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Kanpur writers - Desire, Heritage and Legacy



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Pros-

– Unbeatable price/quality ratio

– Ebonite feeds (not in Desire), these pens are WET

– Perfect tuned of nibs, with different options: ultraflex, half-flex, flex, etc...

– Inverted writing soft and usable in all nibs

– Bold nib is springy with gorgeous small flex

– 3 completely different and complementary pens in their portfolio

– Fast preparation and FEDEX delivery to Spain (2 weeks)

– Great ink capacity 

– The writing experience is top notch (better than any Jowo#6, TWSBI, etc...)

– Kampur Legacy body is so big and so confortable (at least for me)

 

 

Cons-

– They smelled a little of the factory's processes, i needed to clean them.

– Acrilic body in top pen, Legacy, is underwhelming. There is a ebonite option in darker pens. At the same price?! Is not well informed in the home page. 

- Rustic fountain pen feeling. 

 

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Kampur writers - Legacy - Flex nib. 

 

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Left Lamy Safary for reference. Orange Kampur writers Legacy, 3 x Kampur Heritage, 2 x Desire. 

 

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Flex nib, Flex nib, UltraFlex nib, Bold, HalfFlex, HalfFlex

 

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Ebonite feeders closeup. All pens perfectly adjusted. 

 

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Kampur Desire, the smallest one. 14€ (included shipping and customs costs to Spain).

 

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Kampur Legacy, the middle one. 35€ (included shipping and customs costs to Spain).

 

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Kampur Legacy, the top one. 60€ (plus shipping and customs costs to Spain). Nibs are interchangeable and quite inexpensive. 

 

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Great ink capacity. 

 

 

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Body compared to Sailor King of Pen 1911. Kampur Legacy can't be posted. 

 

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Writing sample, the ink is Sailot Shikiori Souten. 

 

And the final surprise: 

 

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The amount of flex of the nib is bigger than Pilot Custom 743 with Falcon nib.

 

Mi suggestion: just buy the Kampur Legacy with flex nib and ebonite body. 

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19 hours ago, Gunkanes said:

Mi suggestion: just buy the Kampur Legacy with flex nib and ebonite body.

The nibs do take quite a bit of pressure to flex though, you can get upto  1.9 - 2 mm at max, but you have to press a lot. The nibs are thicker than usual, and they are cheap, so there is no need to worry about springing a nib.

Edit: It is an unfair comparison, as I am comparing it to an 18K Pilot nib, which is rather soft (though not marked as a soft nib) and can show a little line variation.

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On 9/9/2021 at 12:10 AM, Gunkanes said:

Pros-

– Unbeatable price/quality ratio

– Ebonite feeds (not in Desire), these pens are WET

– Perfect tuned of nibs, with different options: ultraflex, half-flex, flex, etc...

– Inverted writing soft and usable in all nibs

– Bold nib is springy with gorgeous small flex

– 3 completely different and complementary pens in their portfolio

– Fast preparation and FEDEX delivery to Spain (2 weeks)

– Great ink capacity 

– The writing experience is top notch (better than any Jowo#6, TWSBI, etc...)

– Kampur Legacy body is so big and so confortable (at least for me)

 

 

Cons-

– They smelled a little of the factory's processes, i needed to clean them.

– Acrilic body in top pen, Legacy, is underwhelming. There is a ebonite option in darker pens. At the same price?! Is not well informed in the home page. 

- Rustic fountain pen feeling. 

 

photo5893322986067441584.thumb.jpg.db2d52f04f5a4dc69c47949febc2515e.jpg

 

Kampur writers - Legacy - Flex nib. 

 

PXL_20210908_080727749.thumb.jpg.cedf5c27d412126ae146fe76e06fa7c9.jpg

 

Left Lamy Safary for reference. Orange Kampur writers Legacy, 3 x Kampur Heritage, 2 x Desire. 

 

PXL_20210908_080933572.thumb.jpg.40a9f0a8bf2e35f89659f1818f1a46b4.jpg

 

Flex nib, Flex nib, UltraFlex nib, Bold, HalfFlex, HalfFlex

 

PXL_20210908_081004689.thumb.jpg.cb0f66d699e0b4c521cca1a7265651ca.jpg

 

Ebonite feeders closeup. All pens perfectly adjusted. 

 

PXL_20210908_081115415.NIGHT.thumb.jpg.01340af3e5622ba117358a7dd39994e8.jpg

 

Kampur Desire, the smallest one. 14€ (included shipping and customs costs to Spain).

 

PXL_20210908_083619344.thumb.jpg.d90174c5af0c4b6377b03066155870bf.jpg

 

Kampur Legacy, the middle one. 35€ (included shipping and customs costs to Spain).

 

PXL_20210908_084507667.thumb.jpg.908a0653b0222931f0cc860998497157.jpg

 

Kampur Legacy, the top one. 60€ (plus shipping and customs costs to Spain). Nibs are interchangeable and quite inexpensive. 

 

PXL_20210908_084722210.thumb.jpg.7b3020b56f1d3f0c83b5ee0341fe6811.jpg

 

Great ink capacity. 

 

 

308368158_PXL_20210908_0911318512.thumb.jpg.9bc0eb9ac39b9f1b15353f87e33aea14.jpg

 

Body compared to Sailor King of Pen 1911. Kampur Legacy can't be posted. 

 

PXL_20210908_085511864.thumb.jpg.b7d193addfb75682bb674fbd7fb885a0.jpg

 

Writing sample, the ink is Sailot Shikiori Souten. 

 

And the final surprise: 

 

PXL_20210908_085847344.thumb.jpg.d8aa5f0d27383e188a778320bcd5abad.jpg

 

The amount of flex of the nib is bigger than Pilot Custom 743 with Falcon nib.

 

Mi suggestion: just buy the Kampur Legacy with flex nib and ebonite body. 

 

A detailed review of Kanwrite Legacy can be found here. There is a discussion on the various body material options also in that thread.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/360743-kanwrite-legacy-review/#comments

 

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Beautiful.  Can I asked if the nib unit of the Legacy and Heritage interchangeable?

 

Thank you for sharing

 

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1 hour ago, cll said:

Beautiful.  Can I asked if the nib unit of the Legacy and Heritage interchangeable?

 

Thank you for sharing

 

Apparently they are the same, even the housing. But I won't touch my Legacy by any means! My legacy is so we'll adjusted.

But I think is only apparently.

They gifted me with a M nib (screw full housing with nib). But is clearly stated that only for Legacy. And in the Kampur shop only heritage nibs are available.

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Thank you for your reply.  I like how the heritage has lots of nib options.  And they look good.  I had a look at their website and realised that they have no quotation for shipping to my country.

 

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3 hours ago, Gunkanes said:

Apparently they are the same, even the housing. But I won't touch my Legacy by any means! My legacy is so we'll adjusted.

But I think is only apparently.

They gifted me with a M nib (screw full housing with nib). But is clearly stated that only for Legacy. And in the Kampur shop only heritage nibs are available.

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@Gunkanes

 

You are right, Heritage and Legacy use the same nib units. This was confirmed by the company when I was ordering an extra fine ebonite nib unit for my Legacy which was originally fitted with a fine nib.

 

Changing the nib unit is very easy and it is not going to change the nib tuning. Just be careful to hold the nib with a soft cotton cloth while unscrewing. I have done it multiple times with no trouble.

 

(I thought I had damaged the nib the first time I changed it. But later when I checked for tine misalignment under a magnifying glass, I found something (a tiny cotton fibre, I guess) stuck between the tines. Everything was fine once I removed it using a mini - tweezer).

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