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  1. I recently became aware that one can easily install a Pilot Parallel nib into an Opus 88 Demonstrator pen. I have tried it, and it works. It is super simple. This provides at once the virtues of the Pilot Parallel nibs for calligraphy and the advantages of the Opus 88 fountain pen - better ergonomics, portability, huge ink capacity and economical ink use (compared to cartridges, unless you refill them). Here are links to a couple of youtube videos on this hack: Enjoy! David
  2. From the album: Nothing to see here, move along

    Even though the nib unit from the Ambition does not have a protruding nipple the way the Opus 88 #10 (or other generic JoWo #5) nib unit does, it can still be used in the Opus 88 Picnic or Koloro.

    © A Smug Dill

  3. Pros- Huge Ink Capacity Shut-Off-Valve prevent leaks & burps. Unique Ice-Effect Design Well Balanced Good Quality Material used – Scratch Resistant The Jowo nib on my Opus 88 writes flawlessly. Nice Packaging Comfortable even when used capped Fits perfectly even in people with small hands. Affordable Price Tag Good EDC Pen Cons- It takes many turns to uncap – 3 turns!!!! You need to open valve for long writing sessions Some Other Specs You Should Know – Nib Material – Steel Body Material – Resin Fill Mechanism- Eye Dropper Ink capacity -2ml Cap Type- Threaded Postable-Yes Demonstrator- Yes Clip Style- Spring Metal Nib width- Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad & Stub. Closing System- Screw cap Material- Resin Trim Colour – Silver Length Closed – 142 mm Length Barrel – 125mm Length posted-160mm Diameter- 14mm Diameter – Grip10.7 mm Weight-Barrel (Empty)- 0.46 oz / 13 grams Weight(Cap)-0.39 oz / 11 grams Weight – Whole Pen (Empty)-0.84 oz / 24 grams Packaging – Very Nice 👍, this pen comes in a light blue box over which both OPUS88 & Lennon Tool Bar Branding. It looks very very nice with a beautiful white box inside where pen sits comfortably. Their is a very nice eye dropper adjacent to pen. You never get this kind of premium packing at this price point. You will surely like the unboxing experience. Design- Very Nice, The body of the pen is made of very nice resin,it feels good in hand & material is almost scratch proof. The Lennon Tool Bar logo has been engraved on top of The cap. It has OPUS88 written too on back of clip. It looks nice IMO. The overall shape is a hybrid of both the classic flat-top classic cigar shape designs. The pen gradually gets wider as you move towards the middle of the pen and reaches its widest part on the cap.The clip is very sturdy & is reliable. The pen comes with #5 size nib,but I think size #6 nib would have been better. The finials have a mostly flat end, but there is a slight rounding to them which in my opinion looks very good. Their is an O ring at the bottom, which suits the overall appearance of the pen. Their is slight step down on section. The pen takes too many turns to uncap, around 3 which some people won’t like. Filling Mechanism- Good 👍,OPUS 88 has been making great Eyedroppers since many years now, this pen is too a no nonsense eye dropper with a shut off valve.As, you don’t need to apply silicon grease on threads unlike other ED Pens which is a very nice thing .It a simple mechanism & works perfectly. The ink capacity is around 2ml which is on higher side. The shut off valve has some impact on ink flow, but not much.I am personally fan of shut off valve filling mechanism rather than normal Eye dropper. Nib Performance – Good 👍, This pen comes with #5 steel nib. It is made by JOWO but tuned by OPUS88. It is smooth & writes very well out of the box & has very less feedback. The nib has brand name & nib size printed on it . The pen wrote very well out of the box. Overall- Very Nice 👍, This is made by OPUS88 in collaboration with Lennon Toolbar Inks, Both are young companies but they have done really great job with this pen, improving the earlier shortcomings. The pen is very nicely built & a quality product. It’s MRP will be around $90 in USA which makes it strong competitor to other pens available in this price segment. If someone is looking for a clean eye dropper pen around $100 range it’s the best. PS- I purchased this pen from Taiwan through a friend who pre-booked & then shipped to me here. And images shared have been taken by HC LEE, My images couldn’t have done justice with beauty of the pen. My blog link - https://inkpenlover.wordpress.com/2021/06/07/opus88-lennon-toolbar-collaboration-halo-pen-review-and-its-absolute-stellar/?preview=true
  4. From the album: Chinese pens

    © A Smug Dill

  5. alkman

    Opus 88 Internal O Ring Specs

    Hello I was cleaning my Opus 88 demonstrator and managed to drop down the drain the internal o ring that seats at the end of nib unit and seals with the rod in the barrel. Would some kind soul please post the dimensions for said o ring. I've seen an approximation of .25" outer diameter/.125" inner diameter. Thank you so much! Cheers Scott
  6. With apologies for my very poor lefty handwriting.
  7. penzel_washinkton

    Opus 88 Flow

    Not sure if anyone seen it, Opus 88 is releasing a new pen after their Bella line up. The new release is called the "Flow": https://www.instagram.com/p/B7EGabljZen/ https://www.facebook.com/OPUS-88-%E8%A3%BD%E7%AD%86-%E7%B2%BE%E5%9F%BA-117055545603286/ It is the first of their pens to be fitted with a Bock nib unit housing I believe. In the past I had concerns on buying an Opus 88 pens due to their relatively high price point but was softening up for the Opus 88 Omar Demonstrator version. Then this came out. Better have an internal discussion with my head, wallet and heart again.
  8. Hi friends, had a quick question for any knowledgable or science-minded pen owners out there. I have an Opus 88 Omar — which I love — but when I clean it, something odd happens. The barrel, which is usually transparent, frosts over as soon as I empty the water out. Where water remains, it's perfectly clear, but it gradually fogs up entirely. I thought that it was simple condensation, but it seems to stay there for good (unless there's water present). As soon as it's not in contact with water, it frosts over. I can watch it happen. It doesn't scrub away with a q-tip or paper towel, either. I don't really mind the effect, but I was curious what caused it. Anyone else had this experience? I haven't seen this is any other demonstrator pens, but admittedly my pool isn't that large. Picture:
  9. Thinking of purchasing one of these. Will probably go for the larger demonstrator as opposed to the smaller model, as it seems wetter and holds more ink. I have been on a sort of eyedropper kick lately, and this is one of the new and interesting ones. Does anyone have one of these? What do you think of it? I want to make sure that it is a quality pen before purchasing, I've watched some online reviews but want some thoughts from regular pen enthusiasts. Thanks for any opinions!





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