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#1 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 17:19

Have any members out there bought this pen?

It looks like the pens made by Pelikan, though I am not sure whether it is a clone of a specific model. There are some aspects of a M200, but the barrel has no translucent  window. The section also has a metal ring on it's base

What is this pen and the supplied nib like?

It is nice eye-candy. I just wonder if you can hot-rod it with a after-market nib as i did with my Jinhao X750.



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#2 Ted A

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 18:13

It has a #5 size nib, not 6.
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Posted 20 February 2018 - 19:28

It's not clone of anything, just a somewhat Pelikan-ish pen. There's not a translucent window in the barrel because Jinhao is a c/c pen, while M200 is a piston filler.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 19:46

I have some of them and I think they're the best Jinhaos I got.

They look a bit like M200, but they are cartridge pens, not piston fillers.

And they are made of metal.

 

The nibs are rather stiff and thin. Some people like that, I prefer stub nibs.

They can be replaced by #5 nibs from JoWo, Bock or whatever manufacturer.

The nib and feed are a bit tight but they can be pulled to change the nib.



#5 Dip n Scratch

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:08

I realised that the Jinhao 500 probably wasn't a piston filler, for the price it was sold at.

The plus side is durability.

I wonder how long the clear plastic of a 'demonstrator' type would hold up in usage vs a completely opaque material?

I have a liking for Jinhao, but I don't know if the factory has a opaque piston-fill offering.

 

I see that the pen has some very favourable feedback after looking on Amazon.


Edited by Dip n Scratch, 21 February 2018 - 09:42.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 00:42

The 500 and its close relative the 8812 with rosewood barrel (or is it the 650, I’m not quite sure) l are really nice pens. The 650/8812 with a brown ink goes really well. The nibs on all these are pretty similar, I’ve only ever replaced the nibs on a couple of x750s but I’d imagine the same could be done with any of these.

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 19:04

I have both the Jinhao 500 and two of the 650/8812 (in "Maple" wood and "Abalone" shell). All of them look really nice and are somewhat Pelikan-inspired. They all have the Jinhao #5 size nib and all are friction fit and can be swapped with each other, but I haven't tried putting in another brand's nib. You have to be careful though: there's a notch where the nib is supposed to go (like the X750 and X450) but it's fairly shallow and barely noticeable; also, pulling out the nib and feed the first time is kinda hard.

The nibs they originally came with are pretty decent; they're smooth, but somewhat dry. Just opening up the tines a little makes a huge difference.

Hope that helps 😊





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