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Jinhao
Porcelain series


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"Me again. Just received my porcelain dragon pen, gassed it up and it writes like a dream, smooth with nary a skip. I like the slightly heftier weight of it too, fits my hand nicely. Thanks for a very nice, affordable product."
S. C., Prescott, AZ

"I got some compliments on my Jinhao porcelain sailboat pen when I took it to a recent book-signing; one person even thought I'd borrowed it from her friend that had just returned from Burma!  It's a great correspondence pen, too.  Thanks again for such great products and service!"
Christopher N. Phillips

"Just a note to let you know the Dragon pens arrived today safe and sound! They are beautiful! One is to be a gift, but the one for myself was rinsed out and filled right away! Even though they are porcelain, they feel nice in the hand if you use them cap unposted. It writes with a super smooth wet line. Thanks so much for inspecting the nibs before selling them. I can give my gift pen with confidence!"
T. C., Tecumseh, Canada
 


 

Jinhao Porcelain Shrimp fountain pen    $25.00

 

Jinhao Porcelain Horse fountain pen    $25.00

 

Jinhao Porcelain Bamboo fountain pen    $25.00

 

Jinhao Porcelain Sailboat fountain pen    $25.00

 

Jinhao Porcelain Dragon fountain pen    $25.00

 

The Jinhao Porcelain series features full-sized pens, measuring 5-3/8" capped, 6-3/4" posted and 4-7/8" with cap held aside.

 

 

 

Although I plan on offering additional artwork in the future, the first two entries are the Dragon and the Sailboat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dragon is of course synonymous with China (in Chinese, the people's name for themselves roughly translates as 'offspring of the dragon'), and the association goes back thousands of years. The barrel depicts a classic dragon, while the cap shows the dragon name in ancient Chinese characters or script.

                                

The Sailboat depicts, well, a sailing vessel on the barrel. The cap has a very famous Chinese poem about 'smooth sailing', to simplify the content greatly.

 

                  

 

 

 

The Horse come from a very famous Chinese painting of '8 Horses', referenced on the cap in characters.

                 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bamboo is quite striking, and as with the Horse version just above, has a famous poem associated with it on its cap.

                  

 

The newest addition to the porcelain is the Shrimp. I think this qualifies as the oxymoron, 'Jumbo Shrimp'.

           

                                  

 

                                                             

 

The pen cap has a black 'jewel', and the cap band is engraved with 'Jinhao' and '950', for the pen model. The clip sports the Jinhao chariot logo within a shield, representative of the terracotta warriors of Xi'an.

I would rate the nib as a western light-medium, falling between a typical western fine and medium.

 

                                                                                          

 

Unscrewing the all-metal 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.

 

                                                      

 

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!

 

Ordering Procedures & Returns

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

Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:

orders@hisnibs.com
(on PayPal transactions, the email address may also display as stonebri@verizon.net)

We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)

Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).

                                                                                               

If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:

1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will ensure security)
2. Expiration date
3. Name on card
4. Address for billing statement
5. Card verification # (3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number, or 4-digit number on the front of your AMEX card).
 

If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:

His Nibs.com
  2540 W. Union Street
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We ship via insured Priority Mail
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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: December 21st, 2014

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