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Wow mchenart, beautiful. Thanks for posting those gems.

I hope to own a Yukari Royale someday, though the cost puts me off a bit. I think I'll start with a Pilot Custom 845 and see if I like it. I also want a Platinum Izumo.

Pilotiophiles: what size nib dos the Yukari Royale employ?

Tinjapan - no problem; I enjoyed your post and appreciate your insight as someone "on the ground" at ground zero for a pen, paper and ink aficionado like me: Japan. My son is crazy about Pokemon and I'm hoping to visit there before he outgrows the craze; Japan is ground zero too for his Pokmon stuff

(and Nintndo HQ too).

I may be on the ground but it would surprise you how little I know. Some, with a little thought could be easily guessed. I was once asked which pens were available in Japan only. Not living outside Japan, I have no way to know what is or is not available outside Japan and can only tell what is available here.

 

Others would surprise you. I knew nothing of BB, JH, WL nor most of the other shop exclusive Sailor inks until people in Canada and the US sent me links asking if I could get them for them. I knew of KN inks becuase I am a regular there, but I did not even know of Maruzen inks! I knew nothing of Tomoeriver paper, not Midori until I read about them here.

 

Familiarity breeds contempt, I guess.

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Don't be so hard on yourself. Unless it was something you were paid to do, and even then it's still probably too much, I don't see how ONE person could possibly know everything about hundreds of pen models new and vintage, not just from the big three companies, but scores of other smaller producers, or about numerous inks including shop specific specials in a big country with scores of fountain pen shops; the same goes for all the marvelous variety of paper and notebooks from a country with an ancient tradition of excellence in paper production.

 

I'm happy for any report from someone like yourself.

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You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis

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Not hard at all, just pointing out that most of what I know about Japanese pens, inks and paper I have learned about from those not in Japan. True, I could learn of them if I asked but I did not even know to ask.

 

While buying ink at a BB event in Tokyo, I told Kaoru, the manager, that I was buying for people oversea. She asked me to tell everyone I knew overseas that was interested in FPs about her ink. I responded that it was from them I learned of BB. We both laughed.

 

I am really confused how I often learn of things about KN from FPN when I am on KN's mailing list and receive two emails from them daily, which I do read.

 

Having first learned of these from those overseas, I now know of some good places to look, when the shows are etc. and can give first person accounts. But all that is built upon what FPNers outside of Japan first provided me.

 

But, it is fun none the less.

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Any ideas when this is coming up? I was planning to get yet another L2K but the anniversary edition is a bit of a let down so this is something I was looking forward to and can get (assuming a few ducks line up, so to speak).

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I don't think I was given an exact date, but I know it was to be near the end of the year. I think someone posted that Pilot releases new models in October.

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Oh I was searching for this particular thread the other day...

Just waiting for pilot to do so...

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Sounds like a very interesting pen. If it comes as an eyedropper (a la Emperor), it would be a must-buy. As a c/c (more likely, especially considering the price point) it'll be a difficult call between it and the Yukari Royale I'm planning to buy next time I'm at Itoya Ginza...

Too many pens; too little writing.

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Any pics or info about it? Price?

 

I have a feeling that it will be a piston filler. Pilot's answer to the big Germans.

I think of my FPs as my children.

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Any pics or info about it? Price?

 

I have a feeling that it will be a piston filler. Pilot's answer to the big Germans.

Price mooted seems a bit low for a piston filling flagship.

Too many pens; too little writing.

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I can't imagine Pilot going away from a Con-70 equipped pen. I think it will also have to be priced below the Namiki low end (since the re-brand of most of the Namiki models to the Pilot name).

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Price mooted seems a bit low for a piston filling flagship.

$800 USD is about the same price as MB 149 which is a piston filler. Sailor KOP Realo is around that price as well

I think of my FPs as my children.

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$800 USD is about the same price as MB 149 which is a piston filler. Sailor KOP Realo is around that price as well

Isn't retail on a MB149 approx $1,000?

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$800 USD is about the same price as MB 149 which is a piston filler. Sailor KOP Realo is around that price as well

 

I'd love a Sailor KOP Realo. There was only one, though, and it was substantially more than ¥80,000

Too many pens; too little writing.

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Isn't retail on a MB149 approx $1,000?

 

I believe it retails around $900-ish. But "street price" is closer to $500 to $750 in some cases if you look.

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I believe it retails around $900-ish. But "street price" is closer to $500 to $750 in some cases if you look.

Yea. I was just stating that as a benchmark, as there will be a MSRP when this pen is released. Pilots sell well below their MSRP as well though.

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Quick question:

 

Do people in Japan use FP as primary fine writing instrument? What I am asking is are roller balls very popular like they are in the US? What if this new pen isn't even a FP?

I think of my FPs as my children.

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Long before I got into FPs I marvelled at the amount of choice in non FP writting instruments here in Japan. Often more than a single long isle of pens to choose from. To answer your first question, yes the Japanese seem to love non FPs as well.

 

But the new Pilot pen will be a fountain pen. That is what the Pilot nibmeister working on my pen at a pen show told me. Someone posted a pic of it on their blog. It looks just like the 845 except it is much bigger. It has a size 30 nib.

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Long before I got into FPs I marvelled at the amount of choice in non FP writting instruments here in Japan. Often more than a single long isle of pens to choose from. To answer your first question, yes the Japanese seem to love non FPs as well.

 

But the new Pilot pen will be a fountain pen. That is what the Pilot nibmeister working on my pen at a pen show told me. Someone posted a pic of it on their blog. It looks just like the 845 except it is much bigger. It has a size 30 nib.

 

Do you have a link for the blog with a picture of it?

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