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Old Fart With A Question


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#21 dcwaites



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:34

Hi James,

While I have a number of Jinhao pens (X-450, X-750, 601, and others) I have never really found one that my hand was happy with.


Recently, however, there has been a revival of Piston-filling pens from the Chinese market. The first was the relatively expensive Taiwanese brand TWSBI, a few years ago, and it has an excellent reputation on the FPN.

This last year has seen two models under the Wing Sung name - the 698 (better quality, ~ $20) and the 3008 (cheaper, ~$5) - as well as the Caliarts EGO (~$10).

The 698 and the Caliarts both hold about 2 ml of ink and the 3008 about 1.2 ml., both more than the standard converter of about 0.7 ml.




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Posted 30 December 2017 - 14:20

Welcome to FPN, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable  :) 


#23 Henricum_Tropen



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:56

A bit late, but: Hello and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.

To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

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