Monday, June 14, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 209

From Europe to Asia we go now, with a handsome Chinese-made fountain pen that Jerred recently acquired...

(photos courtesy of Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This is a Moonman M800.  This pen bears a striking resemblance to a few Italian made fountain pens, notably the general shape and the clip with a rolling wheel.  It most resembles the Delta Journal or Leonardo Momento Zero, but the shape really isn't identical to either.  The M800 comes in a number of different colours, pictured here in a swirled blue turned acrylic.  The pen is also slightly translucent when held up to the light. Construction wise, the pen is also a bit different than the Journal or Momento Zero, in that the section is underlaid in brass instead of the acrylic sections of the former pens.  Thankfully it doesn't copy the 'fake piston filler' removable blind cap of the Journal or Momento Zero, which is a positive in my opinion."


"This pen is available with a Moonman-branded #6 nib or Bock #6 fine nib for a relatively reasonable price premium.  I purchased the version with a Bock nib, and it was quite a good writer out of the box."

A bit of pen-related trivia---according to, Frank Dong's informative blog on modern Chinese pens, "...the Chinese name of the moonman means “the last craftsman,” not “the man on the moon.” Our thanks to Jerred for his ongoing contributions to our virtual "show & tell"!

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