Thank you to Alain for lending us this pen! I can say our feelings on pens sure have changed over time. We’ll have to do an updated version.Reviews, writing samples, and previous Serious Nibbage episodes can be found under the Pens, Paper, Ink menu!
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.
Kind thanks to Joost from Appelboom Pennen, who lent me this Montblanc Limited Edition Rouge et Noir made out of ebonite. If you shop at Appelboom, use the discount code in the banner below (‘friend’) for 10% off your purchase – excluding Montblanc. Continue reading →