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Thanks for the replies. But, I was asking for a source for opaque white, as was mentioned, not just white. Yes, I am aware of both the Jinhao 599 and Hero 359 in white but have never heard of an opaque white version ---- and hense my query. Actually, I really don't think that one exists.

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Thanks for the replies. But, I was asking for a source for opaque white, as was mentioned, not just white. Yes, I am aware of both the Jinhao 599 and Hero 359 in white but have never heard of an opaque white version ---- and hense my query. Actually, I really don't think that one exists.

 

I'm afraid I don't understand the difference. I have the white Hero and it's VERY opaque.

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'Very sorry you are quite correct, I was reading opaque but thinking translucent as are the four Jinhao 599s in .green, blue. orange orange and gray.

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'Very sorry you are quite correct, I was reading opaque but thinking translucent as are the four Jinhao 599s in .green, blue. orange orange and gray.

Does this mean you are looking for a completely clear demonstrator like the Lamy Vista, or actually in search of a white translucent model?

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I certainly would like to have a transparent Jinhao 599, but there is of course no such thing. A white translucent would be nice but also non-existant.

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Recently I came across this New Jinhao Model which is designed after the Lamy Safari model. I have seen the Hero replica but first time in a Jinhao Model.

 

The pen is a lookalike, but there are salient differences.

 

The Nib is much better looking & writes smooth. Nib, is not callibrated, so M is the only option.

The Clip is flattened in stead of a wire type.

No ink level view window (means can be used as a ED!!)

Converter is similar, but has a black piston.

Its a full metal pen & not a ABS acrylic.

 

Hope you find the pen interesting...here are some pictures..:-)

 

The pen alongside the Lamy Safari

 

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Both Pens opened, note the similarity & difference in nibs

 

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Both pens opened & dismantled, note the metal O ring in place of a plastic one

 

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how is it different from 599

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how is it different from 599

Its metal body

I put my savings to test

Lamy & Pilot FPs the Best

No more I even think of the rest

(Preference Fine and Extra Fine Nibs)

Pen is meant for writing - not for looking :-)

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If I recall correctly, the metal one was the first one seen on eBay and was called "T1" at first. Later on, the same pen was sold as "599". Also both solid color and transparent color plastic body pens are sold as 599, and solid color plastic body pens with hooded EF nibs also. There may be other variants but I stopped looking last summer.

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That makes sense. But I do remember a hooded nib version. Wonder what that was called...

Is called 599 Extra-Fine. This is easy to verify on ebay.

 

Unless you mean a hooded nib version of the metal body variant; I haven't seen that.

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Is called 599 Extra-Fine. This is easy to verify on ebay.

 

Unless you mean a hooded nib version of the metal body variant; I haven't seen that.

Hooded nibs on plastic bodies. They didn't look as nice as the 599 or the T1. So didn't pick up any.

 

Have to say, these pens are acquiring cult status on the bay. Prices are skyrocketing...

A lifelong FP user...

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Hooded nibs on plastic bodies. They didn't look as nice as the 599 or the T1. So didn't pick up any.

 

Have to say, these pens are acquiring cult status on the bay. Prices are skyrocketing...

I dont usually buy Chinese pens but I couldnt resist the 599, if only to use up the many standard cartridges that I have picked up over the years.

 

Totally converted, I have a Lamy Vista and the 599 is at least as good in terms of quality and performance.

 

The cost was also only £1 including postage.

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I dont usually buy Chinese pens but I couldnt resist the 599, if only to use up the many standard cartridges that I have picked up over the years.Totally converted, I have a Lamy Vista and the 599 is at least as good in terms of quality and performance.The cost was also only £1 including postage.

As younsay, at such price, complete with converter, .... It's more than a bargain ......

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