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#31 Sblakers

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:21

Huge congrats! Have been pining for a Romillo myself, and your purchase only feeds the flame:)
 
On a side note, can you tell me what pen is the third one from the left?
 
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Hi playtime and thank you. The pen you are wondering about is a Tom westerich made Goldfink

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#32 MisterBoll

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 01:30

The pen you are wondering about is a Tom westerich made Goldfink

 

Another delightful pen. Sblakers you've got the nicest collection of pens I've seen on here. A good amount and some wonderful pens. It all goes to show that quantity means nothing.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 02:24

Wow! Great collection you have there.

 

You must be getting tired of this, but could you tell us what are the two pens to the right of the Hakase? They look beautiful and I can't identify them off the top of my head.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:21

Thank you misterboll, thank you shuuemura :). I don't think I could ever get tired of talking about pens! The two pens to the right of the hakase are ohashi-do --the black one is ebonite, the swirl green is urushi. My pictures are so bad not sure you can see the color though.

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#35 mongrelnomad

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 21:53

Sblakers - you know what I feel about your pens, but I'll say it again: an awesome, and very left-field collection. 

 

I can't wait for my Nervion 9 to arrive. Finally specced it and paid, now all I have to do is wait. It's no secret that my Hakases are simply the best pens I've ever used; if the Romillo comes anywhere close I'll be delighted. 

 

Enjoy the pens - you have wonderful taste.

 

On a related note: how do you like the Goldfink? I tried to get in touch with Tom a few times, but he never replied to my eMails...


Edited by mongrelnomad, 03 April 2014 - 21:54.

Too many pens; too little writing.

#36 da vinci

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 22:26

Thank you all for the kind words. Hmm. How to describe the nib. The feel of nib to paper is very similar if not exactly the same as pelikan 100's montblanc 13x and waterman 58 nibs I've used . My 139 has more flex but the feel or feedback is the same. I had a waterman 58 with a very rigid nib( one of my all time favorites) the Romillo has more flex but the same feedback. I can't really put my finger on it, but when I compare any vintage nib (50's and earlier) to modern day nibs it's not only the flex that seperates them. Some how the Romillo captured that same feel. Best way to describe it, if you took a waterman 58 rigid nib and compared it to a pelikan 1000 you would know the difference. The pelikan will feel springy'er of flexy'er but you would be able to feel the difference between a vintage nib and modern nib. I know that's probably not the best example.
If a few words, the nib is very smooth with very specific feed back. With pressure I can get some tine spread. So it's not a nail. It's a very unique writing experience for a modern day nib.


Thank you for the considered response. If I ever get to the point of buying one of these (and I yearn for the day I find "the one") then I will bear this in mind. I am rather a fan of a nib that leans more toward nail than soft, and I am in the camp of preferring line variation from nib shape rather than flex. This will need to be explored before the credit card is presented! :)

#37 MisterBoll

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:00

On a related note: how do you like the Goldfink? I tried to get in touch with Tom a few times, but he never replied to my eMails...

 

Not to hijack but I figured you could use another opinion - the Goldfink is a lovely pen, chunky in a good way, and very light weight. It is very unique.



#38 Sblakers

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:34

Thank you Mongrelnomad and congrats on your purchase. I am excited to hear what you think and even more excited to read your review of it :). Your writing is so captivating I have a feeling you will sell me on a pen I'm already sold on haha. As far as the Goldfink, I agree with misterboll. It's strange though. I have fairly large hands and the Goldfink is very comfortable to hold but after a few minutes it becomes uncomfortable. I really like the way it writes but because of this strange thing the pen has been relegated to eye candy.

Da Vinci. The neat thing about Romiilo pens is they can make you a firm nib and give you a tip any size you like. I know they do various CI nibs.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 23:38

Congrats on your Romillo,  Sblaker, waiting for mine  :puddle:


Nice! When you receive it would you be so kind as to post some pics as well ?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 16:14

Nice! When you receive it would you be so kind as to post some pics as well ?

 

Certainly will !



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 19:30

Wow. These pics are convincing me to go ahead with an order... I've already contacted Alvaro and he was very fast to answer.

