Here's another under-the-radar Chinese pen well worth a look. The Natami Inception is a Platinum #3776 Century clone. And a very well made one.
I've never treated myself to a Platinum #3776 Century - as much as the Chartres Blue appeals.
The mother-of-pearl, gold- and silver-leaf resins of the Moonman M8 make this pen unique. The connection to the Moonman M6 make it a great writer.
The T1 is Moonman's first piston filler fountain pen. It's also their first pen made from aluminum. Turns out the T1 is a very nice pen!
The PenBBS 480 is a redesign of the 359 introduced in 2018. Very similar in size to the 308, the 480 is a superb writer that fits naturally in the hand posted or not. The pen is a cartridge converter filler that also works as an eyedropper.
The Wing Sung 699 is a handsome, full-sized pen. It is wonderful in the hand and feels balanced posted or unposted. The vac-filling mechanism holds a good quantity of ink.
The Delike Brass pen is solid and ready for the rough and tumble of everyday use. Just what you'd expect from a brass pocket pen. It's perfect for travel, school or slipping in your pocket or bag when heading out into the world.
Moonman has released their own No. 6 nib - and it's a winner. It comes in the new Moonman M6, a medium-sized, cigar-shaped wooden pen.
It's no secret I like the PenBBS 350 aluminum pen, especially since I swapped a #6 M nib for the standard PenBBS one. It's a great writer and very comfortable in the hand.
I can safely say, however, I like the PenBBS 380 even more. And it com...
The PenBBS 309 could be the only pen you need. Near ideal in size and weight, the 309 posts perfectly and holds a lot of ink. And it was one of the first pens PenBBS made!
The Moonman M600S may be the best pen yet with Moonman's new Nº 6 nib. Everything about the Moonman M600S is spot on: size, girth, weight and balance. Clearly, working from the Duofold Centennial dimensions makes for a great pen.
The PenBBS 352 is a well-designed cartridge-converter pen offered in an attractive range of acrylics and sold at a reasonable price. Almost everything about the pen strikes a positive note. It's available with a new EF nib.
Moonman has released a second pen featuring their new #6 nib.
This time it's an acrylic demonstrator that looks to be the successor to the popular Moonman M2.
Aside from a larger nib, the C1 is designed as an eyedropper or a converter fill...
Fuliwen is not a pen brand I'm overly familiar with. It's been covered in Frank Underwater's blog and this particular pen, dubbed the Sceptre, has been reviewed by chrisrap52, WaskiSquirrel and Aaron's Pen Videos on YouTube.
I didn't pay much a...
The PenBBS 471 is like a little jewel - a bauble of sorts - at least when closed. Assembled for writing, it's as big as a PenBBS 355 and less than two grams lighter.
The 323 was an early PenBBS model, coming to market in late 2017 - a bit before PenBBS came on my radar.
Was the 323, after the 266, the second pen PenBBS released? Drop some knowledge in the comments. It's hard to find background info on Pe...
The PenBBS 456 is what the TWSBI Vac 700 could have been. Great size. Great weight. Great balance. This has got to be the best pen PenBBS makes right now.
Attention fountain pen lovers. PenBBS is at it again. They've just rolled out another new pen.
The new PenBBS 355 is interesting from a couple of angles:
Bulk Filling System
Pen makers have been thinking about ways to make pens hold mor...
Kaco has been busy. Their new pen is interesting.
Kaco is a Chinese stationery company that put themselves on the fountain pen map with their Sky model.
The Sky set itself apart is a couple of ways.
All in all, the Sky has been well recei...
Think PenBBS, think great pens and quality nibs. Even if the nibs only come in one size. 😄
Think ink too! I just got my hands on a bottle of no. 232, Ugly 丑. What a name! What a color!
More and more, think crazy-cool materials. Stunning eye-...
First things first. This pen works really well. It's an achievement in terms of design and functionality. The more I use and understand it, the more I appreciate what the Parker 45 accomplished.
What? Parker? But this is a Moonman...
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Chinese pens continue to impress. It’s clear manufacturers are investing in improving their products to grab market share.
The Wing Sung 618 is an excellent case in point. Bottom line: this is a terrific pen and, at under $8 on Taobao, a great ...
The PenBBS 308 is a pen designed by fountain pen lovers. People who know their stuff. For me, it's an instant classic.