Tag Archives: 18K Nib

My Personal Pens: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley

I have two Viceroys in my collection: the Victorian finish and this Barley finish.  Both pens are made out of solid Sterling silver and have wonderfully smooth nibs that are a joy to use.  This finish is a little bit more subdued than the Victorian, but both are wonderful pens.

 

My Personal Pens: OMAS Paragon Grand in Arco Bronze

Let’s have a look at the OMAS Paragon in the beautiful Arco Bronze celluloid.  I love this pen: it has a very smooth 18k gold nib, and it holds a lot of ink.  The fine nib is very smooth and an absolute pleasure to use, and the pen has a great size.  The Arco celluloid is hard not to love.  I have done a full review of this pen too, if you’re interested.

My Personal Pens: Namiki Emperor Vermillion

The Namiki Emperor is a great pen, in every sense of the word.  It’s a giant ebonite pen, which is then lacquered with urushi.  The nib is Namiki’s #50 – and it’s enormous and a little springy (contrary to the modern Emperor nibs, which are stiffer, as I understand).  A behemoth, this eyedropper-filled pen with a one-way shutoff valve holds about 6 ml of ink – so I can use this for weeks without having to re-ink it.  If you are interested, I have also recorded a full review of this pen.  This beautiful pen was a gift from Azizah, which makes it all the more special.

Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley Finish Fountain Pen Review

This pen sent to me by La Couronne du Comte. You can use the code BROWN10 for 10% off your purchase, but that excludes Montblanc. La Couronne du Comte Banner

Measurements
Length (capped): 148.4 mm/5.84″
Length (uncapped): 138.5 mm/5.45″
Length (posted): 168.9 mm/6.64″
Diameter (barrel): 9.4 – 13.2 mm/0.37″ – 0.52″
Diameter (section): 9.3 – 12.2 mm/0.36″ – 0.48″
Weight (all): 67 g
Weight (cap): 20 g
Weight (body): 47 g

Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley

Top to bottom: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley Finish, Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Victorian Finish, Lamy Safari

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Danitrio Mikado Tamenuri Fountain Pen Review

This fascinating pen with factory stub nib was lent to me by no one else than Eric Orozco of FPGeeks fame!

Measurements
Length (capped): 163.5 mm/6.43″
Length (uncapped): 141.6 mm/5.57″
Length (posted): 142.4 mm/7.62″
Diameter (barrel): 13.9 – 18.8 mm/0.54″ – 0.74″
Diameter (section): 13.4 – 14.8 mm/0.53″ – 0.58″
Weight (all): 42 g
Weight (cap): 16 g
Weight (body): 26 g

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Parker Duofold Centennial Akkerman LE Fountain Pen Review

This is a special edition that I couldn’t resist when I tried the nib in Akkerman, in The Hague.

Length (capped): 135.6 mm/5.34”
Length (uncapped nib-end): 127.0 mm/5.00”
Length (posted): 173.0 mm/6.81”
Barrel Diameter: 10.3 – 12.0 mm/0.40” – 0.47”
Section Diameter: 9.1 – 10.3 mm/0.36” – 0.40”
Weight (all): 30 g
Weight (cap): 10 g
Weight (body): 20 g
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