Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies


Registration on the Fountain Pen Network

Dearest Visitor of the little Fountain Pen Nut house on the digital prairie,

Due to the enormous influx of spammers, it is no longer possible to handle valditions in the traditional way. For registrations we therefore kindly and respectfully request you to send an email with your request to our especially created email address. This email address is register at fountainpennetwork dot com. Please include your desired user name, and after validation we will send you a return email containing the validation key, normally wiithin a week.

Thank you very much in advance!
The FPN Admin Team






Photo

Namiki Emperor Urushi Red


  • Please log in to reply
74 replies to this topic

#1 rubyeyespenlover

rubyeyespenlover

    Romantic pens lover

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,160 posts
  • Location:Italy
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 13:20

Sometimes, in the life of men wonderful things happens.
And it's remembering one of these events that I start to write this review hoping I will be able to give to you all the emotions I had that night!

Posted Image

The first reaction when I opened the wooden box was :" Wow, this is an amazing pen...

What a colour, what an urushi laquer, what a zen perfection.....

This is the best looking pen I ever seen."

Than I took the pen in my hands and thought about the Montblanc 149.

The german pen looks like a baby now!

The Nakaya portable shu also looks like smaller than she is!

The Namiki is really enormous.

Posted Image

The urushi laquer layers are absolutely perfect in every deatail.

There are not rings of any kind on the cap or on the barrel. No one!

There is a smart gold clip with a little ball at one side.

Another shock :

Open the cap and here you are : THE NIB!

Posted Image



This is so enormous ... so perfect ... so gold !

There is engraved :

18 karat gold
"Namiki"
-B-
registered
patent office
-50-

and you can read all without problems!!!

Another astonishing thing appears when a look under the nib :

Posted Image

Posted Image

the feeder is urushi red. Really ... breathless!!!
I never seen a feeder like that!

Ahhhhhhahahhaah..... I think it's one of the best thing in this pen! Call me mad!!!

Posted Image

As you know the pen is an eyedropper and could contain a lot of ink! Really a lot!!!

If you want to start using the pen after loading a big amount of your best private reserve ink you must open .... the tail!
Yes this pen also has a tail!
But where is it?
The deisgn and the laquer is so perfect that you cannot see at all the cut line of the tail!
Not a joke, take a look to the pictures and let me know......

Posted Image

Also if somebody could judge immoral to put the cap on the tail of that piece of art (I am one of these guys... please don't do it!!!) I must say that : INSIDE THERE IS A BLACK VELVET INSERT that allow you to put the cap without trouble of any kind : no scratches at all!!!


Posted Image
Wow!

I really love my Namiki especially for the incredible perfection and for the quality without any appreciable problem!

The total packaging of this pen is absolutely perfect.

I think only Nakaya guys could try to go near the perfection of this stunning Fountain Pen!

Thank you for your attention.

Alfio


In the next edit I will put the pics.........

Edited by rubyeyespenlover, 18 January 2010 - 14:05.

Posted Image
69 th D a n i t r i o F e l l o w s h i p p e r - Montblanc WE Lover - NAMIKI addicted
http://www.pennamagazine.com

Sponsored Content

#2 AD356

AD356

    Extremely Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 246 posts

Posted 18 January 2010 - 13:34

can't wait for the pics sounds beautiful
-Alan

#3 buffalowings

buffalowings

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,128 posts
  • Location:belmont

Posted 18 January 2010 - 13:58

"The deisgn and the laquer is so perfect that you cannot see at all the cut line of the tail!
Not a joke, take a look to the pictures and let me know......"
I see it! I see it!
I'm a little hot potato right meow
"no they are not making littler ponies, they are EMBRACING"
I opened a box of cheerios and planted them. I thought they were doughnut seeds. They didn't sprout :( (joke of the week)

#4 dandelion

dandelion

    reality always trumps fiction

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,828 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 14:01

Wow! That red feeder is really something extra! Thanks for a great review & pics! It is quite rare to see the MB 149 looking like a dwarf in comparison...

Edited by dandelion, 18 January 2010 - 14:02.

*****the dandelion blog is right here*****
*****the dandelion flickr is right here*****

#5 dannyboy

dannyboy

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,133 posts

Posted 18 January 2010 - 14:19

Thank you for such a loving and emotional review--exactly what this pen deserves, so rare and exquisite is its beauty.

#6 rubyeyespenlover

rubyeyespenlover

    Romantic pens lover

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,160 posts
  • Location:Italy
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 14:28

Thanks Danny, you are complitely right!