I'm hesitating though, between the Eo 9, the Nervion and the Essential 9.... if only there was a comparative picture with and without cap... I'm having trouble seeing how the differences in measurements translate as important or more subtle differences. In a pdf catalog Alvaro sent me, there is a profile drawing of the different models, but still... Part of the difficulty is not being able to compare with a pen I know well (I own none of the superb pens in the post above...)

 

Alternatively, if those of you who happen to have one of the Romillo models could post the size of the pen uncapped... (from nib tip to end of barrel)

And also, the section diameter.... It would be helpful.

 

What nib size did you choose? Has anyone tried the stub? Italics? And did you choose the semiflex nib?

 

Thanks for any info!



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 20:07


Alternatively, if those of you who happen to have one of the Romillo models could post the size of the pen uncapped... (from nib tip to end of barrel)

 

The Essential Writer - 13.4 cm uncapped

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Edited by MisterBoll, 04 April 2014 - 20:09.


#43 da vinci

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 20:41

Da Vinci. The neat thing about Romiilo pens is they can make you a firm nib and give you a tip any size you like. I know they do various CI nibs.


<starts to reach for credit card>

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 21:07

The Essential Writer - 13.4 cm uncapped
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Beautiful pen misterboll!!

The more I use my Romillo the more I fall in love with it. I'm a little worried I won't want to use any of my other pens. I think ill put some fun colors in my other pens that will force me to use them for tasks that require said color. This might be the only way I'll put the Romillo down. I am really floored by how wonderful this pen is.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 21:12

Wow. These pics are convincing me to go ahead with an order... I've already contacted Alvaro and he was very fast to answer.
I'm hesitating though, between the Eo 9, the Nervion and the Essential 9.... if only there was a comparative picture with and without cap... I'm having trouble seeing how the differences in measurements translate as important or more subtle differences. In a pdf catalog Alvaro sent me, there is a profile drawing of the different models, but still... Part of the difficulty is not being able to compare with a pen I know well (I own none of the superb pens in the post above...)
 
Alternatively, if those of you who happen to have one of the Romillo models could post the size of the pen uncapped... (from nib tip to end of barrel)
And also, the section diameter.... It would be helpful.
 
What nib size did you choose? Has anyone tried the stub? Italics? And did you choose the semiflex nib?
 
Thanks for any info!



Hi cbbp. I chose a fine nib with generous flow. I explained to Alvaro that I needed the nib to perform well under unorthodox positions. At first I wanted a flex nib but after talking to Alvaro we decided a firm would best suit my needs. The nib on my pen is nothing short of brilliant. I honestly could not be happier and really have no desire for another pen--- this is the fist time this has ever happened to me.

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 22:10

 

The Essential Writer - 13.4 cm uncapped

 

 

 

Hi cbbp. I chose a fine nib with generous flow. I explained to Alvaro that I needed the nib to perform well under unorthodox positions. At first I wanted a flex nib but after talking to Alvaro we decided a firm would best suit my needs. The nib on my pen is nothing short of brilliant. I honestly could not be happier and really have no desire for another pen--- this is the fist time this has ever happened to me.

 

Thanks much to both of you!



#47 MisterBoll

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 22:53

Beautiful pen misterboll!!

 

Thank you! It's the same color as yours but in the photo it looks almost black.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 22:56

Thank you! It's the same color as yours but in the photo it looks almost black.



I love the gold ring! What nib did you get?

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:21

Here is a pic of the pen in hand. I wear a large to xl men's glove--I'm right in the middle. Just so you can have an idea of how the pen sits in the hand.

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And here is the best close up of the nib I could manage with my iPad mini. The engraving on the nib is phenomenal in my opinion. My favorite design on a nib I have ever seen. Hand engraved as well !!
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Profile shot --- I love how the tip of the nib curves down
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Edited by Sblakers, 04 April 2014 - 23:33.


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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:35



I love the gold ring! What nib did you get?

 

The K flex nib.............

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Writing sample...........

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:37

The simple fact of the matter -

After you write with a

Romillo

no other pen will do.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:39

The K flex nib.............
fpn_1396654443__romillo03.jpg
 
Writing sample...........
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Oh man! That is a gorgeous nib. Well I've changed my mind, I said I didn't want another pen but now I want a romillo with a k flex nib lol. Hmm. Congrats misterboll, that is a lovely pen! I can only imagine how well it writes

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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:43

Here is a pic of the pen in hand. I wear a large to xl men's glove--I'm right in the middle. Just so you can have an idea of how the pen sits in the hand.

