Gorgeous pen, and finished differently than I was expecting (the polishing seems much finer, and the finish deeper). Can I ask: which size is this?
This is the medium-size Kyouka. Good size, light weight and comfortable in the hand. I was worried that the large size might be too big but I think I probably could have handled it, since the section tapers quite a bit. The polishing is definitely very well done. The pen is made to really high tolerances with no play on any of the threaded parts - everything fits together perfectly. The knurling around the blind cap has the added benefit of making the seam invisible when the shut-off valve is screwed on.
I think this might become my daily carry with it's raw ebonite, huge capacity, and shut-off valve to eliminate leaks.
I am thinking about getting another Eboya soon. I want a #8-size Bock 380 nib since those are just fantastic writing nibs and they look great. If it's 14k like the other Eboya nibs, I bet Mottishaw could do an awesome flex mod on it because of the length of the tines. Only the large size Hakobune pens and the large size Houga can be special ordered with the #8-size nib. Normally, all large size Eboya models have Bock 250 (#6) nibs. Only the Houga and Hakobune are big enough in the large sizes to accommodate a #8-size nib.
The Hakobune, which would be my choice if I order another Eboya.
The small size Houga seems to be the most affordable way to get a brand-new Japanese eyedropper currently.
Before I purchase another Eboya, I just might need a Hakase though. I have read the reviews of your rosewood pen and water buffalo horn pen numerous times and anxiously await the review of your urushi-coated burl pen!
By the way, Mongrelnomad, the pictures of the barrel-end cabochon on your Nervion inspired me to want to order the same thing on my second Romillo I have on order: an Essential #9 in solid blue ebonite, with gold lentil roll-stop and gold barrel-end logo cabochon. Unfortunately, the solid red celluloid material, which was my first choice, has been exhausted by Romillo Pens.
Edited by rpsyed, 18 October 2015 - 04:23.