Pen Review – Jinhao 886 (Colorful Cute Bullet)

I am amazed by the n number of  inexpensive pens without the compromise on quality front from major of the Chinese pen manufacturers especially Hero and Jinhao…. There are other expensive Chinese pen also there with the likes of duke, kaigelu….

Recently i got hold of lot of Jinhao pens which I will be reviewing in future days to come one by one.

Today I am reviewing “Jinhao 886” what looks like an big bullet…

Jinhao 886
Jinhao 886

Design & Built :

The pen looks and is built like a bullet. Its construction quality is amazing. Not very heavy not that light also. Just apt for its size. Yes, this is a small size pen which looks very cute.

Comes in variety of colors like neon green, blue, gold, black, and red. These are the only colors that i have seen up till now.

Jinhao 886 - Various Colors
Jinhao 886 – Various Colors

The pen looks very cute and beautiful. I have recently developed craze for small pens. Acquiring Kaweco Lilliput, Kaweco Ice Sport and Pilot Petit 1 recently. And yes i believe this pen stands out there as among the best. Also I am trying to get one small pen customized but that for the later.

The pen barrel and cap are metal which are painted in various finishes. The cap itself is small and gets easily posted at back. The cap easily comes out in 2 turns. AND yes one more thing just like Jinhao 159, this pen has threaded section and cap easily snugs in to the pen after 2 turns.

Jinhao 886 - Silver Cap with Choir Logo at Top.
Jinhao 886 – Silver Cap with Choir Logo at Top

The built quality is impeccable for such lowly priced pen. The clip of the pen is sturdy and tight  with choir logo at the top of clip, visible in pic above. There is silver colored center-band which is in tapered profile towards the barrel.

Jinhao 886 - Cap showing clip
Jinhao 886 – Cap showing clip
Jinhao 886 - Cap showing model no. above center band which is written in matte silver color.
Jinhao 886 – Cap showing model no. above center band which is written in matte silver color

The Section is made of black colored plastic which seems to be of good quality unlike the foul smelling Walitys.

Jinhao 886 - Taken Apart
Jinhao 886 – Taken Apart

The pen comes with screw type converter which is of acceptable quality. Though i have yet not tried but i believe the pen can be used as an eye dropper also.

The cap top and bottom of barrel are rounded and its quite a neat job they have done with the pen.

Jinhao 886 - Curved Cap Top and Barrel Bottom
Jinhao 886 – Rounded Cap Top and Barrel Bottom

The section top has silver O ring which ads to the aesthetics of the pen. And the nib is also silver monotone nib.

Jinhao 886 - Section with Silver O ring at the top
Jinhao 886 – Section with Silver O ring at the top

The cap has inner plastic lining to prevent the drying of ink. Also in the image below we can see that clip of cap is screwed inside.

Jinhao 886 - Inside of Cap
Jinhao 886 – Inside of Cap

Few images below shows the comparison with different pens purely for an idea of size.

Jinhao 886 vs Pilot MR II vs ASA I Can
Jinhao 886 vs Pilot MR II vs ASA I Can
Jinhao 886 vs Pilot MR II vs ASA I Can
Jinhao 886 vs Pilot MR II vs ASA I Can

Overall I am  far more than happy with design and built of pen and probably thats one of the reason i bought whole box of pen. Though i fear over the period of rough use will do certain damage to paint finish of the pens.


Balance:

The size of pen is 122 mm when capped and 115 mm when uncapped, thus smaller than regular pens. The pen great to hold. The grip section is also quite comfortable and it feels great to hold the pen. The pen is extremely well balanced when writing without the cap posted at back.

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Jinhao 886 – Writing Unposted

Posting cap ads a bit of length to otherwise small pen and also a bit of heft to pen but not much. Therefore i believe many people will enjoy writing with this pen with cap posted at the back.

Jinhao 886 - Cap Posted
Jinhao 886 – Cap Posted

People who prefer writing with small pens must grab this pen. The best part is that the cap posts tightly at the back.

Bottom line is its a very well balanced pen whether the cap is posted or not. People with very large hands might have trouble holding the pen.


Nib and Ink Filling Mechanism:

The nib where it shines more and probably this is one of the strongest reason i bought complete box of the pen.

The pen comes with silver monotone nib with marking of ‘Jinhao -18 KGP’ like all of their nibs. The nib writes western Medium and that too very smoothly. Ink flow is quite wet.

Jinhao 886 - Nib Top
Jinhao 886 – Nib Top
Jinhao 886 - Nib Side View
Jinhao 886 – Nib Side View
Jinhao 886 - Nib Bottom showing fins of feed
Jinhao 886 – Nib Bottom showing fins of feed

The feed is made of plastic and ink filling mechanism is through converter which hold good amount of ink. The converter I believe is better than what i got with Jinhao 156. The converter is screw type converter.

Jinhao 886 - Inner section which connects to cartridge or converter
Jinhao 886 – Inner section which connects to cartridge or converter

Below are the few images of my handwritten review which shows the sample of writing.

Jinhao 886 - Page 1
Jinhao 886 – Page 1
Jinhao 886 - Page 2
Jinhao 886 – Page 2

The pen writes medium wet. There was no skipping. Have been using pen for past 3-4 days never had a dry start.


Conclusion:

I would put this pen in the ranks of X-450, X-750 and 159. But a small pen which writes amazingly well must grab for people who love small pens.

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