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#1 Ondina

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:50

http://www.estilogra...-romillopens®/

The Spaniard Álvaro Romillo is known by manufacturing fountain pens that seem right out of a time machine. Now, it has made a reality what many users where asking for. Handmade nibs, that behave as those of the past; truly flexible, responsive, genuinely unique. Each of them is handmade and manually engraved. The rebirth of vintage flex has been achieved by reproducing the design, alloys and manufacturing techniques of the makers of the beginning of the XXth Century.
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The comments of those who were able to test it at the Madrid Pen Show say it's the real thing. Questions here: http://www.romillopens.com/
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#2 hari317

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:56

Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:27

:roflmho: It is gorgeous

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:46

Ondina, I tried to find a "K" nib, but only saw choices on their nib selection page of EF--BBB/Stub and a "V" variable. Is it not yet available?

It does not show as a nib option if you select English. I can see it as a choice if I keep configuration in spanish.

Also, these pens are mostly $1,000 + depending on options.

Edited by SamCapote, 08 March 2012 - 08:05.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#5 Ondina

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:00

It's available, while ordering, choose the nib size, personalization of angle if wished and then ask for the Plumín K instead of the regular one. The webpage may not allow yet direct orders. As they are handmade and customized for the buyer there will be question for you to answer before a final request is taken in. I suggest you mail or phone them, they have a personalized approach to their customers.

Edited by Ondina, 08 March 2012 - 08:09.


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:06

It's available, while ordering, choose the nib size, personalization of angle if wished and then ask for the Plumín K.


Change your language to English and see that it does not show up at the top. No matter if you choose Euro or rest of world.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#7 Ondina

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:15

It's available, while ordering, choose the nib size, personalization of angle if wished and then ask for the Plumín K.


Change your language to English and see that it does not show up at the top. No matter if you choose Euro or rest of world.


Contact them directly, SamCapote. http://www.romillopens.com/img/contacto.php

#8 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 09:04

Beautiful looking nib.... :notworthy1:

Anyone got an oil well I can borrow for the week end?

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany & https://www.peter-bo...cts/nib-systems,

 

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 13:23

And look at the line quality! That's spectacular. Temptation, I hear you knocking . . .
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#10 olivier78860

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 13:58

Hmmm, this is far too expensive. For such prices, you can have incredible vintage pens.

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#11 Freddy

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 19:59

Received catalog from Senor Alvaro Romillo with personal note... .
Very nice! :thumbup:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 20:24

It says that the flexible "K" nib is available for all models of the Essential series.
Frankly, $1000 is not cheap, but these are hand-made pens with hand-made nibs, comparisons with other brands that offer mostly bling are obvious.
Thanks a lot, Ondina :thumbup:
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:03

Hmmm, this is far too expensive. For such prices, you can have incredible vintage pens.


Oh, yes, the world is full of oversized ebonite black/red ripples in massive gold trim with guaranteed full flexible/wet noodle nibs, life time warranty. That's why any fountain pen aficionado has such a had time deciding on the personal customization of their nib, size, angle, wetness and so.

Pero qué mala es la envidia........

#14 LostInBrittany

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:12

It looks wonderful! And the Essential series, if you don't pick gold "extras", can be as "few" as 600€...
A pity I haven't spare 600$ now...
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#15 Patrician

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:13

This is what every vintage pen lover has been dreaming of. Thank you Sr. Romillo for making it a reality. For those that sighted for the ideal new old stock vintage pen without any of its flaws, this is an absolute miracle. This is a day to congratulate you but all of us as well. Wonderful!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:10

Hmmm, this is far too expensive. For such prices, you can have incredible vintage pens.


Oh, yes, the world is full of oversized ebonite black/red ripples in massive gold trim with guaranteed full flexible/wet noodle nibs, life time warranty. That's why any fountain pen aficionado has such a had time deciding on the personal customization of their nib, size, angle, wetness and so.

Pero qué mala es la envidia........


+1. Don´t feed the troll....

Edited by misterwolf, 09 March 2012 - 10:14.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:32

It's available, while ordering, choose the nib size, personalization of angle if wished and then ask for the Plumín K.


Change your language to English and see that it does not show up at the top. No matter if you choose Euro or rest of world.


Contact them directly, SamCapote. http://www.romillope...mg/contacto.php


They did contact me quickly, including an essential writer, blue marbled, no clip configuration with the K nib. I would love to get one of these. Have to decide if I want to spend 835 euros ($1,150 USD). I'm sure I would treasure it.

The only thing I'm not comfortable with is that it appears all models use an eyedropper filling mechanism. I have had problems with hand heat expanding increasing airspace, and forcing out ink with eyedroppers.

Ondino, can you say some feedback about it being only an eyedropper, and how that fills, seals, could a converter be used?

Edited by SamCapote, 09 March 2012 - 12:49.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#18 SamCapote

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:48

It looks wonderful! And the Essential series, if you don't pick gold "extras", can be as "few" as 600€...
A pity I haven't spare 600$ now...


Cheapest I got was 715 € which is $945. Going to Essential Writer & blue looks great, jumps up.
With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#19 Patrician

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 13:01

How about one of the button fillers?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 13:19

And the Elite series comes with converter and cartridge filling. Not many pens around offer so many options regarding filling systems, plus a truly flexible, hand made nib.
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