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Romillo Narcea #9

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#1 rpsyed

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 01:44

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Well, a new Romillo came in today. This time it's a Narcea #9 in green and black ebonite. It's not one of Romillo's standard offerings but he agreed to do a one-off for me. The ebonite looks gorgeous!

Very cool of Alvaro to do a one-off for me; he didn't have to do that.

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It's the smallest pen Romillo offers but it still a good usable size, especially since the nib is so tall.

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Each Romillo comes with a certificate and a writing sample. My Narcea is pen #450.

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Instructions for the eyedropper filling system and several spare o-rings in case the o-ring sealing the section to barrel threads breaks or wears out.

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The Romillo boxes are really nice. Compact but elegant and good at protecting the pen from damage. Also a small bottle of Romillo Blue ink. The bottle is simpler than it used to be. I'm quite excited to try it, it looks beautiful! I've only gotten Romillo Sepia ink in the past.

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The black felt pen sleeve and eyedropper.

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From left: Lamy Safari, Romillo Narcea #9, Romillo Essential #9, Nakaya Piccolo, Romillo Sil #9

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Even though the Romillo Narcea #9 is the smallest pen in the Romillo lineup it still has the massive #9 nib. Also a very usable size at 10 millimeters or so bigger than a Piccolo

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Lamy Safari, Romillo Narcea #9 and Nakaya Piccolo nibs.

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The Romillo feed seems to have changed as well. I kind of like the older, bigger feed but I doubt it has any functional difference. It's still a gorgeous looking ebonite feed =]

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Romillo Narcea and Sil nibs.

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Essential, Narcea, and Sil nibs. These are all #9 nibs but since each nib is handmade and hand engraved, there are some variations in their dimensions and shape.

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Again, I chose to get the solid gold cabochon at the barrel end. Just a small disc of 18kt gold but it's a nice touch I think.

Now, I gotta ink this up ...



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#2 zaddick

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 03:27

It looks great! I think you may be keeping Alvaro well fed with all your pens. :)

Man that is a big nib on that pen. To paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, "pack small but carry a big nib." It almost looks like a cartoon rocket with the nib being the bulging flames under acceleration. Impressive.

I think the coloration on the ebonite is nice too. Of course the initial disc is a perfect touch. Another winner.

Thank you for sharing.

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#3 rpsyed

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 06:16

It looks great! I think you may be keeping Alvaro well fed with all your pens. :)

Man that is a big nib on that pen. To paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, "pack small but carry a big nib." It almost looks like a cartoon rocket with the nib being the bulging flames under acceleration. Impressive.

I think the coloration on the ebonite is nice too. Of course the initial disc is a perfect touch. Another winner.

Thank you for sharing.

Thanks! I think I've gotten all the Romillo pens I'm interested in so my focus will move towards Danitrio and other custom makers. And yeah, it's huge!  It seem a little bigger than the Sil nib, even though the Sil is like 15 or so millimeters bigger. I think the Emperor nib is still probably bigger. I'll have to take another photo of it compared to the Danitrio #8 nib. 

 

I've been writing with the Narcea and it's a great writer, though perhaps a touch more feedback than I would prefer. But definitely not scratchy. It's very similar to the feel of writing with a graphite pencil.

 

Thank you very much! You, mongrelnomad, and Sblakers have the collections I most admire on FPN. I hope to one day get to something comparable.



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Posted 27 May 2016 - 20:11

Wow. Stunning pen. Congratulations!! Very cool that they made you a pen with a non standard ebonite. I love how each nib has its own flair. The fact that romillo makes their own nibs is one of the main reasons I love their pens so much.

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Posted 28 May 2016 - 06:22

Wow. Stunning pen. Congratulations!! Very cool that they made you a pen with a non standard ebonite. I love how each nib has its own flair. The fact that romillo makes their own nibs is one of the main reasons I love their pens so much.

Thank you!! Yeah, definitely! It was really cool of Romillo to do that and I wasn't charged extra or anything either. Agreed, even blindfolded I could tell all my Romillo nibs apart since each has it's unique character. Have you gotten your Sil? The Sil is such a cool model, I'm sure you'll love it. =]



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Posted 29 May 2016 - 02:26

I just got my Sil two days ago and I am very happy with it. I love the nib in both how it writes and looks. This nib is very different from my eo. It is wider and shorter. I love the way it looks.

