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Pen Review - Jinhao 886 (Colorful Cute Bullet) - Amazing Writer

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#41 mehandiratta

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 02:54

Mine has arrived!! :)

would love to see images....

m waiting for yellow one...


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#42 munstersg

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 15:50

What is the nib size for this pen?

 

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#43 Miles R.

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 16:31

What is the nib size for this pen?

 

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It's a medium (by Western standards, I mean).



#44 lurcho

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 23:57

An earlier responder said that these nibs are #5.

 

Has anyone tried to swap in a JoWo (or Knox, etc.) #5?



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Posted 09 December 2015 - 08:31

Thanks for the information 



#46 mehandiratta

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 19:09

What is the nib size for this pen?
 
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Yes its medium.. And writes wet

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#47 mehandiratta

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Posted 09 December 2015 - 19:09

An earlier responder said that these nibs are #5.
 
Has anyone tried to swap in a JoWo (or Knox, etc.) #5?

No I did not find any need to swap the Nib... But it was really smooth nib

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 01:39

I have 4 of these now, but only have one inked at the moment.  It does write very well, wet but not too broad.

 

However, it has a definite problem starting, being bone dry even after a couple of hours. Requires a 'swish' in a little water to get it going. Once it's going, there is no ink of skipping or anything.

 

I've now inked a second to see how it compares. The nibs do need a little Micromeshing to get the best smoothness though.

Probably the cap is not air tight. Have you tried to blow in it to see?


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 19:09

Probably the cap is not air tight. Have you tried to blow in it to see?

YOU CAN EAR AIR BLOW /  DRY FAST CAP NEED SOME GLUE ON THE CLIP/CAP



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 01:40

I just picked up a Jin Hao X450 off of ebay for something like 6 bucks. (Bought it on a lark, really.)

 

For that money, it's worth the try.) The thing writes better than my Meisterstuck. A little bit unbalanced with the lid on, but Wow! It writes smooth as butter. Very nice looking with a gold-plated medium nib. Works with cartridges. Comes with a manual fill cartridge. 

 

It's my new every-day writer now.  Dang! :o I hate to say it but this is a quality pen. You have to give credit where credit's due. 



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Posted 22 January 2016 - 17:58

I have one of these inked up with Diamine Wild Strawberry. It's a great writer, but I don't need a red ink constantly, so it works out great for that purpose. 


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Posted 29 January 2016 - 03:51

Nice little pen, but too wet!


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 06:10

Yes its medium.. And writes wet

Mine (champagne gold) arrived today, and this one required quite a bit of nib smoothing using 8000 & 12000 grit micromesh.  Now it really does write smooth & wet.  Purchased it to keep in my purse so that I don't have to keep changing pens.  For $2.49 it has a screw on cap, which is hard to believe.  Like that cap with the wide band. Will be ordering a black & green one.  At $2.49, I am not spending a lot of money for pens to keep in my purse/pocket for signing.



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 06:58

Mine (champagne gold) arrived today, and this one required quite a bit of nib smoothing using 8000 & 12000 grit micromesh.  Now it really does write smooth & wet.  Purchased it to keep in my purse so that I don't have to keep changing pens.  For $2.49 it has a screw on cap, which is hard to believe.  Like that cap with the wide band. Will be ordering a black & green one.  At $2.49, I am not spending a lot of money for pens to keep in my purse/pocket for signing.

congrats... m happy that u knew the tuning part


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Posted 07 May 2016 - 02:28

Mine (champagne gold) arrived today, and this one required quite a bit of nib smoothing using 8000 & 12000 grit micromesh.  Now it really does write smooth & wet.  Purchased it to keep in my purse so that I don't have to keep changing pens.  For $2.49 it has a screw on cap, which is hard to believe.  Like that cap with the wide band. Will be ordering a black & green one.  At $2.49, I am not spending a lot of money for pens to keep in my purse/pocket for signing.

I bought that one a few weeks ago--wanted to show my cousin how to put a cartridge in her Shimmering Sands 750 so grabbed the 866 and poked one in. Boy howdy, it writes beautifully! very smooth without needing any tweaking. The line on mine seems finer than many other mediums I've used though not as fine as the Japanese pens. Way worth the small price! :)



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Posted 07 May 2016 - 17:19

I bought that one a few weeks ago--wanted to show my cousin how to put a cartridge in her Shimmering Sands 750 so grabbed the 866 and poked one in. Boy howdy, it writes beautifully! very smooth without needing any tweaking. The line on mine seems finer than many other mediums I've used though not as fine as the Japanese pens. Way worth the small price! :)

I do agree!  Glad you are enjoying yours as well :rolleyes:



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:00

I have 4 of these now, but only have one inked at the moment.  It does write very well, wet but not too broad.
 
However, it has a definite problem starting, being bone dry even after a couple of hours. Requires a 'swish' in a little water to get it going. Once it's going, there is no ink of skipping or anything.
 
I've now inked a second to see how it compares. The nibs do need a little Micromeshing to get the best smoothness though.

mine was same way with dry start.


My cap had a leak where the clip attaches to the cap. Used a qtip and spread some glue on the inside where the clip attaches. Sealed the leak and now it starts wet every time. Great pen.

Edited by kcnib, 09 May 2016 - 03:01.


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:29

I was given one of these recently, and inked it up with yellow ink (a prototype sample).  Bad mistake: when I left it for more than a couple of days, the ink was crudding up all over the nib.  I suspect the ink may be to blame (it's done this on other pens too), but also evaporation due to an air interchange happening *somewhere* around the junction of the cap and the clip.  I'll try treating with glue or shellac - thanks for the suggestion! - and see if it makes a difference.

 

Gotta say, though, it's a beaut looking pen, and writes really nicely!



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 01:08

Largely on the strength of the reviews here, I just put in an order for one of those bright apple-green ones.  It'll be a month or two before it arrives on a (literal) slow boat from China, but that just means that it'll be a pleasant surprise when I get it.  :D



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Posted 26 May 2016 - 04:15

Just reporting back (see previous post): applying shellac around the inside top of the cap, around the (internal) junction between cap and clip, seems to have done the trick - no more nib crud (though admittedly I've changed inks as well!), and no more dry-out. Gonna have to try this on a few other pens now...







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