Things are moving fast for the Chinese fountain pen landscape. Besides the standard release and upgrading of their products, pen makers are conducting a white-hot arms race for the co-branding endeavors.Big names like Parker and Hero, are moving fast to improvise their rigid product formula.
My original plan was to do an in-depth review of not only the stainless steel Live in You ShiYou pens, but also its gold nib variants. However, entering the year 2019, no news yet for that release and ShiYou’s competitive edge is vanishing…
2019 marked my third Philly pen show. Visiting the same place at the same time for three years? Clearly there is more to say other than writing instruments themselves.
Live in You belongs be Picasso Corp now. Wing Sung 601 line stays cool. LAMY leaked heavily. PenBBS delivered its own Bulkfiller. HERO-100 Innovation fountain pen lives up to its moniker…
Forget the Pokemon. Almost every LAMY 2019 special edition fountain pen is here.
Almost a whole generation of Wing Sung’s 10x pens’ gold nib was missing after the shut down of the company in the 90s. What happened? Why Jingdian chose a 10k nib when resurrected them? Even if you are not interested in the two questions above, be sure to check out this Wing Sung 103, it’s amazing.
The second half of 2018 has been a different era for the Chinese fountain pen makers. On part of the story is the offerings from highly anticipated and innovative brands … Continue reading Highlights of Chinese Fountain Pens in 2018: n9
Thus an innovation half-baked.
A pivoting point, or not?
Let’s see a tactical pen.
Another one, another you.
Green Wing Sung Extravaganza!