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#1 StephY

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 16:16

Pardon my handwriting - I'm working on it - really!

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Jinhao 11 (c/c filler) - Noodler's Nikita, Rhodia Dot Pad

A short handwritten review of the Jinhao 11 - a stealth pen! The pen is made of metal with a semi-gloss finish. The section is metal too - but not too slippery. The section is framed by a ring on the nib end and the barrel ring on the other. When capped, the barrel ring is hidden so the pen is all black. The most distinctive design element is THE CAP, which sports a slanted top reminiscent of the Morrison Patriot pens, except this one has the Chinese carriage logo on a textured background (see pic below). The clip is tight but has a good spring to be easily secured to a pocket or pen pouch loop. THE NIB: Like other Chinese pens I have, this nib is a nail. It says "Jinhao 18kGP" and writes a F-M line with no clear line variation. It is smooth though - the tines were aligned and I haven't felt the need to hit the micromesh or buff stick. When I first inked it, I did need to floss it to get it going, but no problems with the flow now. The nib is also capable of writing upside down.

I got this pen for $0.96 and $8.98 shipping from "epochmakingshop" on eBay and got it delivered in ten days. Very pleased so far!

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Edited by StephY, 19 September 2012 - 02:12.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 23:05

Where'd your pics go?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 00:00

Where'd your pics go?


It's a stealth pen :ninja: .

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:13

:headsmack: Fixed now. Sorry about that.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 18:12

Looks fairly well put together. Thanks for reviewing this - I can't keep up with all the Chinese models!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 06:37

i have the one with the chrome trim. it doesn't get much use, but it's a good pen. i think i like the look of yours better. congrats!

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:58

That's really neat looking. Too bad the shape of the nib doesn't fit the funky design of the pen. THAT would be cool.

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#8 richardandtracy

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 15:36

That nib seems to be appearing on some of the more recent Jinhaos (Century Mk2 & others). With good reason, it's a good nib even if it feels a little small.

I do agree that a different nib, possibly a black semi-hooded one of the shape found on the Parker Arrow/Vector.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 15:52

Great pen. Shipping 10x the price, lol.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:37

Looks like a nice looking pen, reminds me of them Quill 700 promotional pens in design (I think Quill used to belong to Parker but I might be mistaken).

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 02:56

Great pen. Shipping 10x the price, lol.


That is how volume sellers operate, as eBay charges are based on the item price, not including postage.
No, I am not going to list my pens here.






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