There is no denying the huge ink capacity. Even rivaling some of the biggest piston fillers.
Mostly all of us Namiki owners know what outstanding nibs Pilot creates and that goes for the much less talked about feeds.
Ink delivery is one of the most reliable, non-fussy and fast when you need it. This also goes for my Bamboo <F>.
When filled with ink this pen is somewhat heavier than my Aurora 88 but however I would not call it a heavy pen.
Some comparative shots. Talentum / 823 / VP
I must point out that there has been a small debate of preference of a piston filler vs. a vacuum filled pen.
You can't possibly in my book have a choice, there is plenty of room to love both. Both filling systems
have their perks. You can't deny a modern day vacuum filler just because you love piston fillers better.
It just doesn't make sense because they are so completely different from one another.
Here is where my pictorial review takes a insane turn. Look at the similarities of the 823 and Aurora 88.
Hard to justify in this economy that anyone would buy a no-frills daily writer for near $300. But I have no problem
recommending the 823 if you were looking to spend that much on a fountain pen. It's reliable and a serious writer
for the daily grind.
As you can see most of the extra length of the 823 over the Aurora 88 is with the cap. Other than that the barrel
length between the two is pretty even with the 823 being a tad longer.
Edited by PinarelloOnly, 03 May 2009 - 15:08.