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Wait! :yikes: Before you judge me and accuse me of some sordid journey to Hong Kong, please let me explain myself first!

 

I'm going on a trip to Hong Kong in a few months and I thought that I'd be able to pick up a few pens along the way seeing that they are relatively cheap.

 

The main question I have is about their quality. Being asian, I know how to bargain/haggle and I'm not stupid enough to buy pens off the street (like in China). What I do lack however, is experience in asian fountain pens.

 

While some people hold the stereotype that all pens made in china and its surrounding environs are blatant rip offs, I was wondering if there were any "real" pens to keep a look out for while on my journeys.

 

If you have any suggestions as to:

a) what type of pens they have in Hong Kong

or b ) if there are any good pen shops in Hong Kong

and if you could tell me here, that would be uber awesome.

 

Once again, I defer to your experience, as us mere mortals can not fully comprehend the different types, makes or models to be found in the East.

 

Thanks for your inputs everyone! I hope to come out of Hong Kong with a head full of memories and a pocketful of pens B)

 

P.S. for suggestions, please keep them around US $100

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Hero is a good brand. My mom said she's grown up with them and that they've been pretty good. You might need to fiddle with it, but they should be nice writers. I have one or two, but admit, it's just not my cup of tea. I like my pens expensive for some reason. They are a good deal at times though. In Hong Kong, there are pen shops abound, from dirt cheap to sky high. One of the reasons I love Hong Kong. I can find anything I'm looking for, all in one city; family, pens, vinyl figurines, plushies, yeah... everything.

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Look at isellpens.com and hisnibs.com. They seem to carry the well reputed Chinese brands. The only one that particularly appeals to me is the Kaigelu 316.

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wonder if you can find some vintage Japanese pens over there. I remember seeing a bunch of Seikosha clocks...

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Look at isellpens.com and hisnibs.com. They seem to carry the well reputed Chinese brands. The only one that particularly appeals to me is the Kaigelu 316.

 

yes i went and had a look at isellpens. the hero model seems to be quite popular. any comments on that brand?

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You may be able to pick up some Lanbitou pens. They are fairly cheap. I have two of them and they are by far my most used pens (more than the Lamy Safari I just picked up that I thought would win me over). Unfortunately I can't tell you the models of the pens I have because the text is in Chinese (or Japanese? Pardon my ignorance -- all I know is that there are some East Asian / South-East Asian letters on one of the pens).

 

They are nice weighty pens that write like you're on silk. I highly recommend them if you can find them.

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There are many good pen shops in hong kong..i think if you googled 'pen shops in hong kong' you shud get a few hits or search the forums as i think that question's been asked before

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