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Kaigelu #316 FP review
Posted 01 June 2007 - 16:52
Found on ebay from Japan (what a great postage service from Tokyo: 7 days to come in Italy!).
It's a beautiful example of a low-cost FP.
Full size, medium weight:
barrel dia.: 13 mm
cap dia.: 15.2 mm
long capped: 137 mm
long posted: 176 mm
weight: 43 grams
Lovely semi-transparent acrilyc resin, white/black veined colours.
Screw type cap, screw type converter.
Medium, two tones gold plated nib, write very smooth.
It's engraved with kangaroo logo, same in the cap top.
Pen is a little too heavy with posted cap, I prefer write without, cause it's better balanced.
-material & colours
-feel good writing
-cap screwing is difficult cause low quality of thread (M12 x 1.5 double threaded screw; if I will find the right tool I'll try to adjust it)
-nib gold plating: not well made, it's disaligned to the engraved shapes.
Here are some other shots, last is a writing example with black brilliant Pelikan ink:
Top of the cap
Dismantling nib section
Posted 01 June 2007 - 17:03
I have really had mixed experiences with cheap steel nibs. Some have been wonderfully smooth, but the last few I had were terrible writers. It is funny that some companies product such nice steel nibs for very little and some produce these garbage nibs that must cost 50 cents a piece. Sorry to hear yours is not so great. Professional help is available but at 30 bucks, which is probably close to the cost of the pen.
anyway, thanks again, j
Posted 01 June 2007 - 17:11
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 23:26
Posted 10 August 2007 - 21:19
I came to FPN to see if there were any reviews. Thanks. You gave me a good reason to get one. I think I'll get a gray/amber or charcoal (as I can't afford $400 real doufolds).
Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:01
Posted 12 August 2007 - 10:33
Posted 07 December 2007 - 02:52
Last week, I got the amber model. The first thing I did was check the nib because, after reading the posts in this thread, I was concerned. The one I got looks great. The gold is aligned properly to the engraving. Also, it is an incredibly smooth nib. The pen is slightly heavier that I might like, but not bad, and, if I don't post, is perfect. I'd get another one without hesitation.
"Let those who don't want none
have memories of not gettin' any."
—Bro. David Gardner
Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:26
and yes... the gold tone engraving on the nib is also missaligned.
also it has a nib drying issue do to air sipping thru the clip/cap... but when i prime it and it get to write it's very smooth and wet.
i dont care much for it and i don't think i'l get another kaigelu... i do like the kangaroo logo though!!!!!