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So Taiwan Joins On The Refillable Glass Pen Niche...

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#1 Algester



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 04:35


probably more info here


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:48

Interesting, I haven't had good luck with glass nibs. But then again I got a vintage pen. Maybe I will try it when I am in taiwan next. 

#3 sciuro


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Posted 16 December 2018 - 00:10

Can't believe how expensive those ones are!

#4 Charles Rice

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 01:10

I have a dip glass pen.  Very tricky to use.  You have to rotate it just right, and it is very ink sensitive.  Some inks work - some don't.

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 05:24

Can't believe how expensive those ones are!

35000+tax is indeed really really expensive for what it is...... Like seriously? It costs as much as a used MB 149 or Pelikan M1000...... Only so slightly cheaper than a Izumo. WTH

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 19:10

I say its more a return to the realm instead ; glass nib fountain pen was actually pretty mainstream in the just post war era in Japan and Taiwan cause then the Mfr was unable to source proper material for making nibs and even if they find some it would be in restricted supply as well as being too expensive, the glass nib was used out of necessity; not any artistic or creative ambitions. Of course the situation only last really short while until everything economics get back into track.


Still I do not think the current vogue make much except for being fashion and hype, and te price being asked for is simply out of this world

Edited by Mech-for-i, 01 January 2019 - 02:55.

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 02:14

Holy christ that is overpriced.

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