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Hongdian 100 14K Ebonite Piston Filler


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Browsing and I came upon this behemoth of a pen. This was apparently released domestically last year around Nov or Dec. No idea if it will eventually make its way stateside through the usual channels but interesting things happening out East. 

 

The most important thing I found is an appearance by that elusive piston opening tool. You can see it in two pronged action if you look up the pen on Bilibili.  

 

Ebonite nib unit. 14K nib

 

No idea the cost but the comment section mentioned markups as high as $235 or 1500 yuan. 

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The home market retail price of this particular model at release is around ( officially ) 2300 RMB , but usually actually retail around the 2K mark

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I would be interested in a steel nib option but the pen is extra gaudy. 

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16 hours ago, J120 said:

The most important thing I found is an appearance by that elusive piston opening tool.

 

Haha! I just received delivery of two units of the piston disassembly tool in the post today, packed alongside a HongDian N1 (c/c-filled) pen I ordered. One of them was promised but owed me from an earlier order; and the other I asked for especially, as part of the amends I expected the seller to make to screwing up twice and messing me around. My key interest in the item is actually (or primarily) to see whether it works for a specific other brand of fountain pen, for which I've had to create a makeshift piston disassembly tool two (or is it three?) years ago.

 

As for the HongDian model 100 pen, … uh, pass.

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48 minutes ago, J120 said:

Where did you get the tool?

 

From the official HongDian store on AliExpress, because I had it in writing that one of my previous orders for a piston-filler model included a disassembly tool (but then it somehow got ‘missed’ in the packing process… twice!). I've been hounding them for it ever since.

 

I just tested it on a HongDian N7; and, honestly, my homemade tool — which I used on my N1-S pens while waiting for the official tool to arrive — works just as well. On the other fountain pen brand, too; the HongDian tool works, but no more ‘perfectly’ than what I amateurishly fashioned.

 

Kinda anti-climatic, actually.

 

 

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Thanks for the info. I should have checked the accessories section. 

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On 4/18/2022 at 11:57 PM, J120 said:

I would be interested in a steel nib option but the pen is extra gaudy. 

 

Well well well , guess what this pen now had a small batch of offshoot now minus all the gold plating and enameled finish , retaining all the Intricacies and now in all brushed steel with a steel nib ( same as the N7 I think )

 

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Able to grab one before the slim stock run dry , looking forward to having this beast

 

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YES please. If you can pull the nib and replace it with a stub or broad even better. 

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All steel is easier on my eye, but I think it would have been neat to keep the enameled red star on that wavy edged clip. Just one spot of color!

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Lusfer Store told me the pen will be available at the end of June. 

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OK guys ...

 

the pens here in my hand , now start asking questions if you guys had any 

 

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Is It everything you hoped for? Weight? Nib swappable?

Tell me about the loneliness of good @Mech-for-i. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil? ( He-Man reference)

 

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Finally available in F and EF.

Happy they kept the Red Star on the cap. 

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If only it came with a 1.9 stub, I'd really enjoy it.  Though I generally prefer gaudy, I like the silver better.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FPR doesn't yet make a flexy stub but I really want one.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, J120 said:

Finally available in F and EF.

 

Only after AliExpress's sales campaign (and site-wide coupons) expired yesterday, I take it? 

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On 6/21/2022 at 4:43 AM, Mech-for-i said:

OK guys ...

 

the pens here in my hand , now start asking questions if you guys had any 

 

Oh, to have one of those majestic looking pens in my collection Mech-for-i.  

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