(Disclaimer: This pen was bought with my own money)
I just got a Jinhao x750 broad ($8!) from Jetpens so I can carry my three colors of ink (Noodler’s Black, Diamine Grey, and J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier). Here’s a little quick review right now, as I’ll put it through its paces over the upcoming weeks.
- It’s $8!
- I got the Ice Flower Red and it’s a little difficult to see the design on it. It’s like red with spotted black dots on it. It’s nicer than my plain white Pilot Metro, but less exciting than my green Lamy Safari.
- It comes with a converter! Consequently it doesn’t come with any ink cartridges, but that’s alright with me.
- It’s quite a heavy and thick pen, which feels very nice to me. My Lamy Safari is too light for me at times. I think it weighs more than my Metropolitan.
Comparisons and Drawings
- Here are the three pens comparisons and quick drawings with them.
- I draw more than I write, so no detailed writing samples.
- The Jinhao is pleasant to hold, but it sometimes doesn’t start up. I think it’s just how I hold it, so we’ll see what happens over the next few weeks.
- I like the subtle line variation in the Jinhao, useful in my sketching.
- It’s a nice pen right now for very cheap, $8 from Jetpens.
- It has starting up problems, we’ll see if they persist throughout the weeks.
- It’s heavy and when posted is of medium length.