The comments here are just gold and completely my opinion.
I was fascinated by the looks of the Hundinger when it came out this year and Lamnia of Finland recently had it on offer for a good price, so I picked one up. I´ve had no chance to use it yet in the outdoors, but the handle really feels as nice as it looks. It is more of a big game hunter and food prepper, but I want to see how it handles general tasks. The sheath design is completely ambidextrous and rather ingenious. I´ll report on the performance of the Humdinger soon.
This week, the next Lingmo has arrived. It is just as nice a writer as the first one, so QC does not seem that big of an issue if I dare say so after two samples in my posession. It just happens to write a tiny bit broader, yet is not quite a European medium.
This one, interestingly, does not have the rubber O-ring between barrel and section to keep the two parts from unsrewing when you uncap the pen.
I love it, though the transparent model might be better suited for those important business meetings that we all attend these days 😉
You be the judge with these comparison shots :
Chinese fountain pens are getting better. This steel-nibbed Lingmo also comes in some very nice packaging. It writes with a not too fine line and my sample is VERY nice, if not quite as smooth as my Pilot Prera. The plastic body does not feel cheap at all. The Lorelei obvisously wants to mimic Sailor pens from Japan.
I have yet to figure out what cartridges can go with it. Neither Pilots nor Internationals seems to fit, so you might be stuck with the included converter that works quite well. I could imagine that original Sailors might fit.
I have included a size comparison shot with my Pilot 74 demonstrator. The Lingmo is a rather small pen with a slim section. People with big hands might have a problem with it.
Being quite impressed with it, I have already ordered a second one of these in acrylic blue. I hope the quality control works well on these pens as they are quite eye-catching.