There are lots of very good fountain pens available today and you certainly
don't have to pay a fortune for one you can enjoy. But there is a certain
feeling to a really nice handmade pen - something that inspires you to
write. I've been using fountain pens since I was a wee lad but it has not
been until lately that I started paying more attention to the pens I use.
I'm no longer looking at them as a utility instrument for writing.
FPN has generated a mountain of useful information for me and at this point
in my life I want something that is comfortable to hold and a joy to write
with. This is true of the Romillo Essential Writer. It is an exquisite pen
that is the first new pen I have purchased that writes like a refinement of
an older Waterman or Swan with a flexible nib.
You might think "why spend all this on one pen?" The answer is quite simple
- the effortless writing, the way it feels in your hand, and the knowledge
that it is something that will last a lifetime (if not more).
Some info -
Romillo Essential Writer
Ebonite in blue/black
K flex nib (Fine - Broad) 18k
The packaging is extraordinary and includes a wooden case, a felt pen wrap,
a bottle of Romillo ink, a dropper, a wood pen rest, and written instructions on
filling and care.
The nib is very smooth and ink flow could not be better - just the right
amount of wetness for whatever style of writing you need to do.
When I first talked to Álvaro about obtaining one of his pens I had it in
the back of my mind I would be using this to for creative writing. this
would not be my pen to "write checks" with but the versatility of the nib
has negated that line of thinking. This is the kind of pen you can use for
All in all this is a work of art that just so happens to write - and that
it does in the most beautiful way. I could not be more pleased with it.