Pictures speak a thousand words and your review even more. Excellent review helping understand the pen the history the heritage the features. A beautiful featured picturesque documentary of a lovely pen. May you be blessed won most and more of such lovely gems of writing instruments.
Thank you Sanjay so much & welcome back to the FP world after your enjoyable trip
Fantastic review Sonik of a pen that is considered a grail by many. Can you compare the writing performance against a MB149 or any Bock #8 nib?.
@Prithwijit - Thank you . I think it would be unfair to compare between MB149/m1000/Namiki#50. As I write more with the Emperor, its nib taking on a softer and more fluently responsive character of its own (don't have words to describe that, but it's good ).
Though, initially it felt like it was a big version of a Pilot#15 nib with some added spring & softness, a partial resemblance with the 23kt Pd Homo Sapiens nib (Bock#6), till the ebonite feed came back to business.
You would like the current MB149 nibs too (inhoused as I understand, I would strongly recommend one against m1000), they have quite a different character (more like with just the required amount of wetness/control without sliding away with your flourishes), and some flex. (for which I feel like lacking the artistic talent).
Superb review, Sonik! Thorough as always!
I have always been a fan of the background you provide at the beginning of your review.
Have you measured the ink capacity? Looks like it would easily hold about 8-10mL.
So, maybe I missed it, but how much ink can this thing hold?? Amazing nib!!
@Steve, @Abner, I had used four to four&half, fills using the supplied ink-dropper. One dropper discharge effectively releases 1-1.1 mL of ink (it does keep some ink inside), so going by that calculation it should be able to take in at least 4.5 - 5 mL of ink. I guess @shuuemura can support/reject my claim
Thank you !
I love this case. Truly made for the Emperor size
Edited by soniknitr, 12 January 2016 - 05:21.