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JINHAO "BIG RED"
Posted 26 December 2008 - 00:51
The pen came in a small paper box. Opening the box cover reveal a big bright re fountain pen. It is the "most red" FP i have so far. The vivid color makes it looks larger for a very large pen. (7/10)
The pen is painted in bright red lacquer. Well finished but the lacquer is not thickly coated. The coating is uniformly applied so overall its appearance is appealing. (7/10 )
Design/Size and weight
Large pen size of MB 149. It is well balanced thought it is more on the heavy size. The pen is of good weight if not posted. I use pen posted, so with posting it is still well balanced (8/10)
Medium. It did not perform well out of box, rough and did not has consistent line. I taeaked it a bit and put it across a Micromesh (3M), now it has good ink flow and good smoothness. It took me an hour + to have it fixed, so i am happy with it. The nib is large size steel. A very little "give". So it is hard like nail, thought it is not a soft nib as well. Good for daily general writing, esp, if there is a need to do quick notes and scribbling. (7/10)
Converter filling; i like converters so no complaints.
it cost $10 and shipement is $8
so i think it is quite a reasonable FP.
I am always out hunting for low cost FP that writes well, and several chinese pen brands are on the list. Jinhao is in my opinion average rated overall (6/10), may not be better than Duke, but is a brand that may improves further with time.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 02:38
Posted 26 December 2008 - 03:25
thanks for letting me know;
the cap is snap on. Tight "click", but not terribly difficult to uncap.
It is posted tightly.
Only the clip is too tight that it is not quite useful on pockets
Yes, the pocket clip is very stiff on mine too, but the major annoyance is the removal of the cap. Enjoy your new shiny Jinhao pen! They are built like tanks.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 16:18
Posted 27 December 2008 - 05:56
Yes, my one was dry and a bit rough.
So i tweaked it a little to spread the tine, and run it across a micro-mesh.
Now it writes like a 14kt nib
best luck with your pen
Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:27
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 13:07
Edited by dogpoet, 21 June 2009 - 13:08.