Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen Review: The Comprehensive Guide

March 29

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Jinhao is a fountain pen brand that has been very popular among pen lovers in recent years, and Jinhao X450 is one of Jinhao's representative works.

This Jinhao fountain pen is superior in terms of cost performance and price.

Not much to say, let's take a comprehensive anatomy of the Jinhao X450:

Last update on 2022-04-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Appearance

x450 Appearance

The price of this Jinhao pen is not expensive, but its exterior design looks very atmospheric. The overall appearance and structure are very similar to that of the Sailor 21k.

This pen feels heavy when you hold it in your hand.

It is worth mentioning that this pen is available in a variety of colors. For example: Bright Black, Bright Red, Red Ice, etc. This way, you can choose the style you want when you buy it.

Preview
Jinhao X450
JINHAO X450 Fountain Pen M Nib (Bright Black)
Sailor 21K
Sailor 1911 Large Black Gold Trim 21K Gold Medium Fine Point Fountain Pen - 11-2021-320
Color
Black
Black
Material
Metal
Resin
Point Type
Medium
Medium
Price
$8.98
$174.50
Jinhao X450
Preview
JINHAO X450 Fountain Pen M Nib (Bright Black)
Color
Black
Material
Metal
Point Type
Medium
Price
$8.98
Sailor 21K
Preview
Sailor 1911 Large Black Gold Trim 21K Gold Medium Fine Point Fountain Pen - 11-2021-320
Color
Black
Material
Resin
Point Type
Medium
Price
$174.50

Last update on 2022-04-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Cap

Cap structure

The entire Cap is polished and cast, and the design of the Clip and Cap is full of beauty.

The X450 fountain pen is designed with a push-on Cap, which is very convenient for writing.

There is a crisp click when the Cap is closed, the sound is not sharp, but very calm, very similar to the style of the pen. 

It should be pointed out that the Cap is inserted very tightly, which makes up for the relatively poor airtightness of the push-on Cap to a certain extent.

Clip

It uses a gold metal clip, and there are three small bumps on the top, which have a concave and convex beauty to the touch.

Centerband

Centerband

The exquisite "JINHAO" logo is engraved on the metal ring (Centerband), which makes the pen very brand recognizable.

However, the metal ring of the whole LOGO is a bit too wide, it's like wearing a big ring...

Barrel

Barrel

The pen Barrel adopts the piano baking varnish process, which is extra smooth and bright.

Because of the metal material, the Barrel is also quite heavy. The use of metal instead of plastic at such a price point shows the special intentions of the Jinhao brand.

In addition, the Trim Ring of the Barrel echoes the Clip, which is also worthy of praise.

What you need to pay attention to is, do not insert the Cap of this pen on the Barrel at will, which will affect the balance of the pen body.

Section

Section

The Section section looks slightly shorter than other brands, but this does not affect the use of the pen at all.

And the three-edged design is used here to form a non-slip groove, which to a certain extent allows your fingers and the pen to fit better, and you don't have to struggle when writing.

Converter

Jinhao X450 Converter

The Jinhao Pen X450 uses a screw type inking method, and if its workmanship were a little more refined, this pen would have scored better.

In addition, it has good air tightness and is easy to clean.

Nib

Jinhao X450 Nib

Let's focus on the nib. The Jinhao X450 nib size is medium. But you can also switch to a fine nib.

Imprint

Jinhao X450 nib Imprint

The nib of the Jinhao X450 is designed in two colors of gold and silver.

In particular, the embossed pattern above is engraved with a beautiful ancient Chinese carriage, and the words 18KGP are also engraved.

Tipping Material

Jinhao X450 nib Tipping Material

Compared with ordinary fountain pens, the iridium grains on the X450's nib are very full. And the rear of the entire iridium grain is larger, and the head is relatively sharp.

Slit

The Slip perfectly divides the nib into two parts evenly, and there is no such thing as a big side and a small one.

Feed

x450 Feed

The design of the Feed is similar to that of an ordinary pen, but this one is relatively flat.

Writing Experience

Although this pen is marked with 18KGP, it is the same as a general steel tip when writing. Relatively hard, not as soft as a real gold tip.

But if you apply a certain amount of pressure, you can still write the line thickness changes.

When writing, it is very smooth. The ink is also relatively uniform and not too wet.

Jinhao X450 vs X750

The differences between Jinhao X450 and X750 are as follows:

Preview
Jinhao X450
JINHAO X450 Fountain Pen M Nib (Bright Black)
Jinhao X750
JINHAO X750 Fountain Pen M Nib (Black Frosting)
Clip, Centerband and Trim Ring Colors
Gold
Silver
Grip
Three-edged anti-slip
Smooth
Net weight
45g
36g
Nib Color
Gold and silver two-color
Silver
Price
$8.98
$8.98
Jinhao X450
Preview
JINHAO X450 Fountain Pen M Nib (Bright Black)
Clip, Centerband and Trim Ring Colors
Gold
Grip
Three-edged anti-slip
Net weight
45g
Nib Color
Gold and silver two-color
Price
$8.98
Jinhao X750
Preview
JINHAO X750 Fountain Pen M Nib (Black Frosting)
Clip, Centerband and Trim Ring Colors
Silver
Grip
Smooth
Net weight
36g
Nib Color
Silver
Price
$8.98

Last update on 2022-04-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

In other parts, the two are almost the same.

Conclusion

This Jinhao X450 is good in terms of workmanship, price, and writing feel. To put it simply, it is a pen with many colors, solid materials and high cost performance.

Affordable price coupled with reliable performance makes it a worthwhile fountain pen.

The disadvantage is that the shape of the Barrel is long, and the metal material will be heavy. If you write for a long time, your hands will feel tired. But daily writing, signing, and practicing calligraphy are all suitable.

Buy Jinhao X450 and Ink Cartridges

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