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Brand: Opus 88


The Opus 88 Bela Blue fountain pen is a new addition in the Opus 88 series. The oversized eyedropper fountain pen has an acrylic ink window and an amazing colorful body. The Opus 88 Bela is equipped with eyedropper filling system and center bar to regulate the ink flow. This is usually only available on high end eyedropper fountain pens. Having the semi-translucent resin portions of the pen allows you to see both your current ink level and your nib while capped. The Opus 88 Bela features black details and a stainless steel #6 JoWo nib. The pen can be filled with the included eyedropper.

Masterfully engineered to serve both form and function, Opus 88 pens transcend mere communication to reflect the artistry that is the written word. For over two decades, founder Michael Hsu has personally and painstakingly crafted each pen to exacting standards, selectively building his Opus 88 label for discering clientele. Those who recognize the power and beauty of an exquisite writing instrument appreciate his work. Since 1988, as an OEM/ODM supplier, Michael has earned a reputaion for excellence.

Opus 88 is a Taiwanese company. The name Opus was choosen because the company tries to tell the pen user that they are good in using different materials to create pens (materials like brass, wood, shell, sterling silver, acrylic, ebonite, etc.). The number 88 is a reference to the year the company was founded. The symbols in the logo are the Chinese word fort he family name of the company ‘’Hsu’’.

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11 reviews for Opus 88 Bela Red Fountain pen

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    Alexandre Polito

    Un stylo avec une acrylique magnifique fonctionnel et agréable à utiliser. Le réservoir d’encre peut se sceller pour éviter tout accident en déplacement et il est entièrement démontable pour faciliter sa maintenance.

    C’est un stylo de grande taille, ce qui personnellement me plait beaucoup, mais ne conviendra pas à tout le monde. Il est aussi grand qu’un Léonardo Momento grande, mais plus large, bien qu’étonnement léger pour sa taille.

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    M. Brouwer

    Deze Opus Bela red is een topper. Prachtig resin.
    Ligt zeer prettig in de hand.
    De B jowo nib is fantastisch. Aanrader!
    Goede kwaliteit/prijsverhouding.
    Appelboom pennen is zeer betrouwbaar.
    Vragen worden altijd snel, duidelijk en prettig beantwoord.

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    Ken Vargo (verified owner)

    To me the pen is a wonderful value. I have big hands and arthritis, so larger pens are easy to use ans feel comfortable. My first Opus 88 was an Omar that writes and feels great. Then I saw the Bela red model and just have to have the pen. The material is beautiful and the steel nibs are smooth as can be. The fine point nib puts down a lot of ink.

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    HYUN KUK KIM CHOI (verified owner)

    This is a large, lightweight, comfortable fountain pen with a tremendous ink capacity. I enjoy writing with it. The only cons: 1) the cap unscrews with almost 4 turns which at times can be troublesome when you want to have a quick note taking (but still bearable), 2) the broad, Bock steel nib writes finer than expected in comparison with a broad Jowo nib. Overall a good buy.

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    Moinak Banerjee

    This is a large pen, and I got the 2,3 mm stub nib. Looks amazing, the swirls on the body is a conversation started; holds a ton of ink; but the Japanese shut-off mechanism in an eyedropper needs some getting used to. I would have wanted the fine or medium nib, but it was out of stock, but the 2.3 mm nib does not disappoint. Given the size of the nib, it is not for everyday use. I would love to have the nib changed- but the stock availability is not always consistent.
    Kudos to Team Appelboom. As always they have been the best in responding to queries and keeping posted on the availability. Always a pleasure to interact with Mr. Joost.

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    The Opus 88 Bela is an oversized eyedropper pen with a nr. 6 Bock nib and a large ink capacity. I’m waiting for the medium nib, which was out of stock when I ordered. I ‘ve fitted a spare F-nib temporarily and the writing experience so far is excellent. The color patterns in his pen are a feast for the eye. Overall a pen I would recommend to anybody enjoying larger and/or oversized pens.

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    Luc Haemels (verified owner)

    I’ve bought this pen eight months ago. Since then I inked it up four times. So to be honest, the pen is not on my “I use it a lot”-list. Reason for that is mainly because I’ve ordered it with a B-nib, my mistake, I have an F-nib handwriting, so it’s an experiment gone wrong. Which is a pity, the pen is really beautifull in my eyes and ever so comfortably in my hand. The B-nib is, besides not being suited for my handwriting, giving me hard starts and a feedback that I don’t like. It feels smooth but also like I’m writing with a plastic nib which is not a nice feeling.
    The ink-reservoir hold’s a lot of ink but is not the easiest to fill.
    Overal no regrets buying the Bela Red, it’s a four star pen getting an three star rating due to the unpleasant feedback of the nib.
    But it’s a lot of pen for a reasonable price. I just have to solve the nib problem.

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    Fredrik Graf (verified owner)

    The OPUS88 Bela is a big pen. But it is not a heavy pen and it is not a clumsy pen. The bulby format makes the pen rest easily in your hand as you write. For those with REALLY large pen, it posts – but I mean REALLY large hands here. I prefer the pen unposted. The bock nib makes a nice change in stride for the OPUS88 pens, my Bold nib is closer to a medium – and is very smooth.
    It takes a lot of ink and comes with the same functions of stop valve as most of the other OPUS88 pens.
    The color schematics of red with swirls makes it stand out even more among the other pens. All in all, a really nice pen.

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    Elke Blair

    This pen is big but still very comfortable in the hand. The nib is perfect and glides across the paper. The ink capacity is HUGE! The colours are beautiful and put a smile on my face even on gloomy days. To top it off the service by Appelboom was outstanding. Very happy with it!

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    Douglas Rathbun (verified owner)

    I love this fountain pen! I did a YouTube video review you can watch here:


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