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I did a quick search on that online flea market and one is listed for around $1200.

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As much as I was looking forward to this one, at that price I'd say "thanks, but no thanks." In fact, if what I heard is correct (scaled up version of 845, hence plastic section with seam marks, CC, plastic cap top and lip), anything above $800 and I'll go elsewhere for my big nibs.

I hope this is just because of the initial scarcity.

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Oh boy that's a hefty price. At that price I might as well just get the Yukari Royale. I will either get the 845 or a Platinum Izumo instead.

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Oh boy that's a hefty price. I will either get the 845 or a Platinum Izumo instead.

I'm in the process of doing a review comparing my two experiences with the Pilot 845 and with the Sailor KoP Pro Gear and I bet there will be an Izumo in there somewhere as well.

 

P.S. contact Pen Chalet and ask if they still have any Platinum Izumo Taisha Yagumonuri left.

 

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Jar - I've seen your posts. You have a lot of super fine pens including, if i recall, a Pilot Yukari and several Izumos. I have drooled over several of the posts you've made. I can only acquire one such pen a year and I'm pondering which it shall be this year.

 

The Izumo finish you depict above doesn't attract me, though I do think the Izumo in general is a really nice pen. I plan to get either the green urushi or the ironwood when i decide to get one.

 

It will take me three or four years but I do want a Pilot Yukari, a Sailor KOP ebonite, and a Platinum Izumo. After that I don't see what else I could want except ink and paper.

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I'm in the process of doing a review comparing my two experiences with the Pilot 845 and with the Sailor KoP Pro Gear and I bet there will be an Izumo in there somewhere as well.

 

P.S. contact Pen Chalet and ask if they still have any Platinum Izumo Taisha Yagumonuri left.

 

 

http://www.fototime.com/5A9380AE69A51CC/medium800.jpg

I look forward to your review. I'm fairly new to fountain pens as I began using them to journal. And it's only been the last couple weeks I discovered how nice the Pilot nibs are. I just began writing with the Custom 743 with fine nib and the Custom 823 with Falcon nib that I ordered through the Tokyo Pen Shop Quill. It's at their shop I noticed the 845. So I look forward to your review as I would like to add an 845 and most likely with the fine nib.

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I look forward to your review. I'm fairly new to fountain pens as I began using them to journal. And it's only been the last couple weeks I discovered how nice the Pilot nibs are. I just began writing with the Custom 743 with fine nib and the Custom 823 with Falcon nib that I ordered through the Tokyo Pen Shop Quill. It's at their shop I noticed the 845. So I look forward to your review as I would like to add an 845 and most likely with the fine nib.

Here is my review of the Pilot Custom 845 in Vermilion from Tokyo Pen Shop Quill.

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Here is a picture, from top to bottom: Pilot Urushi, Pilot Custom 845, and Namiki Urushi in size 20. (cf. Cronicas Estilograficas)

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I did a video on my 845s.....

I think it was through your video I learned about the Tokyo Pen Shop and where I ordered my Custom 823 in smoke black with the FA nib.

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I think it was through your video I learned about the Tokyo Pen Shop and where I ordered my Custom 823 in smoke black with the FA nib.

Awesome! They are fantastic to deal with!

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Tried the Custom Urushi in person a few weeks ago. It's very similar to the size of a 149. The Custom Urushi is to the 149, what a full size profit is to the pro gear. It sounds a bit weird but hopefully you get what I'm talking about in terms of how the profit is more voluminous than a pro gear, that's how the Custom Urushi body looks compared to the 149 - where the 149 tapers off the Custom Urushi continues the cylinder shape all the way to the flat ends.

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I think you meant 845...

 

 

Tried the Custom Urushi in person a few weeks ago. It's very similar to the size of a 149. The Custom Urushi is to the 845, what a full size profit is to the pro gear. It sounds a bit weird but hopefully you get what I'm talking about in terms of how the profit is more voluminous than a pro gear, that's how the Custom Urushi body looks compared to the 845 - where the 845 tapers off the Custom Urushi continues the cylinder shape all the way to the flat ends.

 

 

 

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No but hopefully this makes more sense -

http://i.imgur.com/h312aGS.jpg

Ah. Completely misunderstood you. Thanks for the clarification.

Too many pens; too little writing.

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I was in Tokyo last weekend and visited a few places. The new pen was really on my radar... I was planning to purchase it.

 

I tried it at Maruzen during their pen fair. I tried the M-F, M and B nibs at the Pilot counter. The pen was sold out at Itoya, but there was a single piece left at Maruzen and at another one at Ayoama pen boutique.

 

I was left unimpressed by the pen. It is really just an oversize 845. I was hoping to get some special vibes from the new nib, but I felt it a bit scratchy and could not really appreciate any difference from number 15 nibs. I was quite disappointed and I did not buy (also considering the 88,000 yen price tag, plus 8 per cent tax at Maruzen). I suspect that it will not stay in production for long... so apart from the scarcity factor, I do not think the pen is particularly attractive.

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Interesting. I tried it out with friends from overseas and liked it very much, they seemed to like it even more, especially the B nib. I did not buy it as it is regular production pen and easy to get compared to Ohashido or the LE Pilot.

 

BTW, it was rated the number one pen of 2016 in Japan. Though I must confess that I know not how the ranking was conducted.

 

Sorry it did not work out for you.

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I managed to get my friend who was visiting Tokyo to get one for me a couple weeks ago. She managed to snag the last one from Takashimaya.

 

The first impression of the pen for me is its enormous size. To say it compares with the 149 is not doing the pen justice with it's sheer presence and size. It might look pretty normal sized in the photos, but the volume of the pen is just at a different size level. It's really the next size up from the 149, because the cap is simply enormous, and the girth of the pen correspondingly thick.

 

Size is such a deceptive thing. I have never thought much about sizes of Japanese pens, other than they are much smaller than their European counterpart. I was actually then surprised to find that the Yukari Royale I have closer to the 149 in size despite the much smaller nib. It shows you how considered the design of the Yukari is because it fits the hand so well, whereas the 149 is really all over the map with regards to its ergonomics. This Custom, however is just sized to the next level. I don't have a lot of pens in this size category, other than the Emperor and a few of those oversized Indian eyedropper pens.

 

Other than the size, the other quite unique about this pen is the softness of the nib. Its MUCH softer than any other pilot nib I have, including the Yukari and the Emperor. In fact its scarily soft. Because it's so soft, this medium writes more like a Western Medium, which is very wet and wide.

 

This pen is so unlike any other Japanese pen I own because its so oversize, the nib so huge, so wet and soft. I have wondered whether this is going to be primarily an export pen for Pilot, because I can't see this selling in huge numbers in Japan.

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