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Dollar 717I - Officially The Worst Nib I've Ever Seen



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Wow. That's... bad.

If it's any consolation to you (and it probably isn't), someone gave me a 717i demonstrator last fall and it's surprisingly good pen for being, what, a $5-6 US pen? And my nib *definitely* does not look like that....

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Dickkooty2

I just recommended a Pakistani supplier from whom I purchased a pack of 10 Dollar pens for $10.00 (shipping another $10, so they were $2 a pop). Demonstrators, they have been great to hold my Pelikan ink samples from Pelikan Hub.

 

Last year, I bought a German '50s no-name .but with the style, It hadn't been cut at all!

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I bet it's not scratchy at all, but a bit of a dry writer :lol:

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Leeuwenhoek

Wow that is bad. I'm kind of intrigued by the tipping, it looks like it may be missing completely but prepared for it to be welded on? Maybe this demonstrates the dollar nibs are tipped properly?

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I bet it's not scratchy at all, but a bit of a dry writer :lol:

 

You're right, it is... surprisingly smooth

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sciumbasci

All of the Dollar 717i are dry writers. Many have heavy flow issues. I find it to be a real pity, for they could be actually GREAT pens, and if I stand correct, they enjoy a discreet success oversea.

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Bamapendude

I just recommended a Pakistani supplier from whom I purchased a pack of 10 Dollar pens for $10.00 (shipping another $10, so they were $2 a pop). Demonstrators, they have been great to hold my Pelikan ink samples from Pelikan Hub.

 

Last year, I bought a German '50s no-name .but with the style, It hadn't been cut at all!

Can you tell me the supplier for 10 for 10 pens

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Ink Stained Wretch

Recently bought a package of Dollar 717i's for a giveaway. 9 out of 10 were fine if a little dry writing. Number 10, however, looks like this:

 

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r181/jekostas/Bad%20Split_zpsco8argev.jpg

 

Somebody was clearly not having a good day on the splitting saw.

 

ROTFLMAO! :lticaptd: :lticaptd: :lticaptd: :gaah: :gaah: :gaah: :headsmack: :headsmack: :headsmack:

 

I bought some Dollar pens a couple of years ago, paid too much for them, and they are indeed dry writers. Glad I didn't get one like the above. I sometimes think I might just try to increase the flow rate on one of those pens.

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wastelanded

Now, that's a real conversation piece :D I remember someone showing a Lamy nib here with no slit as well. Everyone has off days lol

 

FWIW, I have a 717i with an oblique broad nib that is exceedingly smooth and wet. A little too wide for everyday writing, but a pleasure to use when needed.

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