In this new series of videos, I chat about my pens. There will be no writing samples here: if you’re interested in that, please check out my reviews of the individual pens or see my Personal Pens videos.
In this second installment, I talk about my urushi pens, made by Namiki and Danitrio.
Let’s compare two pens with the same cool filling system by the same brand. The Koloro was sent to me by Pen Chalet; the Demonstrator was sent to me by Goldspot – thanks a lot! You can check out the full reviews of these pens, if you like: Opus88 Koloro and Opus88 Koloro Demonstrator.
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.