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Wancher Dream Pen Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to my by Wancher.  Find the Kickstarter here.

MEASUREMENTS
Length (capped): 153.2 mm/6.03″
Length (uncapped): 132.3 mm/5.21″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 9.3 – 15.4 mm/0.36″ – 0.60″
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 11.8 mm/0.42″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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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.