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Sunday Reads: Pens And Horses

12/02/2018

In my youth, I was horse crazy. Fond memories. I still love horses, but these days I rarely get closer than the two Baoer Eight Horses fountain pens below.

Five years ago, this was my rotation.

Platinum #3776
Platinum #3776 Century
Lamy AL-Star
Pelikan M400
Pelikan M215
Pilot Namiki Falcon
Sailor 1911
Sailor Sapporo
Baoer Eight Horses in Bronze
Baoer Eight Horses in Copper
Pilot Custom 742FA

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4 comments

  1. Thank you for the link!

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  2. Oh my gosh, those Eight Horses pens are LOVELY! I may have to add that to my collection just for the beauty of the pen. How do yours write?

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    • They are a bit heavy due to the metal barrel, but not overly so. One has a modified nib so I can only comment on the other pen. The flow is decent though I like the Eight Horses model with a lubricating ink. The nib isn’t buttery smooth by any stretch, but it is a decent writer. My experience with all Chinese pens is that quality control is rather hit or miss so I am reluctant to recommend them unless an imperfect nib would not deter you. If you are inclined to tinker, then the Eight Horses model might make a unique addition to your collection.

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      • Good point, thank you. I get frustrated with mediocre nibs, so maybe this one isn’t for me. Though maybe I could get a good replacement nib. Things to consider.

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