Next up in my “Inexpensive Chinese Fountain Pens” series, I present to you…
Jinhao 189 “Great Wall” Fountain Pen
Filling System: Screw-Type Piston Converter
About the Pen:
In my recent eBay bender, I managed to pick up eight Jinhao pens, but this is the first one I tried. I’ve heard many good things about the Jinhao brand, and I was interested to see how their pens would perform. The 189 is one of their specialty pens, celebrating China’s most famous and recognizable landmark: The Great Wall. I liked that the pen was ornate without being gaudy. Most of the Jinhao pens I bought were in the $1 to $6 price range, so I had pretty high expectations for the 189, being that it cost nearly $10.
This is a pretty intricate pen, so this review contains a lot more pictures than I usually include. My apologies to those with limited bandwidth…. Read More