I needed to be in Madrid this past week and managed to squeeze a short 20-odd minute stint at the pen shop to feel the Romillo pens. While I did not have the time to try out the nibs, I did get a sense of how the pens felt in the hand. While I'm still not absolutely convinced the pricing is right (especially not when buying within the EU) these are well-balanced and elegant pens. My favourite was the Sil, followed by the Nervion (which reminded me of my 80th anniversary Pilot -- the precursor to the Yukari Royale -- while being lighter). The lack of threads and gentle tapering of the Sil: sublime.
I understand there are #6, 7, 8 and 9 nibs, with #6 and 8 being Bock nibs, and #7 and 9 being handmade. The #9 is a monstrous beauty, large but oh so graceful. I was also better acquainted with the ordering process (compared to merely using the website) and was glad to know that I can specify the length (for example, longer or shorter) and change the proportion of cap to body. I also didn't realise I could have a gold, silver or vermeil end. I saw a specimen and it was very elegant (with what I believe was the R of Romillo carefully engraved)... not that I would as I fear throwing off the balance of the pen. The understated stopper found on the Soul can also be done on the Sil.
I did find the caps quite delicate -- very thin towards the end that meets the barrel. I wonder how this would translate in practice but don't imagine it'd break or chip too easily.
All in all, it was a good experience on a hot Madrid day. While I wish I'd had a chance to write with the pens, a (very, very, very) tentative observation was that I still prefer the aesthetics and general feel of Hakase pens on the whole... I'm very curious as to how they'd write though! If these Romillo nibs are indeed as special as they sound, I can imagine these pens being as amazing as Hakase ones, albeit in different ways!
Edited by daintydimsum, 15 June 2014 - 20:23.