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I found this post which seems to be the only mention of it here.

 

this is the other one I found on eBay. It really is beautiful and the quality is the same as most of the cheap Chinese pens.

 

--John

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I found <a href="https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=12905&view=findpost&p=118862" target="_blank">this post</a> which seems to be the only mention of it here.

 

<a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=300224987842" target="_blank">this</a> is the other one I found on eBay. It really is beautiful and the quality is the same as most of the cheap Chinese pens.

 

--John

 

I just bought this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160593323691?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

It hasn't arrived yet but it looks promising :)

I'll post a review when it arrives

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I have one and it is one of my favorite pens. Writes every time, great weight, very good shading and changing inks is a breeze!!! I use a bulb to flush the nib and it runs clear in 1/2 of 1 squeeze! Good luck with yours.

Sheaffer Targa - Parker Penman Sapphire----- Luoshi - Silk Road Green

Twsbi - Noodler's North African Violet-----Lamy Vista - Noodler's Marine Green

WTB Lamy Terracotta and Savannah, Sweden LE, Japan LE

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd273/BrownEyedGirl248/Avatars/InkDrop.jpgMember since 1-28-11

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Sure have. I bought one and you get what you pay for. It was very hard to get ink flow right. The nib is very fragile and cheap and bent with barely any pressure. I prefer my jinhao especially the x450. Really though there so cheap if you want to try one, knock yourself out!

 

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My experience with Luoshi pens is not like yours Lion.

 

I have a couple of Luoshi 995 pens - which were £4.00 each, including shipping from China to UK!

 

A handsome pen in the Chinese style, which you either like or hate. Not in the top echelon of Chinese pens like Kaigelu but very acceptable. The cap button is white plastic, which lets it down.

The nibs are stiff and very smooth. I can't see any chance of bending one of these in normal use and it is the equal of anything from Jinhao/Baoer/Kaigelu. It is just on the fine side of a European medium, which is just how I like it. Quite a heavy pen I mainly use it unposted.

 

It was a little bit temperamental when I tried to use Montblanc Midnight but once that was flushed out and replaced with Waterman it has been a first time starter every time. The nib feels remarkably similar to a current model Pelikan 800!

Pens and paper everywhere, yet all our hearts did sink,

 

Pens and paper everywhere, but not a drop of ink.

 

"Cursive writing does not mean what I think it does"

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I have also few luoshies. Three of them have flat tops- a duofold look alike- comes in ivory color and blck color. Other a slender pen with hooded nib. I would post some photos. They are all metal laquer pens and are somewhat heavy. Probably I may like it for occassional writing.

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Luoshi is a new brand of fountion pen in China. The quality is quite good, but not as famous as Hero, Wing Sung, Duke or Picasso.

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I have a Luoshi 387 I bought in China; it's a workhorse, plain but reliable and one I use everyday. Heavyish feel, smooth writer, fine-medium nib, exactly what I expect from a pen.

 

The one I have resembles this one: http://www.taobao.com/view_image.php?spm=2013.1.0.58.2R3Uei&pic=Wx0GGlFDXA1VUwMAWx0SCwkNGRFcVxxQW1UcCxMFRBkDCFdVV1cRRhpWRDhHNnpVbWtVckQxKgheG0U7WWsDC0RfRlBFBgYV&title=yc%2B6o8Leys%2B41rHKwt7KzzM4N7Osu6zW0M%2B4&version=2&c=NTQxODNjN2Q3ZDUwZTNkNzRjMTA1ZDc3MTc5NzAxMzk%3D&itemId=12880628338&shopId=66377262&sellerRate=3038&fv=9

 

But the cap is plain black, and the finish is matt, not polished. 9RMB is what? Just over a dollar? You can't really go wrong for that...

 

 

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罗氏?I have heard of it. In my country, Luoshi is a small brand.Some friends say it is not very well.But I haven't used it yet.I think HERO is far better than it.

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Put the letter "t" on the end of it and that will express my feelings.

 

They have some good points like the heavy construction, but that can also be a negative for some people. They don't seem fragile. But they don't write well at all. If the feeds were ebonite I could do something with them and improve the ink flow.

 

I don't recommend them, sorry.

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It is very cheap and worth trying, but a bit dry for me. I did not like the feel. Life is to short

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I bought four Luoshi 809s on eBay for $22 postpaid. Nib was unspecified but seems about a medium to me. I thought three of the four were better than any of the several other Chinese pens I had tried up until that point, and the fourth was about average for Chinese pens.

 

Nib preferences are pretty subjective so it helps to say a bit about how you write and what you like to set context for comments on a specific pen. One thing I notice about my 809s is that the nib is soft but not springy. That is OK with me, but someone who bears down hard would very quickly have the tines bent to the point that the pen no longer writes, and could say it was a lousy pen, while someone with a lighter touch might love it. The slight degree of flex does give some variation in line width if you don't go overboard and bend the nib, and I like that. Coming at it from the other side, I consider Lamy pens to be totally unusuable because the nibs are so stiff. Someone else who doesn't bear down at all, or someone who bears down really hard, might love a Lamy.

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I got a Luoshi 818 off eBay for just $7.00 with shipping. It's all metal with a 2 tone 22K gold plated nib and came with a converter. It took a little fiddling to get the flow just right because it was writing really wet to begin with. It writes really smoothly and has a decent amount of spring in the nib which brings out some nice shading in my turquoise ink.

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The Greatest of Chinese pens to buy are Jinhao and Baoer both made by the same company, I think you would be hard pushed to find anyone who does not like them,I have been using them for years and take pleasure in giving them

as presents to anyone I have contact with. My Doctor ,skinspecialist, colonoscopy person, Dentist, mechanic,

plumber, Electrician who advised me that his wife would like one,hese a pom like me!!! too many others to mention,I always have about 30 pens on hand to make gifts of.Trust Me, Oneill

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Luoshi the brand actually date back to the earl 80's when the Chinese pen industry see its first ( for decades ) reform in term of consolidation, privatization etc etc ... it was and still cosidered a 2nd / 3rd tier Mfr that made OK but not exactly great pens. Howeve it must be noted that " Luoshi " is only the brand , and the actual company / factory that made them had another name and also other brands, the more notable one being Lanbitu.

 

These days Luoshi really do not have anything that interest me, just as others had put it before, there are others making better pens. However I must say some past models of the 90's do exhibit interesting design cue and had fairly decent build to have. And not at a bad price either

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The ones I have came in packaging from a Deji company. My current pen is one I got in Beijing two months ago. It is a tiny thing with a nice smooth nib.

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I have been using the 237 gold colored model. It is going to my job tomorrow as the real test. I honestly don't like Chinese pens, they break after less than 2 weeks. The price was right and it is an attractive looking pen. This one looks solid. I will give it a try. Best,. Ron

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