This pen really surprised me. The pen has a great weight and writes right away every time. It could easily pass for a $100+ fountain pen. The Jinhao 159 is a total steal! Of course, the purchase process and shipping from Truphae was wonderful!
I’m fairly new to fountain pens, but this is a fantastic, super affordable, smooth pen. My only con is that it’s a bit heavy.
Too big for even a large hand. Just too fat!
I ordered this pen having seen it mentioned so often, not expecting much at this price. Was I surprised! OK, the clip is just a bit thin but I’ll tell you this pen writes as smoothly as a Diplomat. The finish is flawless and I like the weight. Its got heft but is lighter than I expected. I will now be buying a white and a red for myself, one for each backpack with ink pots and more for freinds, especially for any “Newbies” as it will make their first experience great!
Don't let the low cost fool you into thinking that this is a low budget pen, its not. This pen has been treating me great with how smoothly it glides across the paper. It's weighed nicely for such a large pen and has the look of one far beyond its price point.. Perfect bargain pen!