Are expensive pens really worth it? At some point in our lives, we have all seen a glossy advert for an expensive pen from one of the luxury pen bands and been tempted to buy it. Some of us may have even parted with our hard-earned dollars to purchase this latest object of our desires. For those that have, they will already know for themselves if buying that expensive pen was worth the cost and fulfilled their needs.
Delike is a relatively new Chinese fountain pen manufacturer who has been around since about 2017. They have gained a reputation for having better quality fountain pens than the cheap and cheerful ones available for a couple of dollars. However, this is also reflected in the price of their fountain pens.
They also have gained some notoriety for blatantly copying other brands these included the Delike Alpha brass fountain pen which was an imitation of the Kaweco Sport Brass Fountain Pen. Also, the Delike New Moon was a copycat of the Sailor Pro Gear Slim Fountain Pen.
If you are looking for the best fountain pen cases, then you are in the right place. We show you what we consider to be the best available to buy. If you are unsure about which type of case you need our buying guide has top tips to help you choose the right one.
As we discussed in our guide How to Store Pens the best way to store a pen is horizontal as it prevents the ink from leaking yet still allows it to be present at the nib so you can write straight away.
A pen case is an ideal way to achieve this.
Established around 2008 the Shanghai European Crocodile Stationery Co. Ltd sell what they describe as authentic crocodile series gold pens. In the time-honored tradition of most Chinese pen companies, they firmly believe that you should not re-invent the wheel and that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
In this guide, we will cover what are the most popular Crocodile pens are and their approximate price to buy in U.S dollars. There will be details of which pen it is a copy of if known. It is not intended to be an in-depth review or an endorsement of the quality but to make you aware of what is available. If you can add any further information about these pens it will be great to let us know in the comments. [Read more…]
If you are not familiar with Baoer they are a Chinese Pen manufacturer that makes some great inexpensive fountain pens. The quality of some of their pens is actually very good for the price considering that they are only a few dollars. As with a lot of the Chinese pen companies, some of their pens are inspired by other major brands including Montblanc, Monteverde, and Parker.