Buy this Orange pen (you can thank me later)
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This is a JINHAO 159--one of the best bargains in the world of cheap, Chines fountain pens. They're generally available from the usual sources for less than $10, but today, Goulet Pens is offering the Orange version for $7.95
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Why do I recommend them? This is a Grande-sized pen with a large, smooth-writing, Number 6 nib, that comes with a converter--that's the value part. The fun part is just writing with one. If you've ever wondered what Montblac's thousand dollar-ish monster Meisterstück 149 would actually feel like in your hand, this is your ticket to the cheap seats; the two share nearly identical measurements.
Here's a link to the sale:
https://www.gouletpens.com/jinhao-159-fountain-pen-orange-medium/p/JIN-159-Orange
By the way, if Orange is not your thing, Jinhao 159s are available several other colors for a few bucks more. Don't forget to search for this brand on Amazon too; their prices are often less...
PS: those are Parker 51s on the right. I recommend them too ;- )
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gcvrsa
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Oct 5, 2018
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Aren't those IKEA potholders great? :D
Oct 5, 2018
RayF
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Oct 5, 2018
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PEN HOLDERS!!! ;- )
Oct 5, 2018
writerstephen
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Sep 30, 2018
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so in my experience, Jinhao nibs are very much hit or miss—even after tuning only about 2/5 are usable (at least with my limited skills). Can you swap a bock or Jowo #6 into this beast?
Sep 30, 2018
RayF
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Oct 1, 2018
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Should have gone to the pen show in Dallas--you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen 51s just like it (only in better condition).
Know about the Date Codes on 51s ?
http://www.richardspens.com/ref/misc/pkr_dates.htm
Oct 1, 2018
RayF
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Oct 1, 2018
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Shame...
Oct 1, 2018
VoodooBear
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Jun 4, 2018
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What mat is that?
Jun 4, 2018
VoodooBear
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Jun 4, 2018
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Nevermind, found it! Ikea Hängsyren pot holder, if anyone else was wondering.
Jun 4, 2018
RayF
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Jun 4, 2018
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Pot holder?! The hell you say--it's a "Strümsason Mit Pen-Schnob´n" mat!!!
Jun 4, 2018
TheGame21x
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May 25, 2018
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Thanks for the recommendation. I bought one, got it a couple days ago and I've greatly enjoyed writing with this big ol' bastard. Very smooth and its size makes it quite easy to grip.
May 25, 2018
newDealer
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May 25, 2018
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Thanks I got one and it does look good.
May 25, 2018
JoeNarc
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May 24, 2018
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I agree. This is a nice cheap pen. Add a better nib from one of the online retailers and you’re in business.
May 24, 2018
Daisy_Cutter
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May 20, 2018
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I just came here to say that I have the same oven mat from IKEA. Nice pens btw (and I see those blue diamonds. Impressive.)
May 20, 2018
RayF
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May 20, 2018
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OVEN MAT?!!! They told me it was a pen mat!!!
May 20, 2018
lbdesign
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May 20, 2018
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Agree. I like the big Jinhao nibs — they are super-smooth. But I got a Jinhao x750 instead. That weird shield on the 159's clip bugs me.
May 20, 2018
RayF
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May 20, 2018
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Yeah, not it's strongest feature.
May 20, 2018
RandyBrown
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May 18, 2018
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I bought that big orange monster a few days ago as well and the shipping from Goulet Pens was Super-FAST! I already own the black Jinhao 159 but figured that at such a low close-out price I might as well pick up another. Although I don’t use it much, the pen feels and looks great...it’s a head turner for sure.
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May 18, 2018
RayF
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Bet we start seeing celerities carrying them to sign their autographs now. I think we've started something ;- ) Nice pic by the way!
May 18, 2018
zhanggoo
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May 17, 2018
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Use promo code Closeouts2018 at check to save extra 10%.
May 17, 2018
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