I bought a Jinhao x450 and I had a query regarding the nib.
I thought the pen comes with a Medium nib, but it looks to be much finer.
Can you confirm from the images ?
Is there something wrong with the nib/flow ? You can see it breaks in the "F" and bottom of "G"s.
(please zoom the images while examining)
Also there is hardly a "hairline" gap between the tines. I cant even see the light through the gap.
I love writing with the M nib of my old Parker Vector. The color is deep dark and uniform. But with x450, the lines are almost scratchy and non uniform.
I tried to increase the gap by pushing the nib against a wooden board. Its too hard and nothing happens even after repeated efforts.
Any suggestions to make the writing medium(ish) ? Can any x450 owners confirm if this is how thin the pen writes ?
Also, is it normal for a fountain pen to make scratching noises ? My old parkers make a lot of noise, though their scratchiness is within the limits of "feedback". My new x450 too makes a bit of scratching noise, though it is a little quieter.
Ink - Daytone Blue (500ml bottle pack)
(PS: this is my first post on the forum, though I have referred to the FPN many times in the past. I am a newbie to the technicalities of FP, but I have been constantly using them since 2002, throughout my school and college times.)
Edited by GreenOrange, 20 August 2018 - 15:02.