Words like extravagant, excessive, immoderate, lavish, inapproriate, even insane have all been used to describe this pen. Extravagant in every way except price, Jinhao’s Snake Pen is a stunning triumph of form over function while remaining a perfectly functional fountain pen.
The Jinhao Snake Pen has a glossy black finish with two three dimensional snakes, one curled around the cap, one curled around the barrel, both with green jewels for eyes, both staring at each other. A coiled cobra, poised to strike, with red jewels for eyes, adorns the top of the cap. All three snakes are formed from metal with an antique silver finish.
It’s a big, heavy pen at 157mm and weighing 86g but uncapped it’s a more manageable 42g and still long enough at 122mm to rest comfortably in most hands. The cap screws on to post making it a whopping 185mm in length, ridiculously top heavy yet somehow still manageable.
Snakes play an major role in Chinese mythology, representing fertility and a creative life force. Snakes shedding their skin are seen as symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, healing and symbols of eternity and the continual renewal of life.
Length: 157mm closed. 122 without cap. 185mm with cap posted.
Width: 12 – 16mm.
Weight: 86g. uncapped 42g
Colour: Antique Silver with black and gold trim.
Construction: Brass and steel.
Nib: 18GKP Two tone FINE nib.
Ink Filler: Supplied with Deluxe Jinhao convertor and takes standard Ink Cartridges.
Warranty: 2 years. If you have any problems with this pen return it to JustWrite for repair, replacement or refund.
Jinhao pens are made by the Shanghai Qiangu Stationery Co., Ltd which was established in 1988 and is located in Shanghai, China. The company has two manufacturing factories and employs about 300 workers. The company primarily manufactures writing instruments such as fountain pens, rollerball pens, ball point pens, mechanical pencils and associated products such as pencil lead, ink and refills.
Shanghai Qiangu Stationery Co., Ltd has ISO9001:2000 quality assurance accreditation. Jinhao are well known in China and throughout Asia but have only recently been introduced to Europe, the United States and Australia.