Inspired by the Montblanc Meisturstück 149, the Jinhao 159 is a widely available and affordable fountain pen.
Weighing in at 50 grams, there is no denying that this is a monster of a pen. It is available in three colours; orange, yellow, and black (my favorite). The 159 comes in only one nib option; a wide medium that can be swapped out with other number 6 size nibs like the Goulet nibs.
Quality consistency is not the brands strong point so you may want to plan to buy some nibs or tune the one you get. Luckily, mine came to me smooth and very wet but I have other jinhao pens that were too dry and scratchy until I adjusted them.
The 159 is a cartridge/converter filler and cannot be eyedropper converted because it is made of metal. That's a huge disappointment considering how much ink it would be able to hold. It does come with a converter, however I had to replace mine because it did not have a ball inside it to break surface tension and keep ink flow going.
It is postable but it isn't very secure and the pen becomes very back heavy. Because of the pen's massive weight, it isn't comfortable to use for long writing sessions and can cause fatigue and cramps.
Although I don't use the pen for long writing sessions, it feels great in my hand and definitely makes a statement with it's size and likeness to the Meisturstück 149.
If you like big, heavy pens and the design of the 149, you are going to love the Jinhao 159. Just remember you may need to adjust or replace the nib if you get it.