Jinhao X750 Deluxe Fountain Pen

#21
I expect there is quite a lot of gold and these other metals in products that are now waste. As I understand, a lot of that goes to India and some to Africa, but there doesn't seem to be a notable recycling market in China; at least that I've heard of.

I've got an X750 in silver and black checkerboard finish, and I see that model is currently available from a UK supplier, with 100% feedback on eBay, for £4.99 including delivery. I carry a fountain pen with me at all times, but occasionally, in circumstances where a decent pen might get lost, or, indeed, when someone else might use it (shock, horror!), a Jinhao is my preference as I won't have kittens if any harm came to it.
If someone can get recycling started up in China they'd be sitting on a fair stack of cash, as long as it was done right. The issue with that would be to change habits. Behaviours can be changed temporarily but if habits aren't, you're going nowhere.

Good to know - I've seen the checkerboard one before and in fairness I quite like the look of it. I'm tempted (currently) by the 599 (I think) which is the Lami Safari copy. I'm set for 'Professional' looking pens with my Parker IM (med) and Faber Castell Loom (purple lid, EF Bock #5 nib - I dropped it once and buggered the lovely FC EF nib :( The Bock is good, though!). I almost solely use the FC Loom, and it's almost solely kept in my office.

Would like an Eastern EF nib such as on the 599 in a fun colour with a fun coloured ink to take out and about. My handwriting is small/fine so I'd need a fine at the minimum...
 
#22
If someone can get recycling started up in China they'd be sitting on a fair stack of cash, as long as it was done right. The issue with that would be to change habits. Behaviours can be changed temporarily but if habits aren't, you're going nowhere.

Good to know - I've seen the checkerboard one before and in fairness I quite like the look of it. I'm tempted (currently) by the 599 (I think) which is the Lami Safari copy. I'm set for 'Professional' looking pens with my Parker IM (med) and Faber Castell Loom (purple lid, EF Bock #5 nib - I dropped it once and buggered the lovely FC EF nib :( The Bock is good, though!). I almost solely use the FC Loom, and it's almost solely kept in my office.

Would like an Eastern EF nib such as on the 599 in a fun colour with a fun coloured ink to take out and about. My handwriting is small/fine so I'd need a fine at the minimum...
I think the 599 EF nib is indeed EF. I've got a plastic Lamy, which is OK, but I'm no big fan of the triangular section, as it seems to orient my writing wrongly. I think the Mk.I 599 might have appealed, with its metal body and cap, but I believe it's no longer available. There are plenty of bright colours available, which, for a cheap carry-around pen, is very useful. I often temporarily mislay my better, tastefully subfusc pens, but something garishly eye-catching doesn't get to hide up for long.
 
#23
I expect there is quite a lot of gold and these other metals in products that are now waste. As I understand, a lot of that goes to India and some to Africa, but there doesn't seem to be a notable recycling market in China; at least that I've heard of.

I've got an X750 in silver and black checkerboard finish, and I see that model is currently available from a UK supplier, with 100% feedback on eBay, for £4.99 including delivery. I carry a fountain pen with me at all times, but occasionally, in circumstances where a decent pen might get lost, or, indeed, when someone else might use it (shock, horror!), a Jinhao is my preference as I won't have kittens if any harm came to it.

Shock horror indeed. Why do people use other peoples fountain pens.

Im not naturally selfish but my manager used one of my watermans once when i foolishly left it on my desk at work.

He destroyed the nib, on asking what happened he said he used too much pressurre.

Fair play though he replaced it like for like!
(Having had mild kittens when i showed him the cost!)

Note to self, always pick your pen (s) up....
 
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Shock horror indeed. Why do people use other peoples fountain pens.

Im not naturally selfish but my manager used one of my watermans once when i foolishly left it on my desk at work.

He destroyed the nib, on asking what happened he said he used too much pressurre.

Fair play though he replaced it like for like!
(Having had mild kittens when i showed him the cost!)

Note to self, always pick your pen (s) up....
Sound advice. Years ago, my secretary, apparently wearing boxing gloves, totalled a favourite gold-nibbed Pelikan by scrawling a message on my desk pad. She didn't replace it, but I did in time replace her (nicely, by promoting her to another department).
 
#26
Ouch....

Never had a pelikan, what are they like?

My perchant is for watermans, although i have a nice visconti which i think is a beauty.
Lovely pens. I haven't bought a new one for years, and mine is a Souveran 400 series from the early 1980's, with a 14k nib (replaced at my expense).

I have a trio of Watermans, which I like very much, but my current obsession is with Indian pens in ebonite; the more colourful, the better. I like the look of the Visconti pens, but I've never owned one (as yet).
 
