JINHAO 159 Blue Fountain Pen - Medium Nib

  • $9.95

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The 159 is an astoundingly well made and smooth writing pen for the price, and well recognized world wide as a strong competitor, even with pens 10 times its price. 

The construction is solid lacquered brass, with silver coloured steel trim. The pen feels smooth in the hand and has some noticeable weight to it due to the solid brass construction. 

The grip section is smooth and tapered and makes this pen very comfortable to write with. The thread from the cap sits below the level of the fingers and does not impede comfort. This is a great entry level pen for any fountain pen beginner, but also an incredibly good-value addition to the collection of any fountain pen collector. 

The nib is a stainless steel size 6 medium nib. Unlike other Asian fountain pens, this is a true medium nib, with some element of flex, making it perfect for cursive script and flourishes. As it is a size 6, it can also be swapped out with similar sized nibs from other manufactures. 

The feed is a JINHAO patent original, which delivers a continuous, unbroken flow of ink. The true pleasure of writing with a fountain pen lies in the smooth and rich feeling of ink flowing to paper, and the feed of this pen provides this in droves. 

The cap is a screw top, meaning that it will not fall off while being carried, preventing ink spills. It is also made of solid lacquered brass, with a strong but flexible clip, making it perfect to carry in a pocket. The pen can be used both uncapped and posted, as the cap sits very tightly on the base of the pen. The cap screws on and off very smoothly with no squeak. 

The converter, which most of our pens come with, is very easily operated, holds a considerable amount of ink and is easily cleaned and maintained. The whole pen can be disassembled and cleaned.

All in all, the 159 is a sturdy, elegant and pleasurable pen to use. It is comparable in quality to other models that can cost hundreds of dollars, but at an insanely competitive price. Rated one of the "best-value-for-money fountain pen" in the world by numerous on-line reviewers and critics, we are proud to provide it for you today.


Purchase the Pen alone or add a gift box and 5 black cartridges for only an additional $4.00


Item Specifics

Brand: Jinhao 159 Fountain Pen 

Material: Lacquered Brass with Silver Coloured Edging 

Nib Size: Medium - smooth and easy to control, with some element of flex

The Cap: Screw Cap with flexible clip 

Filling System: Screw-Type Removable Converter (also takes Standard International cartridges) 

Ink cartridge: International standard 

The weight: 50g, capped 

Length (cap-closed): 149mm 

Length (uncapped): 126mm

Length (posted): 163mm

Body Diameter: 16mm

Grip Diameter: 12mm

Cap Diameter (with clip): 20mm

Converter Capacity: 1.05ml