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    Default Cheep cheep! Retractable pens


    These retractable Luoshi branded fountain pens proved irresistible to me. They have a Lamy Safari sort of profile, and are made of velvety-feeling something or other.

    Unlike the Pilot Capless, Moonman A1, and others, the layout is like most non-retractables; nib and clip being at opposite ends.

    Ain't they cute? Here's the link.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BYN3RC6P...roduct_details


    Pros: Five pens for less than three bucks each. (Even cheeper now than when I bought them at about $16 for the set.)
    Set is nicely boxed.
    Comes in a few color variations.
    Each has its own converter, so you can use whatever ink you like.
    Each comes with a cap for when the pen's not in use.
    Comes with box of cartridges.
    And extra nibs.
    Have I mentioned, they're cute?

    Cons: Pale violet ink cartridges (a whole box, included) write a measly, thin line, but stain, and are almost impossible to clean.

    Due to the unique layout, pens themselves are a little hard to clean, and dry out fast, sometimes even with the cap. A lot depends on the ink.

    Conclusion: I've been using a couple of these for a month now. If you're curious, or fond of cute, check them out.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Just clicked on the link you provided, and the 5-pen set is now . . . only $11.99. I suspect this lower price has to do with Amazon Prime days. Anyway, kind of hard to go wrong at that price.

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    nice! Here's a 6-pack in black for $10 if the cutsey colors aren't your bag:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4Y7GL5H...hk_typ_imgToDp

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Thanks! These do best when filled with a dark, lubricated ink.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    nice! Here's a 6-pack in black for $10 if the cutsey colors aren't your bag:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4Y7GL5H...hk_typ_imgToDp
    oh my God these are not good pens. oh well.

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Thanks! These do best when filled with a dark, lubricated ink.
    I think you're correct. The set I ordered arrived yesterday. Each pen came with a (really cheap) convertor, and I loaded one with some iro. shin-kai. Son-of-a-gun - the thing wrote right off the bat, and pretty smoothly, too. I capped it overnight with one of the plastic caps provided, and today it started right up - - no skips at all. Perhaps I lucked out with a "good" batch, but I must say that I'm quite pleasantly surprised.

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

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    nice! Here's a 6-pack in black for $10 if the cutsey colors aren't your bag:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4Y7GL5H...hk_typ_imgToDp
    oh my God these are not good pens. oh well.
    Probably because they don't come in a cute box with a cute bear on it.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by manoeuver View Post
    nice! Here's a 6-pack in black for $10 if the cutsey colors aren't your bag:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C4Y7GL5H...hk_typ_imgToDp
    oh my God these are not good pens. oh well.
    Probably because they don't come in a cute box with a cute bear on it.
    clearly!

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Sets now going for as low as five bucks. I overpaid!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    @S.Kenshin: re yr 'sig' "My other pen is a Montblanc"...

    Yea, OT af but, don't think it will matter here -- & I wanted to share this with you because of that sig line - just popped up & reminded me.

    I recently bought a Ferrari fountain pen at the Triangle Pen Show. I'm thinking of getting a vanity tag made for my car's front bumper that reads "My other pen is a Ferrari." (With the word 'pen' in tiny letters.)
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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post

    ... write a measly, thin line, ....
    Now that I'm no longer teaching and writing on crappy xerox paper, I can't do "measly thin" anymore....

    but thanks for the heads up (albeit two months ago)....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~JJ View Post
    @S.Kenshin: re yr 'sig' "My other pen is a Montblanc"...

    Yea, OT af but, don't think it will matter here -- & I wanted to share this with you because of that sig line - just popped up & reminded me.

    I recently bought a Ferrari fountain pen at the Triangle Pen Show. I'm thinking of getting a vanity tag made for my car's front bumper that reads "My other pen is a Ferrari." (With the word 'pen' in tiny letters.)
    Go for it!
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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    Default Re: Cheep cheep! Retractable pens

    Gosh Sailor, how many cheap fountain pens do you own now, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    Gosh Sailor, how many cheap fountain pens do you own now, anyway?
    Can't count that high.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

    And my other blog is a tumblr!


    And my latest ebook, for spooky wintery reading:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0CM2NGSSD

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