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Jinhao 3000 Overlay Fountain Pen Review

Having shied away from fountain pens in the past I have taken the bull by the horns & for the purpose of writing a review decided to give the Jinhao 3000 a go.

Jinhao 3000 fountasin pen

When I cast my mind back to school days, I can remember wondering why there were inkwells in the desks, I don't recall using a fountain pen back then.  Another memory is of one of my very first jobs, there was a joke between some of the juniors about the boss's selection of fountain pens, all lined up taking pride of place on his desk.  We thought he used them as status symbols, showing of his luxury items.  Thinking about it now he clearly just loved writing with them.

Popular until the 1950's, fountain pens started to be overtaken by the ballpoint once the initial problems of leaks had been resolved around the 1960's.  I was surprised to learn that cartridge filled fountain pens are still widely used by students on the continent.  One school in Edinburgh states that seven & eight year olds use them over 80% of the time, believing that handwriting skills should be taught as a priority.  This train of thought is a stark contrast to information mentioned in Tony B's article Conversation about Handwriting, that school children in a US state no longer have to learn cursive handwriting.  We can only hope that on this occasion the UK doesn't follow the lead of our friends across the pond.

Released to celebrate the year of the Tiger, the Jinhao 3000 is a very attractive looking pen.  Available in black or red, the barrel has silver latticework with a detailed picture of a tiger, although I struggled to figure out where the face was, maybe that is my eyesight letting me down.  The nib is large, two toned & said to be plated in 18K gold. The Jinhao has a piston converter for use with bottled ink, if you prefer cartridges can also be used.

In my opinion it is heavy & fairly bulky as pens go. I usually put the cap on the end of my pen when using it however, because of the lovely ornate design on the barrel I am loathe to do this.  I had visions of the chromed steel overlay getting scratched & damaged.  At about 5" it was long enough to be comfortable un-capped, I used it that way.

As I mentioned at the start this was my first experience of writing at any length with a fountain pen, having just signed my name in ink in the past.  My handwriting appeared larger than is normal for me, maybe that was down to the size of the nib.  I also noticed that it did skip a few times, however I was able to correct the missing strokes easily, something that isn't possible with other pens without it looking "corrected"

It is said that the problem with the early fountain pens was with ink flow during writing, this wasn't an issue here.  The page didn't have a blot in sight, the pen didn't scratch & the wide nib generally gave a good flow of ink.

Some negative comments have been that quality control is not always perfect, for instance some pens have had part of the barrels come loose & sometimes unglued, I did not see any evidence of this.

In the Chinese zodiac the Tiger is said to be vivid & lively the appearance of this fountain pen certainly fits that description & overall the Jinhao 3000 is a solid fountain pen that is good value for money fountain pen.

Jinhao 3000 fountain pen review Jinaho 3000 Review

Having shied away from fountain pens in the past I have taken the bull by the horns & for the purpose of writing a review decided to give the Jinhao 3000 a go.

When I cast my mind back to school days, I can remember wondering why there were inkwells in the desks, I don't recall using a fountain pen back then.Another memory is of one of my very first jobs, there was a joke between some of the juniors about the boss's selection of fountain pens, all lined up taking pride of place on his desk.We thought he used them as status symbols, showing of his luxury items.Thinking about it now he clearly just loved writing with them.

Popular until the 1950's, fountain pens started to be overtaken by the ballpoint once the initial problems of leaks had been resolved around the 1960's.I was surprised to learn that cartridge filled fountain pens are still widely used by students on the continent.One school in Edinburgh states that seven & eight year olds use them over 80% of the time, believing that handwriting skills should be taught as a priority.This train of thought is a stark contrast to information mentioned in Tony B's article Conversation about Handwriting, that school children in a US state no longer have to learn cursive handwriting.We can only hope that on this occasion the UK doesn't follow the lead of our friends across the pond.

