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Jinhao

Dreadnaught


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"This Jinhao Dreadnaught with the stub nib is amazing -- as I knew it would be! Uncapped, this hefty pen fits nicely in my hand, and the stub nib is exceptionally smooth. I have become quite a fan of such stub nibs, so I am thrilled that you offer them as an option...Huzzah for His Nibs!"
S. F., Rockford, IL

"Hi Norman, I received my Jinhao Dreadnaught and Silver Chain Dragon fountain pens.  I prepped them and inked them up with Diamine Oxblood ink. Wow! What a wonderfully smooth writing experience with each of them!  I write with the pen unposted. Along with the smooth writing, I truly enjoy the weight and balance of each pen in my writing hand, but especially that of the Dreadnaught.  Thank you for not only providing such a pleasant writing experience, but also for the care that you give to each and every nib, and the special personal touch that you added to my order.  This was my first purchase from you, and am looking forward to my next one."
T. L., Jamaica, NY

"Norman...The Jinhao Dreadnaught and Baoer 8 Horses pens are very nice looking as well as nice writing pens.  They both feel good in the hand and glide across the paper when writing. Also, the pen wallet is a good place to store pens securely. Thanks for your care in packing and shipping the order promptly - very good customer service.  Good online layout of your products."
R. R., Ewa Beach, HI

"I write in praise of my Jinhao Black Dreadnaught.  This is a beautiful pen, really quite striking in appearance. The fit and finish are excellent, the screw-on cap going on with silky smoothness.  Its nib glides across the paper with elegance. There is one caveat, however.  It should be removed from one's shirt pocket before attempting push-ups.  Yes, its heft is noticeable. Cheers,"
Joe the Happy Pensioner, Riverside, CA

"Norm, I got the nib * today (unbelievably fast!!), put in on my Dreadnaught and it works like a champ.  Thanks so much for helping me transform my pen into an every day writer."
T. G., Menard, TX

"I am having a ball with the Chinese pens I ordered.  I love them all, but the Black Dreadnaught makes me smile every time I pick it up."
D. W., Murfreesboro, TN

"One converter full at office doing reports. One converter full after work writing letters. One converter full for sixteen journal entry pages this evening. SMOKIN HOT ! Never skipped or leaked a drop !!!"
F. Y., Norman, OK

"Norman -- Thanks for continuing to send the updates. This time it reminded me that I had been meaning to write and tell you how much I've enjoyed the pens gotten from you. That "dreadnaught" is one heckuva pen! Probably the bulkiest pen I own at this moment. I had to find a special pen case to carry it around since it wouldn't fit into the one I normally carry. Even at that size, I find I enjoy it and tend to carry it most days, filled with Waterman purple. The nib is amazingly smooth and always starts right up; the line definitely leans toward the broad side of medium, which I very much prefer."
J. T., Marietta, GA

"The Dreadnaught FP arrived today . . . it’s perfect! The wide girth, nice center of gravity (even when posted), and smooth-writing medium-to-broad (always my preference!) nib makes it my favorite writing instrument. It’s every bit as good—if not even better—as you-know-who. . . I might have to purchase another color to have two in my collection. Definitely a superior pen!"
C. H., Twinsburg, OH

"Hi, Norman, My new Jinhao Black Dreadnaught arrived today.  I was so eager to try it, I dipped the nib in ink and wrote with it before even following your washing instructions.  Afterwards, I washed it.  It fits well in my hand.  I very much like the size and weight of the pen.  Also, the nib glided over paper smoothly.  I was too late to order it the first time you stocked it -- my bad.  I am happy you brought it back, and that I bought it this time. Happily Writing," 

R. D., Melbourne, FL

"The pen arrived yesterday. It looks great, a bit heavy though. And it writes magnificent, the point really slides over the paper. I also have the original mb149 meisterstück, but i would not know which one of them writes the better. Thanks for the very correct handling and shipping. Kind regards,"
J. V., Belgium

