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#211 mongrelnomad

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 07:23

Congrats!!! Gorgeous pen.

So my Eo #9 arrived Monday and I agree with all the other comments about Romillo's nib: they are truly astounding. Not only that, they have an incredibly unique feel. I picked the terracotta ebonite with 18k roll-stop. The nib is a 1.0 stub, which is not very sharp but very forgiving and just a joy to write with.
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Too many pens; too little writing.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 08:08

Is great to see another Romillo in that lovely terra cotta color. I recently picked up an Essential #9 in the same color. The nib is just a pleasure to look at. Stunning.

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 20:53

Congrats!!! Gorgeous pen.
 

Thank you, mongrelnomad! It was actually your review of your Nervion which pushed me over the edge. I fear your Hakase and Conid reviews are doing the same thing!

 

Is great to see another Romillo in that lovely terra cotta color. I recently picked up an Essential #9 in the same color. The nib is just a pleasure to look at. Stunning.

Isn't it?! What size nib did you get? I almost wish I had gotten a fine so I could use it as an every writer. I thought it'd be a letter-writing pen, hence the stub. But it feels so good in the handand the bronze in the section and bottom part of the barrel give it a nice heft that makes it feel really solid. The stub is a bit too wide for an everyday writer for me. I guess I just need to get another Romillo with a fine nib this time ...



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Posted 06 March 2015 - 21:38

So my Eo #9 arrived Monday and I agree with all the other comments about Romillo's nib: they are truly astounding. Not only that, they have an incredibly unique feel. I picked the terracotta ebonite with 18k roll-stop. The nib is a 1.0 stub, which is not very sharp but very forgiving and just a joy to write with.
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Great pen, thanks for the pics. I remain interested, but so many other things have got in the way. One day...

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 21:39

Is great to see another Romillo in that lovely terra cotta color. I recently picked up an Essential #9 in the same color. The nib is just a pleasure to look at. Stunning.


Got any pics Zaddick? :)

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 23:12

Ask and ye shall receive...

 

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Posted 06 March 2015 - 23:15

Isn't it?! What size nib did you get? I almost wish I had gotten a fine so I could use it as an every writer. I thought it'd be a letter-writing pen, hence the stub. But it feels so good in the handand the bronze in the section and bottom part of the barrel give it a nice heft that makes it feel really solid. The stub is a bit too wide for an everyday writer for me. I guess I just need to get another Romillo with a fine nib this time ...

I have a fine nib, and would probably prefer a stub. :lticaptd: I like the weight of the pen, but it is a little too thin in the section for my tastes. I also worry about about the cap lip which seems fairly thin. But, I do love the color and the pen overall. The nib is enjoyable to stare at, even when I am not writing.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 05:15

I have a fine nib, and would probably prefer a stub. :lticaptd: I like the weight of the pen, but it is a little too thin in the section for my tastes. I also worry about about the cap lip which seems fairly thin. But, I do love the color and the pen overall. The nib is enjoyable to stare at, even when I am not writing.

The grass is always greener on the other side ... I'm already planning a solid blue ebonite Eo #9 or Essential #9 with a fine or fine/medium nib. FPN is really bad for my wallet.

 

Btw, Gorgeous pen! I wonder how the clip is attached ... it doesn't look like there's a blind cap on the cap to hold the clip in like with many other pens. If you look inside the cap with a light, can you see a tiny bit of metal sticking out? I can right underneath where the roll-stop is on mine. I agree, the nib is a beauty. 



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 08:09

Ask and ye shall receive...
 
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Thank you zaddick - love that pen. The clip in particular is a striking feature.

Do you or the OP use cartridges in your pens?

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 15:06

Thank you zaddick - love that pen. The clip in particular is a striking feature.

Do you or the OP use cartridges in your pens?

 The #9 nib pens are eyedropper only. I believe they came in converter/cartridge models before but Romillo found that the converters were unable to keep up with the #9 size nib. The #7 models can have a c/c system though.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 16:17

The #9 nib pens are eyedropper only. I believe they came in converter/cartridge models before but Romillo found that the converters were unable to keep up with the #9 size nib. The #7 models can have a c/c system though.


Thanks for the info.

I think the Soul is the only piston filler?

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 17:40

Thanks for the info.

I think the Soul is the only piston filler?

I think that's right. They used to offer button-fillers and other filling systems too. I don't know why they decided not to now. In any case, their eyedropper system works well. It looks like the reservoir of ink is insulated from the barrel so the heat from your hand doesn't make it burp.



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Posted 07 March 2015 - 17:51

I think that's right. They used to offer button-fillers and other filling systems too. I don't know why they decided not to now. In any case, their eyedropper system works well. It looks like the reservoir of ink is insulated from the barrel so the heat from your hand doesn't make it burp.

Yeah I am not to sure about eyedroppers.

Thank you for patiently answering all my questions :thumbup:

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Posted 07 March 2015 - 18:12

Yeah I am not to sure about eyedroppers.

Thank you for patiently answering all my questions :thumbup:

Ahh, I see. There's always the #7 nib models with a c/c system. You're welcome!