Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

"Mom I want a vanishing point." Mom: "We have a Chinese domestic model at home."


J120
 Share

Recommended Posts

For those who don't Taobao, don't know, don't show,  or care about intellectual property laws outside the US among other culturally significant self education points, there are multiple companies making models we do not see here in the USA. This particular take on a retractable fp gets a D for execution. The nib does not fully extend nor does the seal fully close. If you get this version you will literally be playing Russian roulette with your money. There are levels to production and execution. Not everyone is Wing Sung, PenBBS, or Moonman

SmartSelect_20211128-031011.jpg

SmartSelect_20211128-030951.jpg

SmartSelect_20211128-030913.jpg

SmartSelect_20211128-030836.jpg

SmartSelect_20211128-030818.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 3
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • inkstainedruth

    1

  • A Smug Dill

    1

  • J120

    2

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

I just ‘asked’ for a Majohn (né Moonman) A1, because my family wanted ideas (captured on a shared spreadsheet online and all) for what to give each other for Christmas, and I'm among those who have a reputation for being difficult to shop for, because I've already bought most of what I want — at levels of discount they cannot get, because I tend to only execute when all the planets align. That leaves all the newly released stuff for which I have yet to see bargain offers.

 

Let's see if any of them take me up on that entry in the list, so that I can see just how well Majohn made theirs!

I endeavour to be frank and truthful in what I write, show or otherwise present, when I relate my first-hand experiences that are not independently verifiable; and link to third-party content where I can, when I make a claim or refute a statement of fact in a thread. If there is something you can verify for yourself, I entreat you to do so, and judge for yourself what is right, correct for valid. I may be wrong, and my position or say-so is no more authoritative and carries no more weight than anyone else's here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

I just ‘asked’ for a Majohn (né Moonman) A1, because my family wanted ideas (captured on a shared spreadsheet online and all) for what to give each other for Christmas, and I'm among those who have a reputation for being difficult to shop for, because I've already bought most of what I want — at levels of discount they cannot get, because I tend to only execute when all the planets align. That leaves all the newly released stuff for which I have yet to see bargain offers.

 

Let's see if any of them take me up on that entry in the list, so that I can see just how well Majohn made theirs!

If you have an opportunity to read the Taobao reviews, it is apparently excellent.  A like for like. I believe the domestic reviews because they warned us the Lanbitou was terrible months ahead of time 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's too bad that the quality of those is apparently so poor, J120.  Because some of the colors are colors you can't get on a Decimo or Vanishing Point, unless you're lucky enough to have been at the Japanese pen show where they were available as a Decimo LE, or have the sufficient cash to get one on the Bay of Evil after the fact.

But thanks for the heads up.  I'll save up my money and get the real thing, not a knockoff.

I do have a couple of pens that are clearly knockoffs.  One is a cheap Jinhao knockoff of a Lamy Safari or al-Star which someone gave me -- useful in that it taught me that I could get used to the triangular section and that I really wanted the real McCoy.  The other?  What might be a fake of a knockoff (!) Supposedly a Hero 616, a guy in my local pen club bought a bunch and gave them out to anyone interested, I'm not sure it *isn't* a fake.  For a pen that cost the guy a buck, and gave away, it writes like it's worth a buck....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share








×
×
  • Create New...