New pen arrived today =]
Just got my Romillo Sil #9 in terracotta ebonite!
It's a slip cap pen similar to the vintage Waterman 12 or other pens in the Waterman 1X series. Really elegant pen, I think. The roll-stopper on the cap is a customization I asked for. You can also order the pen plain or with a clip.
I had asked for the cabochon on my Essential #9 and thought it was a really good touch, so I asked for it again. It's a solid gold emblem embedded into the barrel and has the Romillo logo in deep relief.
Romillo Sil #9 compared to a Scriptorium Aeterna. The Romillo is ebonite, Scriptorium is celluloid.
The pen's certificate. Each Romillo pen comes with this document, which states the pen's number -- my Eo is 379, my Essential is 422, and my Sil is 444. At the bottom is a writing sample with the nib. I ordered a Medium-Fine.
Instructions for the Sil #9 eyedropper. Alvaro found that the converter can't keep up with the #9 nib and huge ebonite feed so all #9 nib pens are eyedropper-fillers. The #7 nib pens come in both eyedropper and cartridge/converter filling systems.
Huge, gorgeous ebonite feed! Provides a really reliable, wet flow.
Sil #9, Essential #9, and Eo #9.
Romillo Sil with a Platinum 3776 Century.
Romillo #9 nib and Platinum 3776 Century nib. I actually swapped the Platinum nib with my Nakaya so the Platinum has a Nakaya nib in it right now but they are the same size, shape etc.
Romillo #9 nib and JoWo #6 nib in a Scriptorium Aeterna.
The Romillo nib design, with the wings reaching towards the tip is one of the most attractive I've ever seen.
Isn't is a lovely shape?
Now to decide what to ink it up with ...