#27
I only have one, a blue rembrandt. I think its beautiful and has a magentic top that takes the pen.

The nib is smooth as any other good one that i've had and its my go to pen......

Shop around. I believe mine came from the writing desk at £99. Other sites have them for up to £130.00.

If you get one, enjoy!!

Sbrebrown's on youtube will give you more information.

Regards

Mark
 
#28
I only have one, a blue rembrandt. I think its beautiful and has a magentic top that takes the pen.

The nib is smooth as any other good one that i've had and its my go to pen......

Shop around. I believe mine came from the writing desk at £99. Other sites have them for up to £130.00.

If you get one, enjoy!!

Sbrebrown's on youtube will give you more information.

Regards

Mark
Thanks. I'll follow up your suggestions.
 
#29
I only have one, a blue rembrandt. I think its beautiful and has a magentic top that takes the pen.

The nib is smooth as any other good one that i've had and its my go to pen......

Shop around. I believe mine came from the writing desk at £99. Other sites have them for up to £130.00.

If you get one, enjoy!!

Sbrebrown's on youtube will give you more information.

Regards

Mark
Do you find the section difficult to hold, in particular in warmer weather when your hands can get a touch sweaty? I keep being tempted by it as a "save up for it" option, but I've read a couple of reviews saying it's only for those whose hands don't sweat ue to a slippery metal section.
Cheers.
 
#30
Hi Chrisbell

It's a resin body, so i can't say it causes me that much of an issue. I think it depends on three things:

1. How sweaty your hands get.
2. How much you're writing in anyone go.
3. How much pressure you use when writing ( i tend to try and hold the pen more relaxed to avoid strain/ tiredness).

I wouldnt say its any worse than using a plastic section, in my opinion.

Waterman Hemisphere's are a very sound alternative if your concerned about the metal section.

If your near a stockist, see if you can do a writing test and compare. I know that some people are not, or the stockists may not carry such pens.

Let me know if i can assist you any further.

Regards

Mark
 
#32
I have a fair number of Jinhao pens and I've yet to get a bad one. They're great for the price and cheap enough that I won't lose too much sleep if one or two go AWOL. Even though I write almost exclusively using fountain pens my writing is still bloody awful. The only time I have to use a biro is when writing those self-carbonising delivery notes at work. For anyone thinking of trying fountain pens Jinhaos are worth a go. You can always save up for a Waterman later
 
#36
I have just bought a Jinhao 159 for the grand total of £2.50 from ebay coming from Hong Kong. Nice bluse acrylic and a handsome pen but lord knows what the nib will be like for that price:baking foil probably...
The nibs are no worse than those you will find on basic or low-end pens like a Parker Vector (currently £9.99). In fact, I find them rather on the stiff side.

There seems to be just one size, which I would describe as medium tending towards fine. Whilst not especially "characterful", I venture to suggest that most people will be able to write a reasonable hand, quite easily, with them. I have noted a slight tendency to dryness in a couple.

Swapping the nib for another is relatively simple, with the main risk being damaging the feed, but that's not easy to do. If this is something you might wish to do, there are several YouTube videos, and information at Goulet. The main problem in the UK has, for me, been finding a nib supplier, for something which should cost well under £5
 
#37
Hmmm well there are UK sellers selling these for about £6 but sellers in Hong Kong and China are selling them for under £2. I have ordered a couple in colours I like. I think ordering from China is s bit of a "wing and a prayer operation" but at this price I am not too bothered. I would much rather have one of these than a new Parker Vector. They used to be a nice pen back in the day but the latest French ones are crap. they don't auto puncture the cartridge on screwing in the barrel like the old ones do. These Jinhaos come with a converter which is perfect as I use bottled Noodlers ink because i like a non pigment/ Iron gall permanent ink. I also like the guy who runs it :) He has a nice anarchic attitude and is not in it for the money. He sells a 4.5 oz permanent ink for under £20 with an artwork quality label and a free eyedropper pen with nib to compliment the ink qualities. Anyway I digress.

I am going to start having to carry a fountain pen for daily use too. I normally use a pencil at the moment for making notes or a Uniball Gel Impact because of the permanent ink. Now I have discovered Noodlers and a cheap fountain pen this could be possible again. I have a decent Cross fountain pen and I have just bought an ASA Daily on the recommendation of someone here. They are quite nice pens though, ones you would be pissed to lose. These Jinhaos look good workhorses :)
 
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#38
The jinhao is a great workhorse!

I lost a waterman hemisphere so know what you mean about losing them!

Where do you get your noodlers ink from is it uk based? As i find it impossible to get....and does £20.00 include postage (or is that wishful thinking on my behalf).

Thanks and enjoy the pen.

Mark
 
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