The Takumi is the C/C filler and when filled worked first time and I filled a whole A4 page just testing it. No drying out problems at all. The nib I ordered is a broad flexible and was expecting it to be similar to a Pelikan nib. To my surprise it is very flexible, fantastic. Kevin (Winedoc) tested the nib for me before shipping, Thanks Kev it's superb.
I shall follow this up with some photos against a few others for size comparisons although this issue has been addressed in this forum.
It is a large pen but very comfortable to hold, I will not post the cap as it is long enough without and well ballanced. The raw ebonite is a very tactile warm material to hold. The clip is very plain and understated as is the whole pen in appearance except I might add the size. It's presence is awesome, god knows what the Mikado must be like (I'm ordering one in the new year).
There is quite a bit of thread so screwing and unscrewing the cap takes a few turns (3 1/2) which I don't mind at all although for users who use this pen to write sporadically ie capping / uncapping may find this annoying. I like the fact that the cap is well screwed on.
Overall I give it top marks 5/5.
To finish I have no affiliation at all with Kevin and Internet pens, I'm just a thrilled customer who will come back for more. BTW my pen only took 5 days to reach me here in New Zealand and given the time of year it is remarkable. Thanks again Kevin for expediting.
Takumi vs Namiki VP
Edited by MYU, 12 June 2009 - 18:22.