"Norman, my order arrived today and I am a very very happy customer !!!!!  I want to complement you on the wonderful prompt, efficient and polite way that you processed my order. The hand written note was a very nice touch. If only more companies realized how important small things are, perhaps more companies would have more customers that return again and again. Now for the pens. WOW!!! After the converters had short wash up with Mr Clean and a good rinse I inked the pens with my favourite Diamine ink. I can not say enough about how smooth the nibs are or how well the ink flows. I was absolutely taken by surprise by the performance. I always had a rather dim view of Chinese pens, given the rather disparaging comments that we hear at the typical pen show from collectors. Until now I was a confirmed Conway Stewart and Onoto user with a few Pelikan and Mt Blanc pens. The nibs on these Chinese pens perform better than other pens in my collection. I believe that I have become an enthusiastic convert to Chinese pens. The only thing I still am unable to work out is why Chinese pens have not taken over more of the market and why the high quality and performance of these pens is not more well known and do not claim a greater share of the market. Niceties of finish are ever so fine but it really is about the nib and the paper. Thanks for making this a very fine and enjoyable experience. Please keep doing business the way that you are doing it now. Good quality and careful customer service are becoming rare."
B. M., Enfield, CT

"Hi Norman, I just wanted to let you know that I believe that my new Jinhao Dreadnought pen is the best one I have purchased from you to date.  I like the feel immensely, with or without the cap attached, while writing.  It is smooth as silk.  I'll buy more Jinhao in the future!"
W. M., Davenport, IA

"Hey Norman, What a surprise! I got home from the office and found the Jinhao 159 Black Dreadnaught waiting to be tried out...WOW, I didn't think it would arrive so soon. And it has not disappointed! This is a great pen-by far my biggest in size and the best value...$35 ??? AMAZING!!! It has such a smooth stroke and I am running out of superlatives so I'd better get back to writing. Thanks for bringing this awesome pen to the USA! Best regards."
R. D., Leawood, KS


 

Black Dreadnaught fountain pen    $35.00    Sold out

Black Dreadnaught w/optional silver or black Monteverde nib*    $55.00    Sold out

Here we have an homage to one of the most iconic of all fountain pen designs from a certain German luxury brand, which I'm always careful not to mention out loud, due to their litigious nature. I'll just let the side-by-side photos here speak for themselves as far as a size comparison:

               

For those who crave actual measurements, this is definitely an oversized pen! The Black Dreadnaught pen measures 5-3/4" capped, 6-3/8" posted and a still-large 5" with cap held aside. The construction is lacquer-over-brass, but despite being a hefty pen, I still find the pen well-balanced with the cap posted.

 

 

 

 

The Dreadnaught sports three rings, with the center cap ring engraved with Jinhao on the clip side and the model number 159 on the reverse. The clip is Jinhao's new blade and shield design, with the shield displaying Jinhao's chariot logo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cap unscrews from the barrel and friction-posts on the barrel's end. This displays the oversized nib, which is engraved with Jinhao, 18K GP (eighteen karat gold-plate) and the chariot logo. In keeping with the size of the pen, I'd rate the nib as a full western medium, tending toward the broad end of the spectrum.

 

                     

 

Unscrewing the threads between the section and barrel displays the piston converter for bottled ink. It will also take International-style cartridges, such as those from Private Reserve. As with all new pens, I recommend to run a dilute solution of dishwashing soap (two or three drops to a small bowl of water) through a new pen a few times, followed by water only. Step one is effective at removing manufacturing oils that can tend to make the ink less than enthusiastic in heading from the converter/filler to the nib, and step two removes the traces of the detergent you've used...which tends to have the opposite, diuretic effect. A gift box is included.

* The Monteverde nibs are available in B, M, F or the new stub sizes. I've found that Monteverde nibs run about a size smaller than typical western nibs. Hence, I'd classify the B nib as a typical medium, the M as a fine and the F as an x-fine. The stub is a 1.1 mm medium. Please specify the nib size you'd like, by letter or 'stub' only, to avoid confusion when ordering. They may also be ordered separately, for $24.00 each.

IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors  -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.

The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!

 

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International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents

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Warranties and returns

If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.

Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .

We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!

 

Revised: July 18th, 2014

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