The Jinhao pen is a writing tool that looks very similar to the vintage Parker 51. It has a chrome cap, a plastic body, and a hooded stainless steel nib. However, Jinhao has made some improvements to the pen's inner workings. They replaced Parker's Aerometric filler system with a converter, which allows for a larger ink capacity. The Jinhao pen writes very well and is available in a variety of colors. Best of all, it only costs a few dollars!
The Cap & Clip
The Jinhao 86 cap is made of a heavy metal, making the pen top-heavy when the cap is posted, unlike the lightweight chrome cap of the Parker 51. The pocket clip is a copy of the iconic Parker pocket clip. If you're new to pens, you might mistake the Jinhao for a Parker 51, but the JINHAO engraving on the base of the cap distinguishes the two brands.
Jinhao pens are made by the Shanghai Qiangu Stationery Co., Ltd in China. The company was established in 1988 and combines Chinese culture with Western elements in their designs. They manufacture all of their pens in their factory and distribute them worldwide. In conclusion, the Jinhao pen is a budget-friendly writing tool that writes well and looks great. It's a great option for anyone who wants a quality pen without breaking the bank.
I enjoy the light weight of the pen and the hooded nib, and it writes like a fountain pen many times its modest price. The price of a fountain pen does not always equate to the quality or performance of the pen. Don't walk away from an inexpensive fountain pen just because of its price. If you like the look, the feel, and the exquisite manner in which it writes--that's all that should matter.
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