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  1. Ti136 is a name I gave it to. The official name is "P136 Titanium". It is titanium, and it is a variation of P136, why not call it Ti136. what a splendid name! Pro: two surface finishing, matt & hammer functional piston cap (and more parts) is interchangeable with MontBlanc 146, if you bother. Con: titanium is cheap, but processing titanium costs a fortune. Matt version, prone to scratch. I already scratched mine in 5 minutes and 38 seconds the box was opened. To sum up, I bet Ti136 will again be kind of "one off deal". Remember what happened to Ti500 (Majohn version of Lamy2000)? The shelf time lasted 2 weeks, and that was it. In addition, the hammer version is just stunningly beautiful, each single bump requires Sally (lady from Majohn assembly line) and her like to bang hummers back and forth. That's just laboring. Even Majohn get the costing accounting correct this time, the bottleneck of the productivity remains there: how fast can Sally works with her hammer. Honestly, I highly doubt Ti136 Hammer will be on regular offering, even at $100. YT video and more photos there: https://shanghaiknifedude.blogspot.com/2024/07/Review - Majohn Ti136.html
  2. Imagine my surprise when my Moonman A1 in one of the new colorways arrived with a F nib installed! There was no nib choice buying, since there’s never been an option to EF. I was shocked by the big ball of tipping compared to the EF. More nib choices coming, if only F & M?
  3. I’m told that Majohn is introducing the P139 this coming weekend. It is being introduced in two sizes, apparently, with a #6 in the smaller pen and a distinctly new (as the photo shows) #8 in the larger pen. The clip and overall shape may be vaguely familiar (lol) but the cap band is distinctive. Are the colors shown the only colors? I don’t know! What’s the pricing? Don’t know that either! I did see additional photos of brass piston mechanism but didn’t think they worth sharing. I am pretty confident that the Majohn ‘Hemingway’ will be a popular pen!
  4. I am providing an initial review of the Majohn (aka Moonman) model T6 "City Light" fountain pen. The T6 is available in 6 versions, divided into 2 overlay styles. I am showing only the "City Light" overlay style here, but all 6 versions of the T6 have the same size, weight, shape, etc. I purchased the three T6 City Light fountain pens from an Ebay seller in China. I inked up the one with the clear acrylic, illustrated as the right-most of the three shown below and called the "Yu Ye." The amber acrylic one on the left is called the "Deng Huo," and the light blue acrylic one in the middle is called the "Mu Lan." The overlay is stainless steel ("SS"). The pen is a piston-filler and features an iridium-tipped SS nib that I purchased in a Medium width. The pen, full of ink, weighs 54g, and the cap contributes 22g to that total. The length capped is 5.625" and 5.25 uncapped. The cap does not post on the end of the barrel, which has the piston turner there. The piston is an internal piston, which turns very smoothly. I filled it with Diamine Ancient Copper ink, and it wrote immediately, but even better after I set it down for a few minutes to allow the collector and feed to do their work. The nib is firm without audible feedback and feels smooth on good paper. The pen lays down a western medium line. Here are more photos, the first three of which come from Majohn's own marketing materials. I was attracted by this pen because of its unique overlay. As a picture "is worth a thousand words," I won't belabor the point by "using my words" to describe it. Were it not for this unique and attractive overlay, I wouldn't have any particular interest in this pen, as there is nothing truly special about it otherwise. When writing with the pen, I can feel some of the somewhat "rougher" parts of the inside of the overlay on my thumb, but nothing is sharp or likely to cause cuts. Had this been a much more expensive pen, then there likely would have been more rounding/smoothness to the open areas. But at the price paid, I am more than satisfied. My initial impression, thus, is that this is a pen worth having for its unique appearance, but not for its writing characteristics. In my next post, I will tell you what I paid for each of these three pens.
  5. A lot of new pens out just now, but an interesting new pen is the Majohn N102, a combination fountain pen/pencil. I have one in black on order and hope to report on it soon. I was intrigued by it immediately because it harkens back to the combo pen/pencils of the classic fountain era. These combos have not been available for decades, to my knowledge, and I like the styling on Majohn’s version. Most of all, I’ve always been intrigued by odd filling systems, retracting fountain pens, and other innovative ‘gimmicks.’ This fits in that category and at the low price point, it’s definitely worth examining. If someone else doesn’t get to it first, I’ll report back when it arrives.
  6. I am not sure about the model name, maybe A1, but Majohn/Moonman has definitively released a metal Capless clone as seen in several video reviews on several Chinese websites. I'll post more photographs when I found some. It's so similar to the Capless, I wonder if it's produced under licence. The only difference I can spot is the middle ring that is a millimetre bigger, otherwise the Pilot internal module fit perfectly inside the Majohn body.
  7. VillersCotterets

    Majohn T5

    Apparently available in EF, F and M nibs. Four subtle barrel colours 🟥, 🟩, 🟦 and frosted ⬛. Piston and an ink window.
  8. From the album: Ink performance testing

    After a long soak:

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  9. A Smug Dill

    Five nominally #6 Chinese nibs

    From the album: Size and shape comparisons

    I didn't have a loose PenBBS nib handy at the time the photo was taken, but eyeballing one inside a transparent nib housing, its length is in-between that of the HongDian and the Moonman.