Over the years I have learned to adjust my nibs. I am so picky that the only way I can ever get any of my pens to write exactly how I want them is to adjust them myself. It's amazing what you can do with high grit sanding pads. I've become so proficient at sanding that I can pretty much shape a nib into any cut I want. Mind you a cursive italic would take me forever. Anyway--- the point of all this-- this is the first pen where I haven't had to do a thing to the nib. The flow and feel are perfect--- nice and wet and yet retains that pencil like feel I love.

This pen just galvanized my belief that romillo makes the finest pens in the world.

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 04:43

I just got my Sil two days ago and I am very happy with it. I love the nib in both how it writes and looks. This nib is very different from my eo. It is wider and shorter. I love the way it looks.

Over the years I have learned to adjust my nibs. I am so picky that the only way I can ever get any of my pens to write exactly how I want them is to adjust them myself. It's amazing what you can do with high grit sanding pads. I've become so proficient at sanding that I can pretty much shape a nib into any cut I want. Mind you a cursive italic would take me forever. Anyway--- the point of all this-- this is the first pen where I haven't had to do a thing to the nib. The flow and feel are perfect--- nice and wet and yet retains that pencil like feel I love.

This pen just galvanized my belief that romillo makes the finest pens in the world.

Sweet! What color ebonite did you pick? Also, does your Sil have the big feed or the flat one?

 

I wish I could adjust my nibs that well. I'm only comfortable working on pens that are cheaper or have a nib unit I can easily replace, like pens that use JoWo units.

 

Would love to see pictures when you have the time =]


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 22:12

I got the red and black swirled. Hmm. The feed is the same as on my eo9. I don't recall what was on my other one. So im guessing my Sil has the big one. I lurk on the forum more than I participate these days.. I haven't had much time. But, I think I'll write a review on this pen. I'm really enjoying the slip cap... Which do you prefer between your Romillo's ?

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 23:01

I got the red and black swirled. Hmm. The feed is the same as on my eo9. I don't recall what was on my other one. So im guessing my Sil has the big one. I lurk on the forum more than I participate these days.. I haven't had much time. But, I think I'll write a review on this pen. I'm really enjoying the slip cap... Which do you prefer between your Romillo's ?

Nice! I bet it looks awesome. The slip cap is really nice. I like the Sil in appearance most. I think I like the nib on my Essential #9 most, but my Sil and Narcea come very close. The Sil is just awesome in the hand though because there's so step to negotiate.

 

Hmm .. that's interesting about the feed. I think they may use the flat feed just on the Narcea #9 because it has a thinner diameter, perhaps? Just guessing. Both feeds work well though I prefer the way the bigger feed looks.

 

Just curious, since you've owned a lot of Danitrio eyedroppers, Romillo pens and a Namiki Emperor. I'm thinking a red Namiki Emperor will be my next pen .. how would you compare the Emperor nib to a Romillo #9 nib or a Danitrio #8 nib? I can write very comfortably with a Danitrio Mikado so I assume the Emperor should feel OK to me as well. Curious about your thoughts.


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:34

Actually. Now that I look at the feed it is different. It is the flat one. Do you know if this is still an ebonite feed?

I just pulled out my conid and the feed looks to be a match with my Sil. So it is ebonite. Plus the look of ebonite is pretty obvious. I really like the feed in my conid so im actually quite happy romillo decided to use the same one.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:42

I love my emperor. The nib is massive and a joy to write with. The only pen imo that rivals the romillo is my emperor. Don't get me wrong. I really enjoy my conid bulkfilller and my silver rings 149( these are my other two favorite writers) but the emperor and romillo are on another level. I would highly highly reccomend an emperor. I promise you will not be dissapointed. It is an incredible pen.

Funny. The feed on my Sil was so familiar that I just assumed it was the same as the eo. But the feed looks more like a danitrio feed to me

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 04:08

I think Alvaro probably ran out of the old feeds and so now he's using the new style Bock #8 feeds. It's the same feed that the newer Danitrio nib units and Delta OS/ Conid Kingsize nib units use. The flat feed works very, very well in my experience with my Narcea so I have no complaints.

 

Nice! The Emperor nib looks incredible, especially with the red feed, and I love Japanese eyedroppers. I'm planning on buying one pen sometime this summer, and I'm all but certain the Emperor will be it. Other than the cocobolo Hakase I have on order, due in January 2017, the Emperor will probably be my last pen for a couple years. Thanks for the feedback. 



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 05:51

No problem. Thank you for sharing your pictures and experience with romillo. Hakase make beautiful pens as well. I'm a bit of s snob when it comes to filling systems though and the converter just doesn't do it for me.

We seem to have similar tastes. With that said I think you will find the emperor a perfect fit in your collection.





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