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Jinhao 159 It's Arrived.


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I have one. It writes well with the stock Jinhao nib. In fact, it writes as well or better than many pens costing 30 times more. One YouTube revier fount it wrote better and was better ergonomical than a Faber Castell. If not satisfied with the M nib, any #6 nib will fit. At less than $6 shipped, how can you go wrong. I have a few more on order to give away.

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I love mine it is a good writer and love the heft of it . It came quick too .

Cathy :bunny01:

 

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The jinhao cartridges are supposed to be decent too, or so I've heard. I've even heard they have the sought after **silver sheen** on a black ink so I might order some to write with on onion skin.

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Rare, it's very difficult to compare the 159 to the X-450 or X-750 as it is such a different design. While I really enjoy both the 450 and 750 (and own multiple of both), there is just something about the 159. It is a larger and heavier pen, but I can write for extended periods with no extra fatigue. The size and weight makes it a an even writer and, if thrown hard enough, will take down medium to large sized crows in flight. (I'm kidding! Maybe.)

 

I have my first 159 inked with Noodler's Apache Sunset. My second has just arrived and I haven't decided what to put in it yet. All I've done with mine is clean and flush them when they first arrived with a 10% ammonia solution. The first one writes so nicely that I'm worried any attempt to adjust the nib, or even running it over micro mesh would be a mistake.

 

We'll see how #2 behaves. Would love to hear how you like yours.

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I pull out my 159 on occasion when I know I will be signing something away from home. I have small hands (I'm 5 ft. tall), so writing with the 159 for extended periods of time presents a small problem. The X750s I can write with for extended periods. After a bit of micromesh on my Jinhao 599 nibs, they write very smoothly (use for taking class notes & class assignments) .

 

Glad to hear you are having such success with your first #159.

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I'm new to the board and new to fountain pens [well, since school, almost 50 years ago] but I just ordered one of these from Amazon, mainly because it was so cheap and thus not a big deal if it didn't turn out well.

 

However, I'm thrilled with it. It's a monster sizewise, but so easy to handle. It's about the smoothest writer of my very small collection, and its broad nib performs really well with J Herbin Vert Empire.

PORTIA DA COSTA
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born again fountain pen addict
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That is a very nice looking pen, and is a Jinhao that I do not have yet. I will have to pick one up for myself. I have large hands, I really love the big, heavy, cigar shaped pens.

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Ordered one after reading all this, but as I'm a cretin, I accidentally ordered it with a broad nib!

Oh well, hopefully it's not too broad.

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Yep, same thing. Don't know why they call it that on HisNibs. Clearly the Brass Gargantuan suits it best, if we're making up names. Anyone care to go one better?

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Mine arrived today and I have to say.....

 

Hate it........... :lol:

Oh well, it would be boring if we were all the same!

I really don't like the size / thickness at all, but my fault for buying on a whim with a lack of research.

In saying that, the nib is smooth and it does write quite nicely. It may be just chucked in a drawer and put down to experience, or maybe as a work knock-around pen. Don't know just yet.

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I was gifted one when I bought a couple of higher priced pens. (M205 & 120 m&k Pelikan)

 

Hated it. To heavy,wrote poorly for me. Gave it away.

Brad

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind" - Rudyard Kipling
"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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Mine has still not arrived (it's been ages!) but it's nice having something pen-related to wait for that doesn't cost the earth!

If it doesn't show, pm me and I'll send you mine foc..

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No buddy,

 

Way too big / thick and ungainly - don't like it one bit...... :lol:

It does write quite well though....... :)

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No buddy,

 

Way too big / thick and ungainly - don't like it one bit...... :lol:

It does write quite well though....... :)

 

Sounds like me.

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Sounds like me.

Ha!

 

I have one and really enjoy using it.

Less than three quid posted from China, the economics of it boggle the mind. I had a go at grinding the nib to a cursive italic and I am really pleased with the result - the nib has a fair bit of spring in it too. It is silly big though and not one I'd take out of the house (that's what my Parker 45s are for), but it sits nicely on the kitchen work surface for everyday scribbles and note taking.

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."...Is this the same as their "Dreadnaught?" it looks very similar..."

 

Hisnibs frequently gives his own names to the pens he imports. This would appear to be the case with the 159/Dreadnaught.

 

Norman, if you are reading this, please check your spelling.

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