Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 234

Today's featured newest acquisition is courtesy of Andy, so without further ado...

Andy writes:

"Hello pen pal friends.

Moonman...a brand well known to most for affordable overseas fountain pens.

They certainly have their share of controversy when it comes to originality.

There is certainly one thing they do right...and that is make a quality pen...even though it looks like something similar.

The Parker Duofold certainly has its share in the spot light and rightfully so. A remarkable pen at the turn of the century.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in this case for Moonman’s M600S."

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

"From top of the cap to the end cap we have the Moonman Duofold.

This would be equivalent to the Parker Centennial in size.

In this photo, the camera only picked up the deep and light blues but didn’t capture much of the purples and browns."

"Here you can see more colors as it is quite unique in a way.

Most websites and retailers call this model Moonman M600S Blue.

A very underwhelming name and I think it deserves something nicer like “Weather Pattern”

Because it reminds me of something like this..."


"I believe Moonman made an effort with the fletchings on the clip and tried not to mimic the original too much.

This one seems to have more fletching and being noticeably lighter engraved."

 "Factory Moonman nibs are just “ok” in my opinion.

The “F” I had basically just worked...wasn’t too smooth but wasn’t scratchy at all.

I eventually swapped it out with a Kaigelu #6 “EF”.

A little more thinner line, smoother and better looking.

This pen was sub $30 and is a nice little detour from the higher end without sacrificing the higher end.



Our thanks to Andy for his review and wonderful photos of this handsome-yet- affordable fountain pen! We've featured several other Moonman fountain pen models in our virtual "show & tell" over the past year; to see the rest, just click on the 'Moonman' tag (under "Labels") below.

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