I ordered a Jinhao Century 100 acrylic fountain pen in “reddish brown” via eBay. The total for the pen and tax (free shipping!) was $15.94 USD, a very nice price point.
I placed the order on June 19th, and it arrived on July 10th – not bad for a shipment from China. The pen arrived in simple packaging which is fine for me because once I take the pen out of the packaging it is either put away or thrown out. It measures 5 7/16 inches capped and it feels like an expensive pen. It came with a converter which I like because I prefer using bottled ink. The gold platted stainless steel nib is a medium and it is a very smooth writer. I have been writing with it for about 2 weeks and it is a pleasure to write with. For comparison I put it side by side with my vintage Parker Duofold “Big Red” and while there are some obvious differences, it is easy to see why this pen is so popular in this color.
In summary, this is a comfortable, smooth writing pen. You can’t beat the price point and they come in a variety of other colors. I give the Jinhao Century 100 acrylic fountain pen a thumbs upl