"Just a quick note to let you know that my pens arrived this morning. I have to say that these are stunning pens. After my initial excitement the first words I breathed were, ďthese are gorgeous pens, simply gorgeousĒ. I also feel that the oversized nibs add to the elegance and grandeur of these pens. I can hardly wait to flush and ink them up. Just as in my previous order, I am sure they will write beautifully. Again, thank you Norman for your wonderful service and attentiveness."
E. D., Ottawa, Canada
"I love the Dragon's Offspring pen
that my wife got me for my birthday this fall. It writes beautifully, looks
gorgeous, and as we've just welcomed our third child into the world during the
Year of the Dragon, it's already got great sentimental value (I wrote a letter
to our new son as we settled into the delivery room using that pen). Thanks as
always for such outstanding service with great pens & materials."
"I'm thrilled. You can even use an
image if you want. I love that pen. It's made it into the second week of
rotation -- even my favorite pens get 1 week on the rotation. I just like it too
much to rotate it out."
Iíve lost one of my Jinhao pens (Dragonís Offspring Copper). The real problem is
that I feel it writes better than most of my much more expensive pens. So,
please order me another (and Iíll see whether it arrives before I find it). Ha...the
two most highly regarded of my writing pens are one of my very fine Cross pens
and the other is the Copper Dragon. Amazing, and Iím a lefty as well!"
"Hi Norman I got the pen, and I love
it more than the last pen. The weight is perfect the balance is perfect the nib
looked too big at first blush but after writing with it I don't think I will
write with any other pen. There aren't enough words to describe how much I like
when I picked up and started writing with the Dragonís Offspring, well there was
just no comparison. The Dragonís Offspring (DO) is so creamy smooth. I donít
think that I have ever written with a smoother pen...The
Dragon's Offspring is truly a beautiful pen and is a delight when the nib is
gliding across a sheet of paper."
Dragon's Offspring Aged Gold $45.00
Dragon's Offspring Aged Silver $45.00
Dragon's Offspring Copper $45.00
Dragon's offspring is a self-referential name for China and the Chinese people, and this copper-over-brass pen captures that spirit beautifully. As my wife Lai Yee translated the characters from the cap, the essence is that the dragon is the soul of the celestial tribe (China)...and we are proud to meld with the gifts of nature. The characters for Jinhao and Dragon's Offspring are also etched on the cap and the cap band.
It's a full-sized pen from Jinhao with a terrific oversized nib. It measures 5-1/2" capped, 6-1/2" posted and 4-7/8" with cap held aside. Although the pen has a bit of heft to it, it's not an overly heavy pen, so can certainly be used for extended writing sessions, with cap posted or not.
Copper has a wonderful appearance for a fountain pen. It's also a bit difficult to miss the sinuous dragon etched into the barrel or the dragon clip with it's glowing red eyes! The design cue adorning the top of the cap, which evokes the pinnacle of many Chinese temples, is rendered with a golden 'jewel'.
Removing the cap displays another lovely, two-toned oversized nib from Jinhao. In this case it's decorated with a dragon's head, the Chinese characters for Jinhao and 18K GP (gold-plated). I adjudge this nib to be equivalent to a western medium, still somewhat of a rarity for a Chinese nib, although found on the Evening Stripes and the Plasma.
Sometimes the regular Jinhao nib is sent instead. I have no control over this, and it varies from order-to-order.
IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: July 18th, 2014