Lanbitou 3009 Space Pocket Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly sent to me by Stig – thank you!

Measurements
Length (capped): 95.6 mm/3.76″
Length (uncapped): 87.10 mm/3.43″
Length (posted): 132.5 mm/5.22″
Diameter (barrel): 8.09 – 8.17 mm/0.32″ – 0.33″
Diameter (section): 6.11 – 8.09 mm/0.25″ – 0.32″
Weight (all): 17 g
Weight (cap): 9 g
Weight (body): 8 g

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  • slkinsey

    Are there any “click cap” pens (as opposed to “slip cap” pens where the cap is held on by friction) where the cap doesn’t rotate when the pen is closed?

    • sbrebrown

      Nothing immediately comes to my mind…

      • Maybe something like the triangular Pelikan Twist or Omas 360… Very specific shape of pen though, normal round profile pens I can’t immediately think of any either. Oh maybe the Lamy safari, it does rotate but the cap fits relatively tight so you have to deliberately twist it.

      • slkinsey

        This makes me think that some amount of cap rotation in a closed click cap pen is inherent to that system and not a “defect,” per se. Everyone is entitled to his or her preferences, of course. I suppose there is also some question as to how freely the cap rotates. I wouldn’t like a click cap pen where I could effectively spin the cap on the barrel.

        I have a Graf von Faber-Castell Intuition Platino Grenadilla (say that ten times fast!) with very tight tolerances. The cap does rotate, but it takes right around the same effort to do so as it does to unscrew a threaded cap. I wonder if the ability to rotate the cap without uncapping the pen may be an advantage in certain circumstances. There have been a few times, for example, when I’ve discovered that my M1000 has managed to unscrew itself inside my “penvelope 6” just by riding around in my briefcase for a day or so. Anyway, apologies for rambling on about something that may not be interesting to anyone but me. 🙂

    • Andrew Feist

      My Pelikan Stola 3 cap might turn, but if so it takes more effort than it does to start unscrewing the barrel from the section instead.

      (It definitely makes a noise when you close it so I’m assuming it counts.)