Showing posts with label Chinese Clone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chinese Clone. Show all posts

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Jinhao 100 Fountain Pen

 I've always like the classic look of the Parker Duofold fountain pens - they are nothing over elaborate but a nice timeless classic style.

If you can't afford the price of a Parker Duofold (currently around the £300 to £400 mark) but want that timeless look then a good compromise is a Chinese clone of the Duofold. There are many Duofold clones, on the market, made by manufacturers such at Majohn, Wing Sung and Jinhao - today I'll be giving my opinion on the Jinhao 100.

The Jinhao 100 can be picked up around the £15 to £20 for the more basic colours and moving up towards £45 for the more compilicated designs.

The pens I've used for this review are the recreation of the 'Big Red' (orange actually) Duofold and the Blue Checked colour.

The first thing you notice about these pens are that the are a nice lightweight in the hand, they feel comfortable and don't put too much stress on your hand when holding them. The Orange colour I obtained from Amazon also had a nice touch of an imprint on the side of the barrel, in a similar design to the current Duofolds on sale.

The Orange pen itself has a silver metallic highlight on the barrel, pen cap and clip. The pen, overall, looks very classy could be mistaken for a Duofold at a cursory glance. The nib is a nice big silver coloured nib, upon some research it is a size 6 nib.

Uncsrewing the barrel from the nib section we find a Jinhao convertor assembly already installed in the pen, which again is a nice touch.

The Blue Checked design pen has a nice touch of an Arrow clip to make it look even more like a genuine Duofold. The nib on this version of the pen is a bi-metallic colour of Gold Plate and Silver (stainless steel) - from experience of Gold Plated nibs I've found that the Gold Plate slightly ruins the writing experience for me and requires a bit of nib adjustment using some micromesh paper to take the plating off the tip of the nib but more about that later.

Jinhao 100 Fountain Pen

 I've always like the classic look of the Parker Duofold fountain pens - they are nothing over elaborate but a nice timeless classic sty...