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Romillo Essential #9


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#1 Sketch and Doodle

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 15:11

Here is the previous posting of this pen.

http://www.fountainp...oved/?p=3131252

 

I have just received the pen yesterday and was overwhelmed by the whole thing. The pen, the documents, the black cloth pen wrapper, the extra kimono 4 pen wrapper, the ink..

The Essential #9 is so beautiful it's a piece art. I have yet to dip it into ink.
The entire pen is new. The #9 nib is reworked and it's new.
 
I’m an advocate for Romillo pens now.
Thank you Mr. Romillo!
 
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#2 Doug C

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 15:26

Breathtaking...!!!


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 15:46

awesome! huge congrats - looking forward to more pics of the pen, nib, and writing samples:)

 

 


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Posted 30 January 2015 - 16:00

Gorgeous! I ordered my Eo #9 without a roll-stop but I'm now wondering if I should have. The Romillo ink looks very nice too.

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 12:43

Wow, that is certainly a nice set. Congratulations,

 

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 13:23

I'd love to see the pen in your hand. How is the grip section? And how is the weight of the pen? Could you post a pic of the Romillo with another pen (a Safari)?

Thanks for sharing! Awesome pen!

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 15:08

Wonderful pen - I agree the roll stopper is a nice touch :)

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 00:24

Previous photo links were broken, so here we go again with newly comparison shot with other pens.

 

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 03:34

Previous photo links were broken, so here we go again with newly comparison shot with other pens.

 

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Oh that nib! Intriguing, thanks, Post Script



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 15:05

I agree that the nib is special, though to my eye the section/barrel proportions match neither the nib nor each other.

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 20:05

I agree that the nib is special, though to my eye the section/barrel proportions match neither the nib nor each other.
 

I've got an Essential #9 last week, too (unfortunately I had ordered a Narcea...)

Indeed the proportions are a bit special, but the great thing is that the section is very long - I like that very much and I can hold the pen much better than other pens, when at least one finger is on some threads...


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 02:40

I finally dipped it. It had a bumpy start. I wrote a several pages and sometimes it won't start and sometimes wrote in uneven thickness. I thought about sending it to nibmeister for tuning.

 

Then, I thought it might need some time to break in, so I tried again for more writing and still same problem occurs. I looked at Romillo's enclosed writing samples that looked really good.

So, I started experimenting with different angles. I lowered to about 30° from my usual 45° and voilla! The magic happens. I have just found the magic angle.

 

It's really nice and smooth and the writing has it's own characters. Writes like a fluid signature style.

Beautiful and smooth!

Love it!


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 07:42

I've got an Essential #9 last week, too (unfortunately I had ordered a Narcea...)

 

You mean you received the wrong pen?



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 21:41

I finally dipped it. It had a bumpy start. I wrote a several pages and sometimes it won't start and sometimes wrote in uneven thickness. I thought about sending it to nibmeister for tuning.
 
Then, I thought it might need some time to break in, so I tried again for more writing and still same problem occurs. I looked at Romillo's enclosed writing samples that looked really good.
So, I started experimenting with different angles. I lowered to about 30° from my usual 45° and voilla! The magic happens. I have just found the magic angle.
 
It's really nice and smooth and the writing has it's own characters. Writes like a fluid signature style.
Beautiful and smooth!
Love it!


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Now you have had the pen for a short while, are you still happy with it?

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 22:39

Sketch and Doodle

Now you have had the pen for a short while, are you still happy with it?

Absolutely in love with it!

It still hasn't completely broken in yet as I'm still on a first fill even after many several pages. It does holds ton of ink than a CC. I like the hefty and solid feel without tiring my hand and love the swirly texture.

 

I'd buy again and it'll be Romillo semi-flexible pen when I have enough funds down the road.



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 22:40

Absolutely in love with it!
It still hasn't completely broken in yet as I'm still on a first fill even after many several pages. It does holds ton of ink than a CC. I like the hefty and solid feel without tiring my hand and love the swirly texture.
 
I'd buy again and it'll be Romillo semi-flexible pen when I have enough funds down the road.


Great :)

Thanks for the update.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:18

I just picked up an Essential #9 and I am waiting for it's arrival. I'll post some thoughts after inking it up. My recent hunting focus has been large nib pens and that means I had to chase down a Romillo. Hopefully my experience matches that of others here.


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Posted 13 February 2015 - 09:19

I've got an Essential #9 last week, too (unfortunately I had ordered a Narcea...)

Indeed the proportions are a bit special, but the great thing is that the section is very long - I like that very much and I can hold the pen much better than other pens, when at least one finger is on some threads...

Michael - any first impressions you care to share?


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:47

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Here is an update.

 

For about a month I have been using Romillo everyday and I'm just only on the third fill and written about more than 50 pages from the second fill.

The eyedropper fill holds a ton of ink.

The #9 juicy nib just glides and my hand never get tired of it. I'm still trying to improve my writing style and I have improved quite a bit since I have started.

 

I'm writing a poem a day simply just an excuse to use the Romillo.

Love using it and looking forward to using it everyday.



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 02:17

Nice to hear. One of these days I'll get one of my own. What pens are pictured above for the size comparison?

Thanks,
Kent






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