Bieber Ninja: I don't know,did you weigh this? you said it's heavy,maybe I missed it
Glenn Higley: I am really liking my 159 - especially at the price. I love my cheap and
cheerful Chinese pens. And Stephens videos of course, but who doesn't?
DepthWave: so, how would you rank this for standard writing vs a Serwex/FPR pen and vs
a Noodler's Ahab/Konrad/Creaper?
ingenerare: Wonderful pen. I have the 159 fountain pen and roller ball pens in my
pocket in court (in case the fountain pen runs out I can use the roller
ball). I have had only one problem in that I posted the cap and it popped
off the back and I had to pick it off the floor. Now I don't post the cap.
IaNbSaPlIoRnEeDBY: is that a twist cap (threaded)?
Arun nurA: Trivia: Here in India, we have the "Pierre Cardin: Masterpiece"
It too seems to be inspired by the 149. In stores we get it for less than
$10 (equiv). It comes with a broad nib and it's butter smooth and just
absolutely a delight to use. A light weight metal body and so on. It has a
two tone nib that has some etching. Cheers! great buy.
Bodah Christiansen: I was really pleased to see that you reviewed this pen. I bought one about
a year ago and liked it very much and then I bought a Goulet 1.1mm stub nib
for another pen and on a whim tried it in the 159. It really made this pen
beautiful to write with. A month or so ago I noticed that my middle finger
was picking up ink from where I was resting it on the section at the top of
the ring above the nib. It seems there is a small leak where the hardware
and the metal fit together. It doesn't keep me from writing with it every
week or two because I always have ink on my hands anyway, but it was kind
of a bummer to find that there was an actual flaw in this very inexpensive
(cheap) pen that I was so amazed by. Other than that this has been a real
surprise in terms of quality and reliability and with the Goulet nib it
competes with many of my much more expensive pens.
By the way, I really appreciate all of the knowledge I've gained by
watching your reviews. Thank you for all of the effort you obviously put
Michael S: Hello Stephen, love your reviews. I love writing with oversized pens such
as the Jinhao 159 and Laban Mento. Curious of other oversized pens you may
P.S. Please do a review on the Laban Mento.
Bireswar Das: Nice review. Do you think these cartridge converters will works with this
pen http://bit.ly/1nIkUP2 ?
ahmadaamer6: You should try out the Hero 760! Greate Pen with a good amount of heft.
Good price as well. Cost only £21.60 + £2.89 for shipping on Amazon! Link:
DepthWave: I wonder if there is lead or anything else toxic mixed in with Jinhao pens
to cut costs... Considering many Chinese factories manage to evade safety
Christian Rocha: Excelent review, awesome pen -- excepting for what Jay Pulli related here.
I had feeding problems with this pen too.
After writing half of a page or sketching for 10 minutes, the ink just
stopped. Checked the conversor, it was ok, ink level also ok. The breather
hole was wet, there was ink on it. The tip was perfect. The slit had that
appropriate V shape. But the ink wasn't flowing through the slit... Perhaps
there's a problem with the feeder, but after disassembling the whole pen, I
couldn't find any problem with the feeder -- apparently it was ok too.
After shaking the pen a couple times, it's working again, but, of course,
that's not an acceptable procedure to make a good pen work.
Any suggestion? Any tip? Thanks in advance. And best regards from Brazil.
Tyrone Walker: Saw them on Amazon, I'd like to get a roller ball unit.
ingenerare: I ordered a Jinhao 159 fountain pen off of amazon.com and by mistake the
seller in China sent the roller ball version (he is sending the fountain
pen now and told me to keep the rollerball free) the rollerball is very
smooth. It seems that Jinhao makes rollerball cartridges to fit the Mont
Blanc pens as well.
bretmaples: That is a very beautiful ink!
Rosario Di Rubbo: Can someone send the ignorant who placed the subtitling back to school,
Yiyin ICP: Jinhao in China is actually considered as students & teachers pen.
especially Jinhao X450 i remember my math teacher from high school always
grade my exam with it...not a good memory haha
FORMETOKNOWONLY: I purchased this pen based in part on this review...good review, but my
experience with this pen is different. IMHO the performance of the 159 is
crap (it's a real shame the pen doesn't perform as well as it looks and
feels). As an aside the converter for these pens I really don't care for.
Think I will stick with piston fillers. I am still new to fountain pens
and still prefer the Noodler line of pens(I purchased two Konrads and they
both perform well and I REALLY LIKE THEM).
