. :)


- Anthony


PS: If you don't mind me asking... how is my Italian holding up... did I mess it up? :unsure:

 

 

Il tuo italiano sembra migliore del mio inglese :)

 

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