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Jinhao 325 Review


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#1 M@rtin

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 17:36

Brief introduction and First Impression:
A double jeweled pen that externally looks like a P61 but a little more slender, fully made of stainless steel, the clip and jewels both chrome plated.

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1.Appearance & Design (9-10)
Its design reminds a Parker 61, but slender. The clip is very, very simple (not an arrow shape) and the cap is very similar to a P45 one, marked ‘Jinhao 325’ (I guess, it is in Chinese) on front, ‘Made in China’ on back, and made of stainless steel. This pen has a very good looking design.

2.Construction & Quality (8-10)
The pen feels very good on hand. Not cheaply, not a 'super quality' pen, just very good. The steel has a good finish. The section and body fits correctly, without looseness, but the threads are made of transparent plastic. (be careful!)

3.Weight & Dimensions (9-10)
Comfortable weight and dimensions, are 13.5cm. capped, 12.5 cm. uncapped and 15cm. posted.

4.Nib & Performance (8-10)
An steel fine nib, that is not scratchy, not so smooth, just correct. Never skips and always writes from the beginning, never fails. Its hooded nib is a well known advantage on this case.

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5.Filling System & Maintenance (7-10)
Aerometric (has a plastic breather tube), similar to a Parker 51 but cheaply. It loads a acceptable amount of ink. The threads are transparent, so you can see approximately the amount of ink remain on your pen.
The construction of this filling system feels cheap but not rustic.

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6.Cost & Value (7-10)
Here (Argentina) its costs U$D 23 aprox.

7.Conclusion (Final score 48/60=8.0) Very good everyday pen, well balanced and very good looking. For the price it is a good product to include on your rotation.

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#2 Tennessee Dave

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 23:26

Thanks for your review M@rtin.
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#3 lovemy51

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:18

thank u 4 the review, che! where did you find this? i have one in plastic barrel, but i'would like to get the SS.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:32

Thank you for the review! This pen looks nostalgically familiar! And you have given it excellent rating in most areas! I must get one too!
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 16:12

thanks to all!.

lovemy51: I found it in a very small pen shop, was on exhibition, mixed with some HERO 616 pens
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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:00

thanks to all!.

lovemy51: I found it in a very small pen shop, was on exhibition, mixed with some HERO 616 pens
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gaah.... i thought one can get it on ebay, or something...

#7 pmsalty

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 03:09

Thanks for bringing attention to this pen. Nice review!Posted Image
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#8 paolino_paperino

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:48

Does someone know whether is it possible to find a 325 flighter on eBay? I've bought a plastic one, that I keep in my rotation, because it's a good sturdy writer, but I wouldn't mind acquiring a steel one.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 22:49

Nice review I also have this pen flighter type and plastic one, both very dependable. Amongst my most used pens yet by far the cheapest. :thumbup:

#10 skwercio

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 21:07

Hey, where did you get this price from? On Allegro (a Polish service similar to eBay) it is being selled for 17 zł, which is less than 6 $.






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