In general, the fit and finish of the Jinhao 599 cannot be compared to the Lamy Safari’s. The plastic feels cheap and thin in some areas. Plus, the body picks up micro scratches very easily and they are very visible. There are loose plastic that should have been removed during the manufacturing process. However, those are just very minor flaws. The overall construction of the Jinhao 599 is pretty decent with no sharp edges to affect the writing experience.
As I have mentioned before, almost everyone would forgive a lot if the pen is cheap. For all the little flaws that the Jinhao 599 has, it stands up where it counts. The nib is smooth and great to write with. And for SGD$2 you get a converter and the pen, pens with price tags 100 times more might not even get you the converter along with the pen.
So in a bid to spread the love, I am giving away this pen. All you have to do is to tell me what do you enjoy other than fountain pens in the comments below. This giveaway is open to local and international readers. The giveaway will close in 23rd June.