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#1 MisterBoll

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:01

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.


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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).


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Some info -

Romillo Essential Writer

Ebonite in blue/black

K flex nib (Fine - Broad) 18k

Eyedropper fill

No clip  


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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.

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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.


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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

everything.


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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.  

 

 



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#2 Moxoftritonytes

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:17

Wow, that is indeed a beautiful fountain pen. Thanks for sharing.

#3 hari317

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:31

Super nib! thanks for sharing. can you post a  picture of the nib underside, i.e. the feed?


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#4 RMN

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 15:48

beautiful pen and writing.

 

I wish I could write with flex like that. I have to make do with italic nibs...

 

 

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#5 MisterBoll

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:34

Super nib! thanks for sharing. can you post a  picture of the nib underside, i.e. the feed?

 

Here is a picture.

 

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#6 hari317

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:38

Thanks for the pic. appears to be a Plastic feed.


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#7 rabiosocorazon

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 17:55

This is the pen of my dreams.


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#8 inkstainedruth

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 18:52

What a lovely pen.  I can see why you like it so much.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


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#9 PAKMAN

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 23:20

Love the nib engraving!
 


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#10 Gilberto Castaneda

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:06

Precisely when I had told my wife that I was almost done buying new pens!

And now this, how do I tell her that I found a new object of desire?

 

Congratulations! Lovely pen.

 

Cheers from Mexico,

 

Gilberto


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#11 Mr.Rene

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 03:10

Very nice fountain pen...

By the way How much does it cost a pen like this??

If I am not wrong this brand is really expensive,

Regards,

René.



#12 MisterBoll

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:13

Very nice fountain pen...

By the way How much does it cost a pen like this??

If I am not wrong this brand is really expensive,

Regards,

René.

 

There are many options to choose. Their web site - http://www.romillope...g/index_ing.php



#13 MisterBoll

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:14

Precisely when I had told my wife that I was almost done buying new pens!

And now this, how do I tell her that I found a new object of desire?

 

Congratulations! Lovely pen.

 

Cheers from Mexico,

 

Gilberto

 

It makes sense to purchase first and then tell her. :rolleyes:

 

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Edited by MisterBoll, 21 June 2013 - 05:16.


#14 Inked

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 02:31

Dear MisterBoll

 

That is a pen that creates it's own class.

A pen that demands and deserves a second look.

 

Use it in good health.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Inked



#15 Inguz

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 16:13

My goodness, what a nib! Thanks for sharing.



#16 MisterBoll

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 17:37

Dear MisterBoll

 

That is a pen that creates it's own class.

A pen that demands and deserves a second look.

 

Use it in good health.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Inked

 

Thank you Inked!







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