Fountain Pens, The Good Shit

What the heck, it’s only a buck

The best deal in quality writing instruments going today is, without a doubt, the Jinhao X450. This pen, for only 99 cents shipped from China to the US, should prove to be a gateway drug into the good shit for anyone with good taste and frugal spending habits. Continue reading

Fountain Pens

Beware the Hooded Nib

I didn’t want to call out any¬†particular pen today, though my image shows a Jinhao 699. The problem I’ve been observing spans multiple value brands from China, including Jinhao and Baoer. There are some nibs out there that should be avoided. Let me explain. Continue reading