About a year ago, I spent a little time reading MYU's wonderful reviews of the Japanese long/short pens. At this point, everyone knows about the reissue of the Pilot M90, originally also called the MYU (hmmm?).
I had been intrigued by these pens due to their peculiar dimensions, and immediately bought a steel nib Platinum version. This is a great little pen, but does not accept a converter. I kept looking, and eventually bought a standard Pilot Elite.
I like it a lot (there is something intoxicating about the short/long design ethic), but still wanted one of the steel versions.
I got one today.
Once you try one of these pens, you'll wonder why the big three Japanese makers aren't still making them. They have a great balance, and the feel of the pen body sliding into the cap is a great sensation.
Shown with my Danitrio Mae West and my Visconti Divina from our own Bryant.
Nothing much here, just the standard con20 converter. It does work well though.
An inlaid 18k white gold nib, similar, if not identical to the one used by the current Namiki Sterling Silver models. For a fine nib, it is very rich in its flow, and feels like it is halfway between a standard Japanese fine and a medium.
What a bargain. I got this pen from JP Pens on Ebay for about $50. It is circa 1978, and other than a few scratches, the biggest issue is that the clip is a little loose (let me know if anyone knows how to fix this).
It just became one of my (many) favorite pens.
Edited by Doug C, 14 May 2009 - 01:44.