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New Midori Brass Fountain Pen - Ink And Nib Info?

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#1 avfreedman

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 13:08

Hello!

 

I'm new to the forum and searched as best I could but didn't see much talk about the new version of the Midori Brass Fountain Pen. I'm purchasing it from the shop in the link, but I was curious if anyone had any experience with the pen?

 

I'm assuming it's a Japanese nib so it'll run on the dry side? With that in mind, should I go for a wet ink? There just doesn't seem to be much info about it online.

 

Thanks so much!



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#2 grainweevil

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 15:20

Welcome aboard, avfreedman.

 

I gather that it's actually a European fine nib, but aside from it taking international standard cartridges of the smaller size, I know no more. 



#3 avfreedman

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 16:13

Thanks for the update and welcome, grainweevil :D

 

That's interesting to know. I put in an order for Diamine Saddle Brown ink, so we'll see how well that goes. Do you or anyone else have any experience with the pen? Like it?



#4 Gord K.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 00:46

I don't have any experience with or knowledge of the Midori brass fountain pen but... I found two other websites that have a listing for that pen (one in the U.K. and one in Canada) and:

The Travellers Company is a spin off from Midori, a Japanese company.
The pen is "designed and manufactured by skilled Japanese craftsmen".
Both of the other websites identify the pen as having a Japanese F nib.

I would expect it to be very fine, or dry, like many Japanese fine-nibbed pens.

Edited by Gord K., 17 May 2017 - 00:46.


#5 grainweevil

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:34

Regarding the nib I went by info from Patrick Ng here, and he's FP-savvy and pretty cosy with Midori. There's also some comments from someone here (twocupstravels) who has one. But perhaps early feedback decided them to change it already? Seems from their experience that the plunger type Kaweco mini converter is a no-go I see, so there's another scrap of info. 



#6 ManofKent

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:03

It looks interesting, but it looks like a pushfit cap which would concern me.



#7 nibtip

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 18:42

Hi, i am new to this forum.

I do own a Midori brass fountain pen. As others pointed out rightly, it has fine Japanese nib.

The pen, as you can judge on the pictures bellow, is very small and narrow yet weighty, for the size, about one ounce or 28 grams.

I've been using it while travelling for more or less a week and it is already, as expected, oxidized. That doesn't bother me, since that can be rubbed off by many a way.

Built quality is high.

Here you are.

p.s. You can easily buy it from Amazon.japan, but i bough it from U.K. seller Andy's pens who is fast and very efficient.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 18:49

One more.

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#9 ManofKent

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 18:57

One more.

Thanks - is the cap push fit? I currently use a brass Kaweco Lilliput and like the security of the screw on cap, but that ring looks handy.



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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:49

Yes, the cap fits very securely on the barrel, wether you post it on the finial or clip it to close it.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 04:36

Regarding the nib I went by info from Patrick Ng here, and he's FP-savvy and pretty cosy with Midori. There's also some comments from someone here (twocupstravels) who has one. But perhaps early feedback decided them to change it already? Seems from their experience that the plunger type Kaweco mini converter is a no-go I see, so there's another scrap of info. 

 

I like the removable clip and the patina. My understanding is it only takes international shorts?



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:29

Interesting. I'd love to see it next to a Lilliput for comparison. I agree with ManofKent: I like the ring as I've been thinking it would be great to be able to put the Lilliput on a keyring, but I'd be slightly concerned using it that way because of  the friction fit.



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Posted 12 April 2018 - 23:53

@nibtip

I would like to know the brand/model of the black fountain pen that you show in your images. The transparent is a TWSBI mini and the red a Kaweco AC Sport if I am correct. But I have no idea about the black one.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:10

@nibtip
I would like to know the brand/model of the black fountain pen that you show in your images. The transparent is a TWSBI mini and the red a Kaweco AC Sport if I am correct. But I have no idea about the black one.

Looks like a Franklin-Christoph to me?

#15 displacermoose

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:16

Looks like a Franklin-Christoph to me?

 Looks like it to me, too. A model 45?


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#16 nibtip

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Posted 14 April 2018 - 08:40

Yes indeed a FRANKLIN-CHRISTOPH XLV 45 SIG medium nib. I have sold the other 3 pens some time ago. My hand are bigger than average. Nonetheless the 45 fits perfectly my hand when posted. Best writer of the 4, all the way.







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