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Danitrio Mikado Ishime-kinji


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#1 aldi

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 21:39

Introduction : I like oversized pens and when I saw the Mikado I decided to give it a chance. It's a very comfortable pen. Usually I don't like to post my pens and this isn't an exception. So, let's start:

Ink flow 10/10
With an ebonite feeder (correct me if I am wrong) and semi-flex nib, ink flow is not a problem. This is a wet writer, but less than the Pelikans. I also discovered that ink flow can be slightly controlled with the tail ink stopper.

Balance and feel 10/10
The pen is made of ebonite and it's extremely light. It doesn't have that plastic feel, it' has an "alive" warm touch.

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Nib 10/10

It has a big semi-flex fine nib, nicely engraved and being an eyedropper filler pen I never clean it, it never gets dirty. It's smooth and produces a good line variation. This fine nib produces the same line as Pelikan fine nib does.

Writing simple:
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Presentation 7/10

This pen came with solid box, very well finished, but no ink. Nowadays, Mikado come with bigger box, cleaning cloth and maybe a pillow (I maybe wrong, some are extras).

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Ink capacity 10/10 (or 11/10? ;))

Ink capacity is 4 ml and even more (it can take about 4.5ml), this is equivalent to 6.5 cartridges...
It takes all this ink and even more: :notworthy1:

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Build quality 10/10
The pen is made of ebonite, one of the excellent materials for pens manufacturing. It has a very special scent/aroma/fragrance, it's unique. Who has ebonite pen, knows what I am talking about.
The Ishime-kinji finish is very beautiful, the idea is to make the pen look like a stone. It's very realistic.

Filling system 10/10
The pen has an eyedropper filling system with tail ink stopper (shut off valve). Also the shut off valve is very practical, I did the following experiment: I left the pen with the nib downward during two days: finally there was no extra ink in the feeder or over the nib: with this pen you don't care how you transport it (don't forget to close the valve).

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Value 10/10
This is not a cheap pen. This is an art- handwork made pen. I think it is worth the price one paids for handmade pens.

Pen case 9/10
Solid pen case with magnetic closure, suitable for on-desk pen holder.

Total: 9.55/10

Thank you for looking!

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#2 aldi

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 21:51

I am selling this beauty to fund another pen (sounds familiar?)

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#3 jniforat

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 22:28

1. Beautiful, beauitful pen.

2. Don't sell it!!!!!!

3. 4-4.5mL of ink? O.M.G. :yikes:






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