Baoer Chinese Fountain Pen Review

Is the Baoer Chinese Horse the answer to your cheap fountain pen dreams? Is this the pen that will have you coming back to it, picking it up out of your pile of pens repeatedly because you’re so enamored with it? Will it make you feel like the rock star you are?

Come on.

If your self worth rides on a ten dollar pen then we have some work to do… but if you’re looking for a great pen at an even better price, you may have met your match here.

 Baoer Chinese Horse
pros 

  • Price
  • Ink Flow
  • Smooth Nib

cons  

  • Cap too heavy to post
  • Gold tone on clip much brighter than gold on body
  • Grooves on section rest on thumb and forefinger


My Short Video:

Baoer Chinese Fountain Pen Design

This is a fountain pen with a gold body engraved/pressed with a scene of running horses running through a field. The muted gold/bronze look matches the scene pretty well. What doesn’t match is the BRIGHT gold clip and cap band. But that’s okay, its performance makes up for that.

Specs:


Steel Nib or K Gold Nib Nib: Steel
Nib Width: 7mm
Nib Length: 17mm

Piston/Cartridge/Converter Fill: Converter
Pull/Screw Cap: Pull
Capped Length: 135mm
Posted Length: 163mm
Uncapped Length: 120mm
Mid-Grip Width: 7mm
Cap Band Width: 10mm

Total Weight: 34g
Cap Weight: 13g


Baoer Chinese HorseThis pen is attractive. It is a bit of a wide pen, and one that looks like a little something special. People will think you paid more for it than you did, making it pretty good purchase in and of itself.

The clip has some engraving on it and is wedge shaped so it tapers down to a sort of men’s necktie shape engraved with vertical lines. The clip that surrounds the cap is engraved with Baoer and a logo shape. The two-tone nib is quite handsome and draws your eye in along with the engraved Baoer on the nib. All in all, this is a good looking pen.

This comes in one size of nib: medium. The medium writes like a true medium, not too thin, not to thick of a line. The pen comes with it’s own converter that works surprisingly well for such a cheap pen.

The grip section is engraved with vertical lines and is really the only hinderence of the Baoer Chinese fountain pen. If you grip your pen with a grip of death like you’re scared it might jump out of your hand at any moment, this will be annoying for you. If you don’t write for hours on end or don’t have a grip like an Olympic ring gymnast, then you likely won’t even notice.

How Does The Nib Perform On Different Papers?

Baoer Golden Horse Body

Wow, this is where the Baoer Chinese shines. I didn’t expect such a cheap pen to be so smooth! What a pleasant surprise! I’ve used a few scratchy, annoying pens and have learned not to expect a whole lot from inexpensive fountain pens, but this pen is REALLY smooth!Baoer Fountain Pen Nib

In fact, I used this pen so much over the course of a week of testing it that I ran out of ink and immediately thought something was wrong with the feed because I couldn’t believe I’d used a full converter of ink without even realizing it. It’s a joy to write with.

Baoer hit the mark between wet and dry writers with a nice medium-wet line using Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu (purple) ink. (Great ink by the way!) I used this pen everywhere, in a journal, on notebook paper, on fine Clairefontaine paper… I mean everywhere.

I signed birthday cards, a baby shower card, I used it on everything. It didn’t hard start or skip at all until I thoughtlessly ran out of ink and there’s really no feathering or bleed-through on all but the thinnest paper stock.

This is definitely a daily carry pen that you’ll enjoy using because it’s so reliable.

 Baoer Chinese Golden Horse Writing Sample

Baoer Section and Nib UnderbellyThe Cap – Screw/Pull/Post and What That Means

The cap is a pull off and the Baoer Chinese is well balanced as long as you’re not trying to post the cap. If you want to put the cap on the back of the pen it will wear out your hand fairly quickly because it’s a bit cap heavy. But if you have an iron hand or don’t write for long periods, the cap does stay put and doesn’t chatter or wriggle off.

Who is the Fountain Pen Good For?

Is It a Good Overall Value?This pen is for anyone who likes a striking Chinese design and wants a fun, cheap fountain pen with a converter. If you want to use bottled ink for the first time, this may be your pen.

You’re going to love the price as well as the performance.

It is just a pretty easy going writing instrument.

This pen is for anyone who likes a striking Chinese design and wants a fun, cheap fountain pen with a converter. If you want to use bottled ink for the first time, this may be your pen. You’re going to love the price as well as the performance. It is just a pretty easy going writing instrument.

The benefit of great performing inexpensive pens is you don’t cry if you lose them. You won’t stay up all night wondering where you could’ve left it if it turns up missing. It’s so fun to have a few cheap fountain pens for that reason. Plus, this one has the bonus of looking like you spent more!

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