I think this is a very rare find. Due to the looks and construction of the pen I dated it around 1930, but I could not find any information about these pens on the net, so maybe somebody can help out here.
Appearance and size: 10/10
As you can see this is a midsize pen, comfortable to hold and by far different than the mostly bland today's Pilots. It was made I think for export since it had english letters on it. The cellulloid? is quite stunning, one of the most beautiful pens I have ever seen. Also it is in a terrific shape, doesn't seem to have any discoloration, only maybe some tiny brassing spots, to be seen better in photos, not with the naked eye.
Quite balanced pen, very well constructed. It shows to me why the current japanese pens have this good name. They started making good pens long long ago ...
Standard lever filler, easy to fill, harder to clean. So a 9 for me, since I rotate pens often.
One of the best nibs I ever wrote with. With no pressure it writes wet and smooth, a joy to use, like it a lot. And with pressure comes the flex. Joy again. It is quite flexible, probably in the superflex category.
Test Drive: 10/10
Very very nice to write with. If it would be a little bigger, probably it would be my favorite pen of all
Edited by Pen_Noob, 04 December 2015 - 16:16.