Jinhaos have been the only Chinese pens I've used that have always worked right out of the box and had smooth nibs that are easy to change. The only problem I've had is that the section can leak after a while. I enjoy my X750s and X450, but wanted something a little thinner. I've narrowed it down to these 4 pens and would appreciate your input, especially if you have any of these. I'm asking everyone on here also because I'd like to get a pen to review that FPN folks are most curious about.
My priorities are a comfortable section (which is making me lean away from the shorter-sectioned 601) and a smooth-as-possible nib.
The weight and measurements are from a Jinhao dealer, but I don't know how accurate they are.
They are ordered from least to most expensive (13~32RMB).
Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions!
Jinhao 911 EF (20g) 14cm(L) [They call this a "financial nib" 0.38 which I think means accountant style.]
Jinhao 601 M (40g) 13.2(L) [This is a Parker Sonnet clone like Kaigelu 356]
Jinhao 165 M (32g) 13.7cm (L)
Jinhao 163 M (40g) 14.2(L)