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Daiso-Hauser Fountain Pen: An Overview

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#21 A Smug Dill

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Posted 18 June 2020 - 06:49

The lockdown gave me the opportunity to try the three Daiso Pens. The Daiso Platinum was a failure ink on the section.The nib wrote rather soft.


I took an emery board for manicure to the nib of the Daiso-Platinum Riviera, and now it writes a bit more to my taste so as to avoid getting thrown into the bin; it's "earned" itself a place on my fridge as what I use to write my shopping lists (in Platinum Carbon Black ink, so that it's completely waterproof in spite of getting damp with sweat or even when soaked in the kitchen sink).
 
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The third one , the Daiso Hauser wites a thin line on almost any  quality of paper;not very easy to uncap but has not shown any stress lines or cracks. I'm happy with the last two pens, good as an extra pens in case someone ask to borrow your pen.


I bought several more of the Daiso-Hauser pens, filled a couple of them with Noodler's Blue Ghost (after adding converters I took from Nemosine pens), and gave them to the young daughters of a family friend. Reportedly they're still mad keen to play with those pens, but at least they've stopped writing "secret messages" all over the walls. (I also gave them each a little UV flashlight, and a larger one to their mum expecting she'll want to see what mischief the girls would be up to, haha!)

Next time I see them, I'll give them a "better" fountain pen each — Platinum Prefounte in their choice of colour out of the five available, as I have a new one of each in my stash, and a choice of an Aurora Ipsilon, Lamy Studio, Pelikan M200 or Sailor Procolor Shikiori as a "starter" pen for their mum, since she expressed an interest in fountain pens last time we saw each other before all the COVID-19 nonsense.
 
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Edited by A Smug Dill, 18 June 2020 - 07:00.

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:35

Have any of these pens dried out in the months since you did this review?

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Posted 12 August 2020 - 03:20

Have any of these pens dried out in the months since you did this review?

 

 

The three Daiso-Hauser fountain pens I keep inked around the house? No.

 

The other models of Daiso branded fountain pens? They all went out with the garbage before they had the chance of drying out.

 

It may have been mildly interesting to investigate the respective models' cap seal effectiveness, but ultimately pointless if I've decided that some of the models are junk as writing instruments.


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Posted 12 August 2020 - 18:55

Alas, daiso was still closed due to covid.

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Posted 16 August 2020 - 09:52

They've opened a Daiso in Western Australia! So, of course, I had to go. Last time it was this exciting was when we got a Krispy Kremes... (No longer does one need to bring them on the plane from the east coast and fear a mugging while walking through Perth airport. Only kidding, though it did feel a bodyguard would be a good idea while carrying the distinctive box and noting the looks of envy. It was always a thing for the traveller wanting bring home a treat for the family) :D

 

There were two fountain pens available - the Hauser and a Platinum Riviere. Both write well, but the Hauser is especially good.

 

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 05:19

I'm glad to hear you now have access to a Daiso store! Count on more money getting spent. ;)

I hope you have better luck with your Daiso-Platinum Rivere fountain pen than I had with mine. Mine quickly developed hairline cracks near the nib end of the gripping section, which were exceedingly hard to spot especially since I was using (Platinum Carbon) black ink in that pen, but my fingers kept getting stained whenever I wrote with it; and there was some ink on the inner wall of the cap even though I try to clean it with a rolled up piece of tissue paper every time I saw that.

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Posted 17 August 2020 - 07:26

I hope you have better luck with your Daiso-Platinum Rivere fountain pen than I had with mine. Mine quickly developed hairline cracks near the nib end of the gripping section, which were exceedingly hard to spot especially since I was using (Platinum Carbon) black ink in that pen, but my fingers kept getting stained whenever I wrote with it; and there was some ink on the inner wall of the cap even though I try to clean it with a rolled up piece of tissue paper every time I saw that.

It is already in disgrace: hard start after sitting overnight. Such behaviour is not acceptable, first warning has been issued. Three strikes and it will be relegated to the Naughty Drawer with the other pens which are not to be trusted. :angry:


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:14

It is already in disgrace: hard start after sitting overnight. Such behaviour is not acceptable,

 

 

That's interesting, too, given it has a spring-loaded inner cap that I'm sure implements the Platinum Slip-and-Seal concept without claiming to have that feature in the product's marketing. For what it's worth, mine wasn't apt to dry or hard-start; but then leaking ink into the cap and probably keeping the nib moist in the process may have something to do with it.

 

I'd also recommend against the third current fountain pen offering at Daiso — the metal fountain pens (in white or silver finish) that are not co-branded with Platinum, Hauser or anyone else — should you come across them. For my money, I'd buy up another three of the light grey variant of the Daiso-Hauser pen if they're in stock again, before I buy any other writing product from Daiso.

 

That said, I thought their (light-blue coloured) water brush pens are quite fit for purpose and pretty good value at $2.80 each. Perhaps a Pilot/Tombow/whatever Japanese pen brand that makes such pens for artists have technically better offerings; but, when I know nothing about art and only use mine for ink testing, and risk permanently staining the bristles (I'm not sure if that'll happen), I think Daiso's offering is just what I need for starters to get my pages wet, so to speak.


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 08:50

That nib on the Daiso-Hauser is lovely. I'm quite tempted to grab a few just to cannibalise the nibs and make nice pen bodies for them.


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Posted 17 August 2020 - 09:27



 

 

That's interesting, too, given it has a spring-loaded inner cap that I'm sure implements the Platinum Slip-and-Seal concept without claiming to have that feature in the product's marketing. For what it's worth, mine wasn't apt to dry or hard-start; but then leaking ink into the cap and probably keeping the nib moist in the process may have something to do with it.

 

I'd also recommend against the third current fountain pen offering at Daiso — the metal fountain pens (in white or silver finish) that are not co-branded with Platinum, Hauser or anyone else — should you come across them. For my money, I'd buy up another three of the light grey variant of the Daiso-Hauser pen if they're in stock again, before I buy any other writing product from Daiso.

 

That said, I thought their (light-blue coloured) water brush pens are quite fit for purpose and pretty good value at $2.80 each. Perhaps a Pilot/Tombow/whatever Japanese pen brand that makes such pens for artists have technically better offerings; but, when I know nothing about art and only use mine for ink testing, and risk permanently staining the bristles (I'm not sure if that'll happen), I think Daiso's offering is just what I need for starters to get my pages wet, so to speak.

 

I will look forward to finding a grey Daiso-Hauser. If they had that colour yesterday it would have been preferred.

 

The Platinum Riviere, it turns out, has a cracked feed.  It explains why it's been running dry... and then goes for a bit and then dry again. It took a lot to get it going out of the packet. Then dried overnight. Then trouble every few lines today. Close examination shows the problem. Not impressed.

 

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Edited by AmandaW, 17 August 2020 - 09:41.

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