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What Chinese Pens Are You Using Today? 2020


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#1 mke

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 23:36

Wingsung 234 - said to be from the 1990s.

Caught my eye because of the marble? design and the Sheaffer-like nib.

If you start writing with this nib, it feels first very stiff - but I got quickly used to it.

I like it.

 

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#2 AmandaW

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Posted 20 May 2020 - 23:47

A Jinhao 992 with a fude nib from a Duke 209. The ink is Pilot Black.

 

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It's all about the greys...


#3 Mannyonpil

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 10:41

Wing Sung 699

Wing Sung 601

Caliarts Ego

 

I love them all.



#4 Ted A

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Posted 22 May 2020 - 16:14

FulIwen  “celluloid” hexagon 


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#5 AmandaW

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 00:25

Wingsung 699 filled with Diamine Deep Dark Brown

 

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Edited by AmandaW, 23 May 2020 - 00:26.

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#6 Mech-for-i

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Posted 23 May 2020 - 14:51

finish the fill on my original version of the LIY ( Liveinyou ) Mini Baby Pink , starting my Lilac finish 2nd version of the MIni , inked with Sailor Doyou

 

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 00:44

  • 3x PenBBS 494 (Damn, I love this pen)
  • Wing Sung 698
  • No-name Brass hexagon pen (looks identical as Delike Alpha brass (worn out brass color) fountain pen), but nib is switched with a generic F "iridium point(!)" nib which I got 6 of them for $1.


#8 Stefan-Ionut-Marius

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 11:32

This week i use :

1) Wing Sung 400 ,

2) Wing Sung 101 ,

3) Hero 5020 ,

4) Hero 200 A .


I love Fountain Pens, with hooded nib in the classic style, Parker 51/61 type .
 
 
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#9 Mech-for-i

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 07:05

Starting up today my Selmy " Secret Note " gungrey , inked with R&K Salix

 

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 00:30

Are the newly made Chinese pens of better quality than the older Chinese pens? Like when was the latest update to machinery equipments at a major Chinese pen company?  



#11 mke

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Posted 11 June 2020 - 05:19

> Like when was the latest update to machinery equipments at a major Chinese pen company?

As soon as they tell us, we will post the answer here. Please check from time to time.

Edited by mke, 11 June 2020 - 05:21.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 01:40

Hero 737 in black.
This pen is a very positive surprise. Looks good, nib performance optimal.

Price is about $10 at the moment.

Another surprise was the pen bag. Looks like suede, probably isn't but it feels good - much better than any of these little bags I have received until now.
 

Full-Metal-Matte-black-thread-body-Iraur


Edited by mke, 22 June 2020 - 10:47.


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Posted 22 June 2020 - 03:47

Daiso-Hauser fountain pen with a blue barrel, filled with Hero 234 carbon black ink. Write finely for what is nominally a Medium nib, and very smoothly.


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#14 mke

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Posted 23 June 2020 - 11:40

Hong Dian Forest Series in all black, nib size EF/F

 

This is the first Hong Dian pen, I bought. Actually together with another one.

I am impressed - the quality seems to be very good. Need to use it a little bit more before I can draw a conclusion.

The nib writes on some papers very nicely - on other papers, there is some resistance. But I think, I can get used to that behavior.

Don't expect flex, this nib is stiff.

Still, I am impressed.

 

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#15 mke

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Posted 25 June 2020 - 13:07

Not today but for tomorrow. Just inked it up with Waterman Serenity Blue. A quick test tells me already, I am falling in love with their EF nib.

Model 517S, I think.

 

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 05:38

A PenBBS long-tail model 267 in Amber is a Cat. The colors of this pen are more beautiful than any of the pictures. It writes smoothly, even with subpar ink (all I could find at first, after moving house). And the little kitty paws on the nib! This was going to be my last PenBBS purchase, but I don't know, I don't know.


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Posted 30 June 2020 - 04:58

These two Wing Sung 3013 pens in my wife's pen cup needed 'fixing', as they wouldn't write even though their ink reservoirs were still >75% full:
 
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I'd say they write smoothly (but not so completely devoid of feedback that the experience is unpleasant or difficult to control) and wetly — such that the Robert Oster Claret and Dark Chocolate inks are barely distinguishable from each other on the page — but their EF nibs aren't noticeably finer than the nominally M nib on the Daiso-Hauser fountain pen.


As always:  1. Implicit in everything and every instance I write on FPN is the invitation for you to judge me as a peer in the community. I think it's only due respect to take each other's written word in online discussion seriously and apply critical judgment.  2. I do not presume to judge for you what is right, correct or valid. If I make a claim, or refute a statement in a thread, and link to references and other information in support, I beseech you to review and consider those, and judge for yourself. I may be wrong. My position or say-so carries no more weight than anyone else's here, and external parties can speak for themselves with what they have published.  3. I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable. If it is something you can test for yourself and see the results, I entreat you to do so.


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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:10

A newly arrived Jinhao 51a with a fude nib will be my drawing pen for the day. My first pen with a hooded nib. So far I'm impressed.

 

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:21

That's my favourite acrylic for the penbbs, they must have a common supplier.


Link to a post about ergonomics I made: http://www.fountainp...with/?p=4179072


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 06:49

PenBBS 500 with a nib upgrade (lucky auction find):

 

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