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  10. Another Bohême clone. This time by Moonman. Retractable nib and cartridge only, just like the original design.
  11. New Moonman pen. Thoughts? Available on eBay for $42-ish (i could find only 1 listing though..), appears to use a Schmidt nib. Pictures taken from Reddit and Instagram.
  12. Not expecting this but this prop up on my casual online window shopping , according to the item page this is eyedropper or C/C , it's kind of Duofold style with all the extra off. You got the nib unit ( in clear sleeve ) , the section, the barrel, the cap ( with a metal roll stop with the branding ) and the converter and that's it. It come in this demonstrator blue grey , or all clear , or blue ..
  13. Hello again to all my FPN friends, When the original Moonman 80 came out, I resisted buying one because I already have more Parker 45s than I can remember. However, when the 80mini came out I knew it was worth a try, if only to be a recepticle for my favorite Parker 45 gold nibs. Although the quality isn't nearly as good as that of a real Parker 45, these pens still hold their own and nib swappability opens up endless possibilities. How cool is it that I can put a soft 14k UK Parker 45 OBB stub in a tiny pen that will fit in my pocketbook or even directly in my pocket?? Here are some of my impressions after taking the pen apart and playing around with it today: (This first page was written with the stock EF nib. Notice how hard it is to read due to how dry the pen writes.) (Problem solved with a quick and easy nib swap.) Size Comparisons: (top to bottom: Platinum Preppy 02; Pilot 78G; Delike Alpha; Moonman 80mini) Comparison of Nib Assemblies: (Parker 45 on the left; Moonman 80mini on the right) Notice the extra bits of plastic from the injection molding process still on the Moonman's feed and cowl. This leads me to believe that the Moonman will probably write much better if one uses a razor blade to scrape off the extra plastic bits and floss the channels. Moonman 80mini vs. my son's "moon man":
  14. I think I'm done with Moonman pens unless their quality control does a 180. My experience with them has been going downhill. -A while back I got the 600S. This one was really nice, The construction and fit & finish were top notch and the nib wrote perfectly well right out the box. -Later on I got an M8 with the gold leaf. The fit and finish was really good but the nib didn't lay down any ink. The tines were misaligned and too close together. No big deal, I had planned to replace it with a stub nib anyway. I did a little work on the Moonman nib and got it to write adequately. -Next was an S1. Same thing as the M8; the fit and finish was done well but the nib didn't put down any ink. I worked on the nib a bit and got it writing well enough for my liking. Thus far I'm still mostly satisfied with the pens I've gotten. It would have been nice if the M8 and S1 at least put down a line right out the box, but with Chinese pens I expect do do a little nib work and I did get them to write adequately. This is where things started taking more a a turn for the worse. -I got another M8, the one with red flowers. The fit & finish was a little clunky. While the pen itself looked really nice, there is some play in the threads when it all screws together. This is with both the section to the body & the cap to the body. Once it's all screwed together it holds in place but I feel there's still too much play in the tolerances of the threads. There was the same issue with the nib as the previous ones with an added bonus; the nib insert was cracked and I had to get a new one. I got a new nib insert and replaced the Moonman nib with one from Goulet so it up and running. There's still the little play in the threads but once it's all put together it holds tight and hasn't come loose. -I bought 1 more M8, the pink flower one. This one was by far the worse. As usual the nib didn't put down any ink and needed work. There was more play in the threads than what was on the red flower one I got previously. It mostly holds together when all screwed in but the section has loosened up when I was using it. On top of this it appears something went wrong with the resin. It's very hazy/cloudy looking and there wasn't much to the flower & sparkle pattern. In fact there were no pieces of "sparkles" in the cap and only a few in the body. I'd think that this one would have been bad enough to make it to the reject pile, but nope it went through. Overall this one is just horrible looking and doesn't fit together overly well. I'm not expecting these pens to be 100% without flaws, but it seems to have gotten overly bad with the Moonmans. I won't say it's out of the realm of possibility that I have been super unlucky to get the one bad pen out of those batches, but I find that highly unlikely. Unless something changes I won't be getting another Moonman anytime soon. Has anyone else experienced something similar to me or noticed the quality of Moonman pens declining?
  15. nate127

