Product Code JIN-X450-RedGold
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The Jinhao X450 fountain pen is made in China. It features a dark red metal body with sparkly gold splotches, gold-plated hardware, and a medium two-tone #6 steel nib. Comes with a converter, and also accepts standard international cartridges (not included).
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Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen - Red/Gold, Medium

The Jinhao X450 fountain pen is made in China. It features a dark red metal body with sparkly gold splotches, gold-plated hardware, and a medium two-tone #6 steel nib. Comes with a converter, and also accepts standard international cartridges.

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Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Jinhao X450
Body Color
Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Standard international long cartridges, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
Diameter - Grip
Length - Body
Length - Cap
Length - Nib
Length - Overall (Closed)
Length - Overall (Posted)
Weight - Body
Weight - Cap
Weight - Overall
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
Jinhao X450 Fountain Pen - Red/Gold, Medium is rated 4.1935 out of 5 by 62.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, but triangle grip section I don't know how I missed this in the photos, but the X450 has indentations on the grip section that give it a triangular profile. It's not as extreme as the Lamy pens, but it's still very distinct. Unfortunately, this makes the pen almost unusable for me, because they make the section so unwieldy for how I hold it. It's a pity because the pen is beautiful - the red/gold/black lacquer or whatever it is practically glows, especially compared to my plastic red/black marble Phileas pen. The nib varies, but mine is a wet writer and almost a B width. It worked well right away! Since it cost less than $10, I'll probably hold onto it for a while, but I'll have to look for a replacement grip section eventually.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Won't hold onto a converter This is the second Jinhao X450 that I own. I love the size and weight of this pen, as I have pretty large hands, and the color is gorgeous. However, the pen will not hold onto a converter (either the one supplied from the manufacturer, or a standard international). I suppose quality control leaves something to the imagination for a $9 pen, and do not have this problem with my other X450. After multiple attempts to seat the converters and draw ink into the pen, I have lots of beautiful ink on several of my fingers, and none actually in the pen. How disappointing.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice pen at a great price. I had be looking at the Jinhao pens for some time and finally decided to try one especially considering the price, I didn't think I had much to lose at $9.90. The pen is heavy but has a nice feel to it and seems to be a well made pen. the nib is a little broad for my taste some so I have since replaced it with a Goulet two tone fine nib and it is a real pleasure to write with. So anyone who is either new to pens or just wants to try out something new like myself you can't go wrong with the X450 and if you want to change out the nib for an additional $15 for a total price of $24.90 you will find that you have a very nice pen at a very nice price.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Omega Good Job Bought 2 of these and the pattern was different for both so I guess each pen is unique. Writes pretty wet but that could be interpreted good or bad to different people. I would prefer if it was not so wet so I can't give 5/5. more like 4.5. Bought a Goulet two-tone extra fine nib for it. read that review if you'd like. Pen feels heavy which I like. Also looks gorgeous. The cap does require some strength to open it. Same amount of force needed for both of my pens. Amazing pen and value when considering its price.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A surprise flex There is a surprising amount of flex in this nib (even though it is not advertised as such) and I use it for flex work. If I break the nib it won't kill me, I'll either purchase a Goulet nib or repurchase this pen. At this price it is hard to go wrong. I did need to fiddle a bit with the feed to dry the pen up a bit, it was an extremely wet writer when I got it (blobs of ink on the page), but now I have a great budget pen that I can play around with that also happens to be beautiful.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great handling I prefer a heavier weight in my hand when writing and the brass body of the Jinhao is almost too heavy when posted. Without posting it is a good weight and sits well in the hand while writing. I purchased two lacquered fountain pens in Hong Kong in the late 80's that for about $15 a piece that were my favorites. I never did find out the nib on them but they were very fine and fit my writing style perfectly. I lost one and purchased the Jinhao and Goulet nib hoping to replace it. The Jinhao is slightly heavier and does not perform as well as the one it was selected to replace but it is still a solid and sturdy pen. I just need to find an ink that will match the flow of the nib to fit my personal writing size and style.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprised!!! I was surprised on how good this pen writes, the nib is ultra smooth, the weight of the pen is substantial and it even came with a converter. I upgraded the converter to the standard international only because the converter feels a little cheap, it didn't break or anything, but this is now a pen I use everyday. The only problem I have with it is that it can skip or slow start every now and then.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value, good looks This pen was an impulse buy at the price. I thought that it had decent aesthetics and wanted to try a Jinhao. Feeling pretty pleased with myself. Quality seems decent and the cap is quite secure; able to create enough suction to pull ink if done too quickly. Unposted it is comfortable in my larger hands (I wear XL gloves). The included converter holds a decent amount of ink and the section was easy to clean after filling. The nib is two tone, states 18kgp, and is as expected, quite firm with just a bit of line variation on pressure - probably from increased ink flow on applied pressure. This is certainly, for the cost, a value pen that looks like it is worth more than it actually costs while still being able to write solidly.
Date published: 2015-05-14
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