Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review and Giveaway: The Jinhao is here! The Jinhao is here!

(title with apologies to Steve Martin)

The Jinhao arrived the other day! I must say, for a rather inexpensive pen, it's a solid one. The finish was described as "sand" but it's really tiny holographic glitter on a black background - pretty flashy, though it may not be to everyone's taste.

The nib is steel and quite firm; it was described as medium, but it's a rather fine medium, not nearly as broad as an American M. I like the line it writes. In fact, I like the pen, and would be happy to have it - which means it's giveaway time!

Here's a brief video I shot (first time doing this, please have mercy on the videographer...not to mention: a hand model I am not!) going over the pen.

Hi res version:

Lower res version:

(Added the lower res version as the higher res version doesn't appear to work well on tablets or portable devices)
Here's the writing sample for you:

And now for the giveaway:

If you're interested in entering the random drawing for the pen, please complete the form below. Entries will be accepted until Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 midnight PST (GMT-8). At that time, I'll randomly select a winner and be in contact with that person.

Good luck!

(Joe in Seattle, you are NOT eligible for this...sorry dear!)


  1. It's soooo pretty!! I love that color! And I'm impressed that it wrote straight out of the box (unlike some pens *cough my Ahab cough*) hehe.

    1. It is pretty nice looking, isn't it? And not having to fiddle with it to get it to work was a nice surprise. I know what you mean about those other pens....don't get me going...!

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    1. Rabbi Stone, did you want to be included in the drawing? If so, may I ask you to complete the entry form?

      (I hope you get this; I tried to find an email address for you but was unsuccessful, other than the general info one for your temple, and I didn't think that would be appropriate for me to use!)