JINHAO 650 Rose Wood Fountain Pen - Medium Nib
The 650 is a bold and impressive pen, and one of Jinhao's higher quality models in general.
The construction is solid lacquered brass, with gold coloured steel trim and either a rose wood outer casing or mother of pearl inlays. The pen feels smooth in the hand and has some noticeable weight to it due to the solid brass construction. The width is an imposing 16mm at both cap and body, making this much wider than most fountain pens.
The grip section is much narrower, making this pen quite comfortable to write with despite its size.
The nib is a two-toned gold and silver size 6 medium nib, in steel, alike to the X450. 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 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. Opening and closing the 650 gives a solid and satisfying "click". The cap has two gold rings, one at the base and one at the clip, and ends in a circular gold finial.
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 650 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.
Brand: Jinhao 650 Fountain Pen
Material: Lacquered Brass with Gold Coloured Edging
Nib Size: Medium - smooth and easy to control, with some element of flex
The Cap: Snap Cap with flexible clip
Filling System: Screw-Type Removable Converter (also takes Standard International cartridges)
Ink cartridge: International standard
Length (cap-closed): 143mm