Kuro Tamenuri M nib
Presentation: a nice sized wood box with "Izumo" written on it. No issue with this presentation.
The overall feel:
This pen is large. But, as it is made of ebonite, it is not heavy. So, I can use this pen as if it is a smaller pen. The pen's finish is very smooth and I can sense Platinum's craftmenship in making this pen with such details and care.
The nib is M. A very smooth M nib, which is not a surprise. Usually, an F nib is a hit or miss when it comes to smoothness. The writing sample below is based on the dip test. The nib / feed has sufficient capillary action as you can see. The Izumo pens are so nice looking; so, I am still hesitating to make it a part of the rotation.
The writing samples of the Tamenuri trio.
From the top to the bottom: Kuro's M, Aka's F and Sora's B. All based on dip test.
Close up on Aka's sample.
Close up on Sora's sample.
Here are the pictures to see a subtle difference in shades among the trio.
A size comparison with Izumo Tagayasan
Which color do you like?
Edited by Pen2009, 19 July 2012 - 07:33.