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#2071 Oldparkerguy

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:24

I got a Jinhao x 750 and as others have said the flow is rather dry and the capacity is low.

 

It seems I have to bear down more than I like. I will try some of the above discussed repairs to the nib and do some more flushing. I’ve found that after filling if I reverse the converter control a turn or so I can just add a bit of positive pressure on the ink and that helps to begin a wet line.

 

It’s solidly built alright and in the door for about $5. Astonishing really.

 

I just got it as a test. I have other good quality and vintage pens for reliable writing.



#2072 Sasha Royale

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 13:24

A month ago, I submitted a bid of $2.01 on Ebay, for a Jinhao 599.  My bid fell $2 short.  I followed with the same bid on nearly

forty pens of the same model, figuring you guys would miss one of them.  Turns out I won three. @ $1.89 / $1.68 / $2.01  from

different sellers.  Free shipping from PRC took 13 to 16 days..  Each has a converter that mimics the LAMY Z26 converter.  

 

After a thorough flushing, I filled red one with Noodler's Eel Blue ink.  As an everyday carry pen, it writes without interruption until

the converter is empty.  Although the Jinhao 599 is a copy of the LAMY Safari, I think it competes with the Pilot Varsity.  For the past four weeks, it has been in my pocket, next to the ever-present P45.  Yes, at the first sign of trouble, I will throw it away. 


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#2073 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 14:15

Wonder if the 599 takes Lamy carts? So far, I just used the converter.

Today I will be using that Hero 616 I turned into a fude.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 13:40

Jinhao X-450 with fude nib, using Noodler's Nikita



#2075 doggonecarl

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 18:16

Guanleming 978, stainless steel Flighter-esque model, gold trim. Inked with Waterman Serenity Blue. Funky little pen. Writes amazingly well, though not as fine-nibbed as I recall.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:26

Today I am using a Regal Andrew, which I think is Taiwanese. It's top heavy when posted but a dream to use. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 14:34

I will be spending at least part of this morning writing letters. My implement of choice today is this Jinhao 699, one of the five Jinhao pens I received last week, after 9 days. That blew me away; the estimated date of arrival was anywhere between August 1 and August 20; I ordered on July 9, the pens arrived on July 18. 

 

I love this pen (and the other 7 Jinhao pens I now own). It's smooth, fine (which I like for letter writing), feels great in the hand, and it's classy.

 

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#2078 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 14:41

Nice-looking pen!

Today, as usual, Hero 616, one with De Atramentis Bordeaux, another with Levenger Shiraz. Both good matches for the barrel colors!

#2079 richardandtracy

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 14:55

The J699 does look good. Those hooded nibs look very fine, which is what puts me off, though.

 

My implement of choice is a White & black stripe K316, paired with my P&B Parker Duofold Centennial. They both feel as good as each other.

 

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Richard



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 15:21

The J699 does look good. Those hooded nibs look very fine, which is what puts me off, though.

 

 

It is very fine. That's one of the reasons I love it. When I'm writing letters, I write much smaller than I normally do so a fine nib works well for me, especially when it's as smooth as this one. 


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#2081 Scribblesoften

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 21:59

Wing Sung 612a. I keep coming back to this pen.

#2082 doggonecarl

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 20:08

Wing Sung 322. A real gusher when inked with Waterman Blue Black. Behaves better with Noodler's Black.