I sold my soul and bought this.
Body Material: Lacquer/Abalone
Length (capped): 142.1 mm/5.59''
Length (uncapped nib-end): 128.7 mm/5.06''
Length (posted): 159.0 mm/6.26''
Barrel Diameter: 10.3 - 11.7 mm/0.40'' - 0.46''
Section Diameter: 9.5 - 10.8 mm/0.37'' - 0.42''
Nib material: 18kt gold
Weight (all): 32 g
Weight (cap): 12 g
Weight (body): 20 g
Fill type: Cartridge/Converter
Price: € 2.660,00
Where to buy: La Couronne du Comte
(use code GOURMET10 for 10% off your purchase, excluding Montblanc)
Some people don't like shiny things. I wish I was one of those people. As Dougie said,''You're like a f***ing magpie, coming in here getting anything that's shiny." (Derek, Netflix, S01E04). So there's that.
The Yukari is a normal-sized pen, with a round cap and barrel, and with rounded off ends. The cap threads on, and is a little wider than the barrel. As for the shape alone, I love it. It's not as obvious as a cigar pen, but is a little slimmer and more gradually tapered.
NIB & PERFORMANCE
The 18 carat gold bicolor nib is a medium. It has a single slit and a round breather hole. It is engraved with the Namiki logo, Namiki, the nib size, and gold content. Most of the nib is yellow gold except for the rhodium-plated mountain range. It is a pretty nib.
So, overall nib performance? Outstanding.
The CON70 converter is not my favorite. It holds a sufficient amount of ink, and I haven't felt ink-deficient while using this, but it's just never been my favorite converter.
The clip is usable, although it is quite snug. I appreciate the tightness though, because this is not a pen I want falling out of anything.
The section is comfortable to hold. I love the flare before the nib - it keeps my fingers in place. I do not find the threads sharp at all, so the section works really well for me. It fits into my grip perfectly. No looking for the right hold - it just fits. Another reason I am crazy about this pen.
The body shows fingerprints and grease, hence the polishing cloth that was included. This dulls the glow of the pen, but it's easy to wipe off. If you're the kind of person who hates fingerprints and such, it'll probably drive you nuts.
PROS & CONS
I take this pen almost everywhere I go. It's nestled in my bag, and while it has occurred to me this may be stupid - it might get stolen, I might drop it - I am taking a risk, I suppose. I keep my things safe, and I take care of them. I get immense pleasure from and greatly enjoy using this pen. It's always inked.
The Yukari Nightline Moonlight is a crazy purchase. I appreciate all the man/woman hours that have gone into creating this, but it's still really expensive. I'm not saying it doesn't have serious value, I'm just saying it's very expensive. It's beautiful and well-made, with great attention to detail, a fantastic writer, and oh-so-comfortable in hand. There are certainly Yukari models that are not this expensive, but this was the one that stole my heart. A true beauty; an expensive, yet captivating work of art.
I received a discount on this pen for the purposes of this review. I was not compensated monetarily for my review. Everything you've read here is my own opinion. There are no affiliate links in this review.