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This is really helpful. Many thanks! I think that the Eo, it will be... Maybe the blue/black also! I like the subtleness of it. I think I may go for the rhodium plated nib version. And I agree with you, the nib design is really unique and so beautiful.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 23:56

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This is really helpful. Many thanks! I think that the Eo, it will be... Maybe the blue/black also! I like the subtleness of it. I think I may go for the rhodium plated nib version. And I agree with you, the nib design is really unique and so beautiful.


Nice! I'm happy I could help. I bet the rhodium plated nib is gorgeous! Keep us posted on what you decide.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 00:07

Ok last set of pictures(I promise). These are pics of the eye dropper system--It's kind of hard to describe so hopefully the pictures will help. You can se the rubber o ring inside the barrel. Sorry the pictures aren't better. At least you can get an idea
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Edited by Sblakers, 05 April 2014 - 00:08.


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:53

Hi Shuuemura,

 

I am not 100% sure silicon grease is necessary, there was some on the threads when i removed the section, however, there are 2 rubber o rings seated inside the threads which I suspect should do the job just fine. The pen is a designed eyedropper, not a converted converter. The system works quite well. I have excellent flow and no leakage when i turn the pen nib down. The nibs are made in house an they are magnificent. The nib is also hand engraved.  i will take some pics next to my other pens so you can get an idea of the size. Another neat thing, the feed is huge and ebonite.

 

So I asked Romillo Pens and they said that silicon grease is not necessary for ensuring the water-tightness of the section/barrel seal. The silicon grease that comes pre-applied on the section threads is for ensuring that the section smoothly unscrews from the barrel.

 

This got me thinking about one of my other eyedropper pens, the Namiki Emperor. The section threads of this pen do not need silicon grease as well, yet there are no rubber o-rings that I can see. How does Namiki achieve this seal? By extremely precise machining, or by using longer threads than usual?



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 08:32

Ok last set of pictures(I promise). These are pics of the eye dropper system--It's kind of hard to describe so hopefully the pictures will help. You can se the rubber o ring inside the barrel. Sorry the pictures aren't better. At least you can get an idea
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You see that makes me feel better about choosing the Nervion... I was a bit worried about the weight of the gold end-cap (one of my pet peeves is tail-heavy pens - Pelikan M800, I'm lookin' at you!), but with all that metal up near the section, it should remain a balanced pen.

 

I'll be happy to post pics of the Nervion when I get it at the beginning of next month...


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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:22

So I asked Romillo Pens and they said that silicon grease is not necessary for ensuring the water-tightness of the section/barrel seal. The silicon grease that comes pre-applied on the section threads is for ensuring that the section smoothly unscrews from the barrel.
 
This got me thinking about one of my other eyedropper pens, the Namiki Emperor. The section threads of this pen do not need silicon grease as well, yet there are no rubber o-rings that I can see. How does Namiki achieve this seal? By extremely precise machining, or by using longer threads than usual?


Thanks for posting about the grease. That's nice to know. As far as the emeperor, that's an intersting question. I had an emeperor red urushi as well and I don't perfectly recall the sealing system. Was it metal to ebonite ? If this was the case I might theorize that the ebonite threads would create a good enough seal with the metal. As far as the Romillo. It's metal to metal--- either way is imagine the namiki is machine made where as the metal parts for the Romillo are all hand made and so the tolerances will be drastically different. With all this said I prefer the Romillo system.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 12:51

You see that makes me feel better about choosing the Nervion... I was a bit worried about the weight of the gold end-cap (one of my pet peeves is tail-heavy pens - Pelikan M800, I'm lookin' at you!), but with all that metal up near the section, it should remain a balanced pen.
 
I'll be happy to post pics of the Nervion when I get it at the beginning of next month...


I am not a fan of tail heavy pens either. I think you are right about the metal at the nib end of the pen counter acting the gold at the butt end. I just picked up my pen and the darn thing feels almost perfectly ballanced with just a tad more weight at the nib end. I have a feeling the will ballance your pen according to the extra weight. These pens feel really amazing in the hand.

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 13:25

Congratulations on your amazing Romillo!

 

The Soul is the Romillo that has caught my eye. Maybe one of these days...


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