Baoer 801 Review
Nib – Fine Metal
System – Metal
Cap – Metal
Ink Origin – Cartridge or converter (offered)
Length – Capped =13.6cm – Uncapped = 12.4cm – Posted = 15.4cm
Diameter – 11mm at widest point
Cost – £4.27 ($6.93)
The 388 is undoubtedly one of the best water fountain pencils you can aquire for lest than £5. Created by Baoer, certainly one of Asia’s three biggest fountain pen manufacturers it is sold globally and has obtained universal recognition from numerous people. The 388 is an extremely obvious copy associated with popular and well loved Parker Sonnet.
First thing you observe whenever you manage it is the fat, coming it at just over 33g it weighs comparable while the Lamy Studio. This gives a well balanced pen that doesn't feel dissimilar to significantly more expensive pens.
Aesthetically speaking the 388 is tough to not ever like. The gold and silver, whilst not to my taste, gives a really understated classic appearance as well as the well-copied Parker arrow clip is well sprung and finishes the stylish appearance. The thick silver band at the bottom of this cap reads ‘Baoer’ and ‘388’ as well as the top it set with a gold top and black gloss synthetic place, these set the limit off really without having to be after all flashy. The removal of the cap takes very a tug, like many Chinese pencils its well secured so when replacing offers an attractive reassuring mouse click, i'd haven't any fear of the limit become dislodged within my pocket.
Once removed you may be presented with the area and nib. Once again continuing the motif, the nib is a two-tone gold and silver metal nib. It really is a fine and writes lots well the price bracket but will not quite compare to higher priced nibs because it's rather stiff and can be dry at times. Despite this will it be is a really skilled nib. The area is a difficult gloss synthetic that delivers enough hold it is perhaps not massively comfortable. The barrel is brushed gold and suits the cap. After the section is unscrewed the material threads become apparent, this particular aspect is usually reserved for even more costly pencils. The 388 can be filled by international standard cartridges or by the converter which supplied.
Seems – 9/10 – While We have never ever already been a fan of silver and gold, the 388 draws it well really. I dislike the dense gold musical organization and obvious action between body and cap.
Build Quality – 10/10 – one of the better built pens We have ever encountered, effortlessly equals Lamy construction. We have full self-confidence that pen will aside stay me personally but still carry on writing.
Cost – 9/10 – slightly below a fiver is an excellent cost for a pen when you consider the standard it is actually great affordable.
Efficiency – 8/10 – The nib is simply too dried out and rigid in my situation, luckily the pen makes use of the typical no. 5 nib therefore to change it would never be a concern
General – 9/10 – Unrivalled about quality, the 388 is a certain recommendation to all or any pen enthusiasts, brand-new or old.
– 10mm at widest point
Price – £4.77 ($8.00)
The Wing Sung 233 is a very retro pen. But not actually a primary copy of any well-know brand name pen, it is extremely similar to the 50/60s Sheaffers, especially with-it’s really gaudy tubular nib. We ordered then pen from aliexpress in the really end of July therefore appeared seven days later. The packaging had been very safety; sandwiched in a cut-out between two pieces of foam, the amount of loading tape made it a challenge to open but I got there eventually. The description states the pen had been made between ’91 and ’93. It comes down in lotion, black, green and maroon, I got maroon.
To examine this pen I’ll start from the very best down. The limit is a polished bit of steel with decorative lines stamped engrossed, alongside “WING SUNG” on one part many Chinese figures and “233”, on the other side. It is a tremendously solid limit, and merely as with any Chinese pencils i've encountered, a rather well secured cap. It will take rather a tug to eliminate it that I enjoy in a pen. The clip is a simple piece stamped metal which is somewhat off-centre but apart from that small niggle its pretty protected and has now ample spring to carry it into the pockets. The limit additionally posts really but this is certainlyn’t very required because the pen has sufficient size for the majority of users to utilize unposted.