    Moonman N1 Fine Nib

    I haven't posted much on here but because of the lack of information about the N1 pen from Moonman, I've decided to drop some thoughts on here. This pen was purchased on Aliexpress for $20 (free returns option) and comes with a converter as per the listing description. The pen is all metal and while it's not heavy, it's got some heft for a small pen. It feels slightly lighter than my Faber Castel Loom. While capped, the pen is slightly back-weighted but it's minor and doesn't bother me at all (a friend of mine does not like this however). The pen is comfortable to hold in the hand and while it's possible to write without the cap, I'll be using it posted. At the end of the body is a clear rubber ring that keeps the cap secure when posted and it works very well. That said, there's a hairline wiggle pivoting from the rubber ring to the body. It's very small but is noticeable while writing. Onto the nib. This pen is a very smooth writer out of the box and did not have any issues or in need of adjusting. It's a firm nib, very little flex but is the smoothest fine nib I've used to date (sample size is small, 3 pens). If I could compare it, it would be like taking my Lamy Aion medium nib and making it a fine nib. This pen came with a converter. It's small and as you might see in the pictures, just barely fits into the barrel. I was pleasantly surprised that after inking up the pen through the converter (not the nib) it wrote after a few seconds, no priming was necessary. The ink used is Noodlers Kiowa Pecan which is slightly on the dry side (compared to my sample vial which seems wetter.....). I plan to use Sailor green ink next time which is wetter. I'd give this pen 4/5 with the only flaws being the balance and (very) slight cap wiggle. The pen capped compared to my hand:
  16. If you are a sucker for Moonman pens, well boys and girls you better get your wallet ready and packed this month since they are releasing two new models based on the picture linked below (from the reddit post here): https://i.redd.it/o9y5bek6zj341.jpg I really like both of the model. The T1 looks so similar to the Fine Writing International pens.
  17. I have problems with the nibs on the Moonman N2 and Moonman S1 directly out of the box . I having problems with the nibs alignment , ink flow , nibs and feeds not staying secure inside the nib assembly , with ink infiltrating around the nib assembly inside the section . I unscrew the nib assembly , clean the inside of the section fixed the nibs alignment and smoothed the nibs and then i tried to screw back the nibs assembly but when to tighten a little the nib assembly in to the section i noticed that the lips that hold the rubber gaskets was broken in fact the both nib assembly looks to be very brittle . Has anyone else had any such issues with Moonman N2 and Moonman S1 fountain pens ?
  18. I have a Moonman 80. Which cartridges are the best fit? I tried an empty Lamy cartridge. I don't have a empty Parker cartridge to test. It is also a matter of the body of the cartridge making a seal between against the inner surface of the section. It also suggests that Yiren 3.4mm cartridges meant for the 566 may also fit.
  19. Moonman C1 - Scrivinor Review Lotsa Pics, some comparisons! : https://www.scrivinor.com/article/moonman-c1-simplicity-finely-wrought?locale=en I'm fairly new to FPN, and hope that the posting of this 3rd party review is done correctly and is not in violation of any written or unwritten rules or sensibilities. Please advise. That said, I wanna get me one of these ! George in Pittsburg ---CA---
  20. When I'm out, I keep most pens in a case in my bag. Sometimes that bag gets tossed onto a couch. Other pens handle that, but the Moonman will burp ink into the cap. I know to warm a pen in my hand nib up (I have sac fillers and they're less burpy than this pen.) When the M2 is half full, it burps ink into the cap while sitting on the desk and then the pen spits while writing. Before I bought the M2, I'd read posts that this pen didn't burp despite being an eyedropper. I want to like this pen. But the burping...
  21. VillersCotterets

    Moonman N3

    Looks like a new model. At least, I wasn't aware of it. Unfortunately, another small nib, possibly another branded Schmidt FH-241 with a K1 converter. Hard to see finial ?
  22. Was browsing with filter for new fountain pens on Aliexpress and found this model Moonman M200 they also can be found cheaper on ebay, is this new model or am i'm missing something? because didnt seen anywhere someone mentioning them. Here some photos from Taobao page of this product: *Btw there also new LIY mountain series with gorgeous colors, but thats for another topic
  23. Calligraphy lovers rejoice! Today Shanghai Jingdian started offering sets of five italic nib units that will screw into Delike pens and a few models of Moonman pens. These are currently in their Taobao store, but keep your eyes peeled for them to start showing up on eBay soon. http://m.tb.cn/h.37htpcP?sm=9758e2
  24. Moonman N2 , use the default delike nib unit ( moonma's own stamping on the nib ), this one to me seems far more practical this time, it said 11cm capped, and 13.5cm posted, with a 9mm section.

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