Sunday, January 22, 2012

Namiki Sterling Dragon

I have to admit that my friend John is the sales manager for Pilot USA. I've known him for a long time, well over ten years. Recently he has been blessing me with Namiki and Pilot fountain pens. Some are current, some are discontinued and some were never brought into the US. However I am not being paid to post on this blog by John or Pilot Pens so this is not a sponsored blog or whatever you call those.

That said...

John recently visited Honolulu. He, his wife and I had the opportunity to have dinner and listen to Hawaiian music one evening. He had sent me a box of pens a few months ago, and that evening he presented another box. I will post about those beautiful pens starting with the Namiki Sterling Collection Dragon.

This was perfect timing because Chinese New Year was coming up and it will be the year of the Dragon, how fitting! I had a hard time trying to get the dragon on the pen in my pictures, this is the best I could do.

I filled it with Namiki Iroshizuku Fuyu-syogun ink and gave it a try.

This post is about the pen, so I did not put much effort into my writing.

It's not a pen with a flexible nib so I can't write what I call "script" with it. But I've been wanting a pen I can use to write without worrying about writing "script" and focus on writing composition. This pen feels really good in my hand, it writes nicely and there is sentimental value since it was a gift from a friend. I think I have found my "go to" pen. The pen that will become an extension of my hand and soul!

Mahalo nui John! Now I just have to start writing, daily!

Well since it is now Chinese New Year, I wish you all...

Xin Nian Kuai Le


  1. WOW! What a beautiful pen. I've been drooling over the one with the turtles.

  2. Gorgeous! Happy Lunar New Year! :)

  3. Lovely. You are lucky to have such a good friend.