Thursday, November 25, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 289

And now, a review by Andy of a handsome modern fountain pen made by a manufacturer from Shanghai, China:


Hello pen friends!

Behold...the Tianzi Mystery Blue Mountain Fountain Pen.

I made this purchase around fountain pen day while at Whistler Mountain.

Tianzi Mountain is a mountain in Zhangjiajie in the Hunan Province of China.

I’ve never been to a Chinese mountain...I don’t know what it looks like...I don’t think I will ever visit it!

This new mountain pen from Tianzi will be the closest I’ll ever get to it, figuratively.

It’s a mountain of a good value at $52 CDN and can be purchased on ETSY:

Google translate butchered this translation mountainously...doesn’t make any sense!

I’m not sure where the color Mystery Blue comes from but that acrylic looks like it would come from a mountain of inspiration.

I would have to say...this is a well manufactured pen.

The acrylic is stunning and has quite the weight and you can feel the mountainous mass.

As mentioned above, this acrylic is fairly thick walled, like a mountain.

And the section comes apart for ease of cleaning just like most Penbb’s.

The cap band is beautifully reeded like a coin edge.

Like miniature mountain caps or ranges.

The clip is nicely shaped and functional.

It doesn’t resemble anything mountain-like though.

Here’s the endcap finial with the same consistent misty mountain swirly snow storm effect.

The super smooth piston mechanism is mostly metal which contributes to most of the pen’s weight.

The number 6 size “fine” nib is ultra smooth to write with and apparently is made in house.

Hey!!!....guess what the dragon insignia looks like.......yes! guessed it.......a mountain!

The pen posts securely, but not deeply at all, which makes for a very long mountain of plastic.

This writing sample was written on a notepad made by The Mountain Stationery Co.

“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb mountains.”

-Author unknown


Our thanks to Andy for another entertaining review, and the great photos he took for it! We've had a few reviews of another famous "mountain" pen, but this is the first Tianzi fountain pen review on our blog, although I suspect it won't be the last (hint, hint ;)

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