I think my next piston-filler purchase will be a TWSBI.
iolaosgr: i found it at aliexpress china for 5.99 usd free shiping!ive ordered 2 of
Jake Coventry: At one point, if you are able to find one at a decent price, would it be
possible for you to get and review a baoer 388? It's an imitation parker
Steve Crane: I haven't tried that but I will, thanks.
sbrebrown: No, flush it out first. Ink from the cartridge will be in the feed, which
will ruin the colour of the bottled ink.
sbrebrown: It's the metal finish that gives it a nice, robust feel, I think.
sbrebrown: Once you start to go down the Way of the Pen, it will dominate your destiny
forever :-). Yes, good idea to wait for pens after receiving a shipment -
if that works :-).
C40: I like this pen. It is easy to switch the nib to other #6 nibs. (Goulet,
Knox K35, etc.). I think the feed is very nice for the money - and it works
much better for nib switching than the Ahab I have (and the Ahab feels much
trexxxy: Hello! I realized that a Jinhao pen with the serwex flex nib is awesome.
It's beautiful and it works very well. Try it if you want. :) (I used a
Jinhao 155 for that)
bighousebobby: I have a large family and plenty of bills to go along with that. I've been
wanting a MB 149 for quite some time, but I really cannot justify the 810
bucks. However, your video has convinced me that I can own the next best
thing. So I just ordered the 159 for 9.95 complete. I can't wait to get my
BIG FAT CHINESE PEN. Thanks brother for a great review and demo.
Bawssmane23: If you had to choose between this pen and the x450, which would you
trexxxy: Another question: Which brand would you recommend for calligraphy which is
cheap, but still good enought? That would be my first calligraphy nib.
sbrebrown: The short answer is, yes, the ink will run out, but the two colours will
mix, which can be quite ugly.
sbrebrown: Yes, that's quite possible :-).
sbrebrown: Except it's not gold coloured.
DaiReborn: I hope it helps. Lots of people love their Ahabs but it's definitely a pen
intended to be tinkered with.
bighousebobby: Just got mine in the mail. I noticed my nib does not have the carriage on
it or does it say 18 kg. I have seen this style nib on a website before.
Nice design though and it just Jinhao on it. As for the pen, it's a monster
and I love it. I inked it with PR black. Writes smooth and even. Feels
great in my fat paws. Botton line: I got a great pen after watching this
great review from a great reviewer. Thanks again my inky fingered friend.
sbrebrown: Yes, the seller won't have to pay Ebay for shipping.
sbrebrown: Hope you'll like it as much as I do!
Avinash Chandra: There is a guy in Texas (US), who gets these pens, QC's them, adjusts nibs
and then sells them.
sbrebrown: Yes, I like these pens!
sbrebrown: Get a Pilot Parallel pen. Those are inexpensive and of high quality.
dleuk87: Just bought one for 7,33€. Two weeks until it is in Germany, looking
forward to it. :-)
Jay Pulli: Purchased one on ebay and it arrived from China in 10 days. After
unpacking, ran some Perfect Pen Flush through it to clean out any mfgr
residuals. Filled it with Waterman Florida Blue. Wouldn't write at all.
Dipped the nib back in the ink bottle to wet the feed and then it wrote
fine. For four days. Today it stopped completely. Can't get any flow. Hmm,
not reliable enough for work. Bad feed? No idea. Any suggestions?
bsspsyd: I'm beginning to encounter playback issues with your video clips; they stop
unexpectedly way before the end of your videos. It may be the provider
setting a limit on data usage but that is not suppose to happen with
Sprint. The iphone on wi-fi mode allowed me to listen to your pen reviews
at bedtime and allowed me to listen to them without having to be stuck to
sbrebrown: Oh, bugger - now you've shown me a site I didn't know yet that sells pen
brands I haven't sampled yet :-).
Andrew Fowler: Have you reviewed any of the Kurve fountain pens? Interested if they are
worth purchasing. Thanks for putting these videos out - very helpful for
pal180: Thanks for the video. I purchased one of these pens and it's certainly not
a bad pen at all for the price (10$ CAD). I also noticed that the convertor
did not draw up ink through the nib. I had to draw up ink through the
convertor directly. Still, given the price and the feel/nib, a good deal
Jackie Diaz: My one concern: The toil of the ultra cheap sweat shops which probably make
the pen. I do not mean to be a wet blanket, but I sort of shudder at the
sbrebrown: Yes, that would be interesting!
Karl Bach: i want one of these pens
sbrebrown: Mine does draw up ink through the nib, but the
converter-directly-into-the-bottle technique also works quite well, of
course. The advantage of it is that it allows you to keep the feed and nib
clean of ink.
mikethenascarfan: So I can buy 600+ of these pens for the price of one montblanc.
Interesting. I think I would still like the montblanc. it would feel like
you are writing with Hamburg Royalty as opposed to just another mass
produced chinese copyright infringement pen.
Schools: Learn how to get phlebotomy training in California! The job pays decent money for the amount of schools needed to graduate.