Nice pics and review! The pen looks great, and I really like the handwritten note. Looks like a good amount of line variation with the flex. Do you have to press hard to get that effect?
How are you enjoying the pen, since it's been a couple of months since your original post? And do we get to hear the story you mentioned? I'm curious!
I coaxed the pen a little to get that so much line variation you could at best squeeze 1mm from the nib but I only coaxed the nib for this review... I dont suggest actually doing it on the long run again this is only until semi-flex not true flexy
I'm still liking the pen TBH I wouldnt be ashamed say this pen was my stepping stone to a flexy nib (months soon after I bought myself a vintage flex) I is going to be my EDC pen after all no not the vintage flex. ahh the story... LOL
ok because I was on a tour package in Japan which would mean VERY VERY LIMITED TIME oh and it was a rainy day, I got lost my way to Ito-ya yes our group was in Ginza with freetime about a good 2 hours (which is little considering this is in Tokyo) it took me a good 1 hour and 30 minutes just to get from where our tour group was separated which would be the usual teriyaki place that tour groups visit to Ito-ya... apparently the block where Ito-ya is located is very big, so I asked around where Ito-ya is, (playing ero-ges somewhat paid off hahahaha) and I finally got to the place (a beautiful place if ever you drop by Ginza), then inside Ito-ya (this is where I saw Kakunos and Cocoons/plain Metropolitans) I asked where I can get Iroshizuku inks (this was my true agenda but I made preliminary research on Pilot's site) it is here I was pointed to K. Itoya by the cashier lady (the fine class Ito-ya product line, from FPs to better quality stationary paper is found), it is here I met the soon to be FPN member Chairman miaow looking and testing for Platinum pens, and this is where everything happened LOL, I asked if they they have the CH 91 (I already bought the Iroshizuku inks I wanted namely, Murasaki-Shikibu, Ina-ho, Fuyu-syogun and Take-sumi) in SM they have it but I was first demonstrated with the F which was their Display Model good performing nib as well, then I said that I was going to buy the same pen for my brother only in SF, again they have it so I was ready to transact the pens but Chairman Miaow was curious about how I know these pens that's when I whipped out my TWSBI mini and Lamy Vista from my Sheaffer 2 pen holder, she was also intrigued with testing out the pen I bought the CH 91 in SM (I won't be surprised if she does one day buy a TWSBI mini), well since because seeing that it took me 1.5 hours to get to Ito-ya and that the actual Free-time was about 2 hours this is where the mishap happened as I soon find out later (of course considering I was in a rush, I transacted my business and quickly I went on my way to the bus only to get LOST AGAIN), by the time I got to the Hotel and test the pen so that I could document it on my Pen Booklet did I find out that I got their DISPLAY UNIT the F nib so... I contacted Ito-ya on how to go about this problem (with limited Japanese I have so I was asking if there was someone who can understand english), well so I had to go back to Ginza again go to Ito-ya at least no I know where it was so it was faster, and got my pen changed to the proper nib I wanted the SM the clerk was kind enough to give me one more cartridge for all the hassle hahaha. Thus I ended up with 1 more cartridge and by this time I was eying on that CdA inkchromatic ink bottle... but with little budget I had there's no more way I could spend 3K yen more on which is basically the second day of our 6 day tour considering I was only given a 30K yen budget... <_< OK I KNOW I COULD HAVE BOUGHT A CH 912 but without knowing how I would love the pen I would be making up a gamble plus I still had otaku goods to consider later on the trip...
The clerk also told me I could actually get a duty-free shopping from Ito-ya since I hit the 10K yen+ mark if I showed them my passport but in a state of rush plus I didnt bring my passport with me as it was in the hotel I could not get that 2.2K yen tax rebate yes 1.6K for that Iroshizuku inks that we all soo covet
Edited by Algester, 22 July 2014 - 14:23.