Sorry to revive a thread, but what a wonderful review. After years of putting it off (I already owned an Emperor, and the Yukari Royale seemed too similar) I picked one up recently from Itoya in Tokyo.
It immediately just felt right - everything you say about the quality, construction, weight and nib is right on the money, and it instantly challenged my Hakases for the position of favourite pen, for a fraction of the cost.
I have recently been on two 'writing exiles', trying to make headway on my next book, and took to both just the Namiki (Nagasawa 65) and a Conid (Nagasawa 27) for backup. It has been refilled dozens of times, and has never missed a beat or failed to bring me great pleasure.
I only wish I had bought one sooner.
Enjoy yours in good health.
Edited by mongrelnomad, 28 November 2017 - 22:55.
Too many pens; too little writing.