"I received the pen today. I must say, I am impressed!!! Very smooth out of the box. Great product!!! I will be shopping with you in the future!!! Thanks again."
J. G., New Bloomington, OH
"Hi Norman, a quick note to let you
know the Baoer Black Rectangle FP and the 2 pen pouch
came this morning. The quality of that Baoer is unbelievable. 20 bucks! come
on....it's a $400 pen right? The pictures don't do it justice. The pouch,
really nice. A quality piece that 2 "51"s found a home in. A couple more of
these are defiantly in the near future.
Thanks so much for the service."
"The Baoer Black Rectangle pen
arrived today and has already been filled and set to work. I appreciate the heft
and smooth nib. I am not sure that a M...B.... would write any better! Thanks
too for the personal note.
"The pens arrived last night,
Norman...my daughter labeled the Mega Mini the
"Cutest" fountain pen on Earth.
One of the Baoers was for a gift so I'm glad I
ordered another one for me. For that price, it looks like a very expensive pen
and its a pleasure to write with. Thanks again."
"Both pens write really well [referring
to the MEGA Mini fountain pen];
the Baoer is a steal. Unless you look closely, you can't tell it apart from a
Starwalker (I should know, as I used to own one in the same pattern). Keep those
great pens coming, Norman!
Baoer Black Rectangles $20.00
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. The Baoer Black Rectangles model may remind fountain pen collectors of a certain German pen, costing about 20 times the price of this one. Unlike knockoffs however -- which attempt to mislead a customer with an exact duplicate of a more expensive pen and sell it as the original -- it's not claiming to be anything other than a Chinese homage. It's clearly marked 'Baoer' on the clip ring, and its floating logo is clearly not a snowcap!
Note: the latest re-stocking of the pen does not have the floating logo. My guess is that Montblanc forced it to be removed -- even though it's not their logo!
I consider this a full-sized pen. It measures 5-1/2" capped, 5" capless, and 6" posted.
This is an all-metal pen, but comfortably light. The spring clip allows for easy gripping on any shirt or jacket material.
Although the 'fit & finish' isn't up to the standard of its multi-hundred dollar brethren, it's a sleek pen and well constructed. Its cap screws on both the section and the barrel end, affording a secure purchase in either position.
The transparent dome, with it's floating logo, is certainly an attractive feature, and looks great peaking out of a pocket.
The pen comes with a full-sized piston converter. The pen will also fit international-style ink cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
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Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: May 23rd, 2013