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"wakaka Heritage Collection 1912"


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Hello,

 

I saw this new knock-off Mont Blanc 1912 "Safety" pen. Looks to be a variation on the similar Hero knock-off - but without the cap band and available in red!

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000706177831.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000014.45.4d2b7889QW2gV2&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.14976.165864.0&scm_id=1007.14976.165864.0&scm-url=1007.14976.165864.0&pvid=8ac995ae-5c77-4c15-92dc-26366c2a7f1e&_t=gps-id:pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller,scm-url:1007.14976.165864.0,pvid:8ac995ae-5c77-4c15-92dc-26366c2a7f1e,tpp_buckets:668%230%23131923%2391_668%23808%237756%23421_668%23888%233325%231_4976%230%23165864%230_4976%232711%237538%23981_4976%233104%239653%232_4976%233141%239887%234_668%232846%238113%23644_668%232717%237563%23590_668%231000022185%231000066056%230_668%233422%2315392%23986

 

Has anyone got any information on this pen?

 

I'm particularly interested in knowing whether the metal appointments are brass and what the barrel is made of - as well as more generally "is it any good as a pen".

 

Its obviously quite expensive, particularly compared to the Hero version which comes with a 'gold' nib.

 

Cheers,

 

'Rew.

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Should we really be supporting this sort of thing? It’s straight theft of intellectual property. Whether this is legal in China or not, it is surely still wrong.

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You get what you pay for :)

 

Agree with Moriarty

"One Ink-drop on a solitary thought hath moved the minds of millions" - P R Spencer

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The whole site is a Mont Blanc clone factory! Basically a theft ring! I wouldn't buy anything from them. Besides they may just keep your money!

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The whole site is a Mont Blanc clone factory! Basically a theft ring! I wouldn't buy anything from them. Besides they may just keep your money!

 

 

That's like 100% incorrect on so many levels.

 

It's outrageously rare to get scammed on aliexpress.

 

The site is one of the biggest retail vendors on earth. They sell an absolutely obscenely gigantic variety of things.

 

The pen itself is pushing knockoff more than the hero, that's for sure. The nib in particular is really bad.

 

The hero has been around long enough that I'd wager it isn't IP theft. It has enough of its own design features to call into question that it's just another safety pen design.

 

This one however mimics the nib, the clip, the clip MOUNT, the white cap jewel, everything.

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The pen itself is pushing knockoff more than the hero, that's for sure. The nib in particular is really bad.

 

Please expound.

"Simplicate and add Lightness."

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I'm borrowing this from Cyclohexene that was posted in another topic. It makes me laugh & seems fitting here too.

 

Let's start playing the knock-off/homage bingo:

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 FS 13 14
15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24

1: it's a knock-off
2: it's an homage
3: it's fine because they don't use the MB logo
4: the factory making these probably also make the fake MBs
5: it's making the design more accessible
6: people who can afford real MB won't buy it
7: it cheapens real MB
8: it affects real MB sales
9: there are no copyright laws in China
10: they are not infringing any copyright laws
11: the design is old enough for the protection to expire and it's now public domain
12: I would never give my money to fake sellers
13: I would never spend that much money on a real MB
14: *inflammatory remarks about labour law*
15: "Show me what patent they are infringing. You can't, can you!?"
16: I'm not a lawyer, but...
17: but people like it when they copy the P51
18: the P51 is no longer in production, but the MB is still being produced
19: normal people can't afford the real thing
20: people should save up for the real thing if they really want it
21: every pen copies the first FP in history
22: it makes the market more competitive and benefits consumers
23: it kills innovation and originality
24: *off topic comments that derail the thread*

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The site is one of the biggest retail vendors on earth. They sell an absolutely obscenely gigantic variety of things.

 

AliExpress is not a retail vendor, any more than eBay is a retail vendor. It's not like Amazon at all.

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