While Moonman has a number of popular fountain pens, buyers’ attention has largely shifted to the M100 in 2020. The Moonman M100 is a higher-end, Chinese fountain pen that was released in 2018.
The M100 is known for its handsome acrylic body and old-school looks. It’s often been compared to newer pens from Benu as well as older Esterbrooks. Like newer pens from Penbbs (like the 456), the M100 marks itself as being a step up on quality from what’s been typically expected from a Chinese fountain pen.
The M100 is a cartridge/converter fountain pen that does post, though the pen posts with some wiggle to it.
The pen gets a lot of attention for its use of acrylic, which comes in great looking blue and brown patterns. They are complex and interesting in a way that many modern pens are not.
The M100 uses a #5 Schmidt steel nib, which is a consistent writer but can typically be on the wet side. In this case the pen is usually dry, thanks to how the feed is fit on the nib. The nib is gold-colored but made of steel and says “Schmidt Iridium Point” on it.
This can be worked on with some pressure put on the nib, but quality control has generally been above average with Moonman’s pens.
Moonman M100 Fountain Pen Information
|Street Price||Check Price|
|Pen Type||Fountain Pen | Cartridge/Converter|
|Barrel Color||Mixed Blue Acrylic, Mixed Brown Acrylic|
|Body Diameter (mm)||13.0|
|Grip Color||Mixed Blue Acrylic, Mixed Brown Acrylic|
|Grip Diameter (mm)||12.0|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Capped? Retractable?||Capped - Screw On|
|Length Capped / Retracted (cm)||13.5|