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What Chinese Pens Are You Using Today? 2020 + 21


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22 minutes ago, AmandaW said:

 

Hooded! :wub:

 

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Well, what a coincidink!

 

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Then again, I could have guessed you'd pick a grey one ;) 

What is this money pit obsession hole I have fallen into? 

 

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One of those Jinhao Lamy Safari-alikes with a deep green matte finish, fine nib, and black clip.  Inked with Monteverde Yosemite Green.

 

The nib is better than those my last four Lamy Safaris, and it's one-fifth the price.

 

So guess what I did.

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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6 hours ago, AmandaW said:

 

Hooded! :wub:

 

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5 hours ago, Bikerchick said:

Well, what a coincidink!

 

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Then again, I could have guessed you'd pick a grey one ;) 

Haha. Look what I just picked up to ink

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3 hours ago, Sailor Kenshin said:

One of those Jinhao Lamy Safari-alikes with a deep green matte finish, fine nib, and black clip.  Inked with Monteverde Yosemite Green.

 

The nib is better than those my last four Lamy Safaris, and it's one-fifth the price.

 

So guess what I did.

Okay, I will ask...

So, what did you did? Or do?????????

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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1 hour ago, Sailor Kenshin said:

 

I bought four more: mango, gray, turquoise, purple.  😝

Sounds good to me.  My wish for you is that they all write as well as or better than the first one! They are nice pens. I think the first ones that did a good job of emulating the Lamy were the Wing Sung 6539 (or some such number) that sold for about $2.00 back two to three years ago,

 

Well, enjoy them all... now you have to buy the matching inks for them as well! Maybe Lamy inks?? 🙂

My Best

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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12 hours ago, Gloucesterman said:

Sounds good to me.  My wish for you is that they all write as well as or better than the first one! They are nice pens. I think the first ones that did a good job of emulating the Lamy were the Wing Sung 6539 (or some such number) that sold for about $2.00 back two to three years ago,

 

Well, enjoy them all... now you have to buy the matching inks for them as well! Maybe Lamy inks?? 🙂

My Best

 

Thanks!  I already have Lamy Turquoise, Petrol, and Copper Orange.  Those should do, I think.  

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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Today: an extra fine Kaigelu 356 (I think) in violet, filled with Van Dieman's Sweet Fig (a slightly darker, perfect companion to my eye). The pen was a surprise gift which has made my day. And... it looks just right sitting on the little coaster on my writing desk.  :wub:

 

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It's all about the greys...

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Two Chinese pens today - the Kaigelu from my last post gets better and better each day - it's has a seriously good nib.

 

And arrived today. A Hero 616+.  Very cute, comfortable to hold and the package includes both converter and a cartridge. Might need to go look at the other colours...  🙂

 

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It's all about the greys...

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6 hours ago, AmandaW said:

Two Chinese pens today - the Kaigelu from my last post gets better and better each day - it's has a seriously good nib.

 

And arrived today. A Hero 616+.  Very cute, comfortable to hold and the package includes both converter and a cartridge. Might need to go look at the other colours...  🙂

 

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I have the pink and the blue.  Very nice writers, an definitely cute.  Today I'm writing with a Jinhao Safari Lookalike, self-colored clip AND IT FITS LAMY CARTRIDGES!  🎊 Loaded with Lamy Pacific Blue.  And a Wing Sung 3008 (looks like a piston-filled Lamy Safari but with clear barrel and colorful cap), loaded with 'Petrol Fox,' a gray mix of mine.

My other pen is a Montblanc and...

 

My other blog is a tumblr.

 

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Another one piece of Chinese pen history - The Hero Pen (The Wolff fountain pen factory, 1963).

These pens were equipped with F nibs only, but the quality was very high, IMO comparable to a Parker 51.

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Regards, Alexey

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Moonman M2 - 1.1 stub.  Ink:  Akkerman Scharlaken van Jan Steen

Jinhao 159 - M. Nib.  Ink:  Dryden Designs Unforgiving Black

 

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Hero 616s inked with Hero 232 IG blue black , well when Hero claim they had improve the nib grind and writing on the 616s , they are not lying , now had 3 of these, all write much wetter, smoother Vs the 616plus it based upon which themselves write significantly improved over the old 616

 

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8 hours ago, Mech-for-i said:

Hero 616s

Interesting they improved the nib. Thanks for sharing.

Is the arrow on the section a sticker, printed on or something else?

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1 hour ago, VillersCotterets said:

Interesting they improved the nib. Thanks for sharing.

Is the arrow on the section a sticker, printed on or something else?

The Star Trek arrow is an inland ( metal ; i believe its 6K or 8K , do not quite recall which one ) , basically copied over from their 3XX series. One ting to note, yes the nib is improved, but also now it write so wet that it no longer can claim fine as in FINE, its more FM ( and this specific one leans towards M on writing and this is already with the typical dry IG ink ). I am curious how it goes in the long run

 

Also not quite apparent from the photo, the 616s had a thin Brass and Lacquered barrel, not plastic so it add some decent weight and IMHO better balanced for my writing , the Cap Jewel is no longer steel but the same color plastic as the pens ( its a layer of plastic molded onto the actual metal screw )

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12 minutes ago, mizgeorge said:

Surprisingly impressed with this one

 

 

Yo tambien.  Arrived this am.  Flushed it, inked it, and scribbled a few lines, then swapped in a VP F nib unit to compare.  Scribbled a few lines once more.  Similar line width.  As of now I prefer the Moonman nib.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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6 minutes ago, Karmachanic said:

Yo tambien.  Arrived this am.  Flushed it, inked it, and scribbled a few lines, then swapped in a VP F nib unit to compare.  Scribbled a few lines once more.  Similar line width.  As of now I prefer the Moonman nib.

Congrats! I wonder, are the rest parts of Moonman and VP interchangeable just like nib units?

Regards, Alexey

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4 hours ago, readytotalk said:

Congrats! I wonder, are the rest parts of Moonman and VP interchangeable just like nib units?

 

Pilot "cap" fits the Moonman, but not the other way around.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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