Released to celebrate the year of the Tiger, the Jinhao 3000 is a very attractive looking pen. Available in black or red, the barrel has silver latticework with a detailed picture of a tiger, although I struggled to figure out where the face was, maybe that is my eyesight letting me down.The nib is large, two toned & said to be plated in 18K gold. The Jinhao has a piston converter for use with bottled ink, if you prefer cartridges can also be used.

In my opinion it is heavy & fairly bulky as pens go. I usually put the cap on the end of my pen when using it however, because of the lovely ornate design on the barrel I am loathe to do this.I had visions of the chromed steel overlay getting scratched & damaged.At about 5" it was long enough to be comfortable un-capped, I used it that way.

As I mentioned at the start this was my first experience of writing at any length with a fountain pen, having just signed my name in ink in the past.My handwriting appeared larger than is normal for me, maybe that was down to the size of the nib.I also noticed that it did skip a few times, however I was able to correct the missing strokes easily, something that isn't possible with

Having shied away from fountain pens in the past I have taken the bull by the horns & for the purpose of writing a review decided to give the Jinhao 3000 a go.

When I cast my mind back to school days, I can remember wondering why there were inkwells in the desks, I don't recall using a fountain pen back then.  Another memory is of one of my very first jobs, there was a joke between some of the juniors about the boss's selection of fountain pens, all lined up taking pride of place on his desk.  We thought he used them as status symbols, showing of his luxury items.  Thinking about it now he clearly just loved writing with them.

Popular until the 1950's, fountain pens started to be overtaken by the ballpoint once the initial problems of leaks had been resolved around the 1960's.  I was surprised to learn that cartridge filled fountain pens are still widely used by students on the continent.  One school in Edinburgh states that seven & eight year olds use them over 80% of the time, believing that handwriting skills should be taught as a priority.  This train of thought is a stark contrast to information mentioned in Tony B's article Conversation about Handwriting, that school children in a US state no longer have to learn cursive handwriting.  We can only hope that on this occasion the UK doesn't follow the lead of our friends across the pond.

Released to celebrate the year of the Tiger, the Jinhao 3000 is a very attractive looking pen.  Available in black or red, the barrel has silver latticework with a detailed picture of a tiger, although I struggled to figure out where the face was, maybe that is my eyesight letting me down.  The nib is large, two toned & said to be plated in 18K gold. The Jinhao has a piston converter for use with bottled ink, if you prefer cartridges can also be used.

In my opinion it is heavy & fairly bulky as pens go. I usually put the cap on the end of my pen when using it however, because of the lovely ornate design on the barrel I am loathe to do this.  I had visions of the chromed steel overlay getting scratched & damaged.  At about 5" it was long enough to be comfortable un-capped, I used it that way.

As I mentioned at the start this was my first experience of writing at any length with a fountain pen, having just signed my name in ink in the past.  My handwriting appeared larger than is normal for me, maybe that was down to the size of the nib.  I also noticed that it did skip a few times, however I was able to correct the missing strokes easily, something that isn't possible with other pens without it looking "corrected"

It is said that the problem with the early fountain pens was with ink flow during writing, this wasn't an issue here.  The page didn't have a blot in sight, the pen didn't scratch & the wide nib generally gave a good flow of ink.

Some negative comments have been that quality control is not always perfect, for instance some pens have had part of the barrels come loose & sometimes unglued, I did not see any evidence of this.

In the Chinese zodiac the Tiger is said to be vivid & lively the appearance of this fountain pen certainly fits that description & overall the Jinhao 3000 is a solid fountain pen that is good value for money fountain pen.

other pens without it looking "corrected"

It is said that the problem with the early fountain pens was with ink flow during writing, this wasn't an issue here.The page didn't have a blot in sight, the pen didn't scratch & the wide nib generally gave a good flow of ink.

Some negative comments have been that quality control is not always perfect, for instance some pens have had part of the barrels come loose & sometimes unglued, I did not see any evidence of this

In the Chinese zodiac the Tiger is said to be vivid & lively the appearance of this fountain pen certainly fits that description & overall the Jinhao 3000 is a solid fountain pen that is good value for money fountain pen.

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