I think one of the best things in life is emotion and this is emotion that I want to give to you all!!!
Posted Image
69 th D a n i t r i o F e l l o w s h i p p e r - Montblanc WE Lover - NAMIKI addicted
http://www.pennamagazine.com

#7 Physalis

Physalis

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts

Posted 18 January 2010 - 14:51

I can't believe how huge it is! I started laughing when I saw it resting on two pen holders, and dwarfing even a MB149. Awesome pen indeed, thanks for the review.

Edited by Physalis, 18 January 2010 - 14:56.


#8 shaqin93

shaqin93

    Awesome!

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 685 posts
  • Location:Singapore

Posted 18 January 2010 - 15:00

Thanks for the review of your rather um... large pen.

#9 Ed Ronax

Ed Ronax

    Support a pen addict - donate now.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,753 posts
  • Location:The shores of Belfast Lough.
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 16:14

Excellent review, thanks.
And how can this be, because he is the Kwisatz Haderach.


#10 rubyeyespenlover

rubyeyespenlover

    Romantic pens lover

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,160 posts
  • Location:Italy
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 17:00

Excellent review, thanks.


Thank you Ed.

I'm happy to share my happiness.

Posted Image
Posted Image
69 th D a n i t r i o F e l l o w s h i p p e r - Montblanc WE Lover - NAMIKI addicted
http://www.pennamagazine.com

#11 jorgerp1

jorgerp1

    http://fountainpenpencollector.blogspot.com.es/

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,242 posts
  • Location:Spain

Posted 18 January 2010 - 18:24

Nice review. A zen with passion.

Wondelful pen.

#12 MYU

MYU

    ... The key to it all is Capillary Action! ...

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,647 posts
  • Location:On a cliff, looking at NYC
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 21:44

Interesting how the Emperor has the same shade of red urushi as the Nakaya. I wonder if they use the same tint blends in the lacquer creation process? Beautiful big pen. Congratulations on this fine acquisition, Alfio. :thumbup:

Edited by MYU, 18 January 2010 - 21:44.

[MYU's Pen Review Corner]   |   "The Common Ground" -- Jeffrey Small


#13 MCosta77777

MCosta77777

    xxxXXXxxx

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 955 posts
  • Location:Azores
  • Flag:

Posted 18 January 2010 - 22:02

Perfect pen.
I'm very happy for you.
Do we get a writing sample ??
Cheers,
Miguel



#14 1000km

1000km

    Full-time writer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,038 posts
  • Location:London, England

Posted 18 January 2010 - 22:07

wow, what a monster! But a very beautiful monster. Thank you for sharing this.

#15 ethernautrix

ethernautrix

    Be the Pen Posse you want to see in the world.

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,916 posts
  • Location:Land of Po

Posted 18 January 2010 - 22:33

Wow! Looks like you'd need to use both hands to write with it! I love that feed -- gorgeous!

_________________

etherX in To Miasto

Fleekair <--French accent.


#16 Bronze

Bronze

    Vintage

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 607 posts
  • Location:Swimming in ink

Posted 18 January 2010 - 23:01

- Wow, that is a giant. Would love to see some writing samples.

#17 Chris Chalmers

Chris Chalmers

    r

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,258 posts

Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:30

Thank you for a wonderful review..........I have the exact same pen, thanks to a very special friend who gifted it to me........that nib!!! The ED!!!! The writing ability is amazing! Mine is filled with Diamine Marine and is just perfect in every way! As you said, you have to look very closely to find the ink release end.
I LOVE mine! :cloud9: :wub: :cloud9:
Each day is the start of the rest of your life!
Make it count!!!

#18 MYU

MYU

    ... The key to it all is Capillary Action! ...

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,647 posts
  • Location:On a cliff, looking at NYC
  • Flag:

Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:09

Yikes... I didn't realize it until I looked around a little. MSRP is $1500?? I'd probably opt for a Nakaya instead. Although, if money wasn't an object, I'd probably get the Namiki. It is such an impressive looking pen. :)

[MYU's Pen Review Corner]   |   "The Common Ground" -- Jeffrey Small


#19 WalkAmongWolves

WalkAmongWolves

    Art Student

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 93 posts

Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:16

It is an amazing looking pen but I gotta ask........ what's it like writing with a baseball bat?
"I dip my pen in the blackest ink, for I am not afraid of falling in my ink-pot." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

#20 LWB

LWB

    Always looking for my next Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPip
  • 72 posts
  • Location:Malaysia

Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:24

Great review...once you start writing with this pen you will find a 'regular' pen so 'irregular'.
A Fine Pen, a fine watch and new shoes to "boot"...ahhhh






Sponsored Content




|