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#91 rbbrock

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:43

Laura, great review, wonderful-looking pen, and your photography is truly outstanding! This pen has leapt to the top of my "I shouldn't spend that on a pen" wish list. Now I just have to control my impulse buying and save up my disposable income for a while...

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 16:41

The tamenuri one that I ordered in January took about 6 weeks to arrive. A custom finish such as maki-e or tame sukashi (what I'm thinking about if I get a second) will probably take longer.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:18

QUOTE (spilled ink @ Mar 15 2007, 12:56 AM)
After placing an order how long does it take until the pen is built and you actually take ownership?

That depends. My last order (two piccolo's, one with a 'non-standard' color) took five weeks. Then, my maki-e pen is a different story. Approximately six weeks of emails about the design, up to early July, and the pen was delivered in December. Ruud

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:36

Hi Laura and all ...
I have some Nakaya questions ...

any of you Piccolo owners here hold the pen at a shallow angle? ie your grip is further away from the nib. That being the case, won't the Piccolo be too short?

The DaniTrio OTOH is longer and that bit of extra length over the Piccolo helps enhance significantly the grip of th epen.

What are your experiences? TIA

Anyone here own a stub ? or a soft and flexy stub ?



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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:42

A small update: Here is my Kuro-Tamenuri Piccolo at ~10 months old:



(I have gotten a new monitor since I posted this review, and I can see now that my photos on page one of this topic are a little over-bright. Hopefully the difference in the urushi lacquer can be seen regardless...! :)
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:17

Hello Phtalo,

Actually your beautiful pictures do confuse me (and make me jalous, but that's another story).

From what I see on the Nakaya website, kuro-tamenuri looks much blacker than your pen, even after having aged.

On this picture, an aged kuro-tamenuri decapod, the red parts are more visible, but there's no mistaking the black parts for red.
I thought I had the colors right in my head, but now I really wonder hmm1.gif


In any case, it's gorgeous. I hope you're both getting along as well as the day you met. Something tells me you do drool.gif

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#97 ishimaru_kaito

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 00:02

I just so want one...

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The other Japanese pen I'd like is the Namiki Bamboo. But I just got a girlfriend so my money's not going towards neither pen

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Great review, great pics, can't really say more than that. Sure you don't work for them?

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 00:15

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Sure you don't work for them?


If only. sad.gif
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:06

QUOTE(helius @ Dec 7 2006, 10:21 PM) View Post
That goldfish thing is just plain cool. It's over at Nakaya's site if you've never seen it. smile.gif


Wow there is some impressive stuff at that site, such as - Japanese Pen Case - Nakaya calls it "Fountain pen Yatate" $580.

Why couldn't I have been born rich instead of good looking - cough cough rolleyes.gif

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 21:04

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I couldn't actually bring myself to touch the pen with my bare fingers, so I slipped the pen out of its pouch and into a cloth in my hand. It was late afternoon, and my office was full of warm summer light which made that spectacular lacquer finish just glow. I was astounded. My heart raced and my mind did too - the lacquer was so shiny! So reflective! The colour so rich and incredible! The size was perfect! The shape was sublime!


I had to stop right there and go smoke a cigarette.
I use a fountain pen because one ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to write a few reasonable words with a fountain pen.

#101 Phthalo

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 21:09

LOL! Yeah, it was a bit like that actually... cloud9.gif
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 22:56

QUOTE(Phthalo @ Aug 6 2007, 04:09 PM) View Post
LOL! Yeah, it was a bit like that actually... cloud9.gif



Phthalo after using her new Cigar Piccolo the first time.

I use a fountain pen because one ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to write a few reasonable words with a fountain pen.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 22:58

Hilarious!
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 23:53

Gee Laura! This thread refuses to die! biggrin.gif

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:20

Just seeing this thread and that is a beautiful pen. You got it at this Japanese site? I can't read anything on it, so not sure how to see their selections.

With the new FPN rules, now I REALLY don't know what to put in my signature.

#106 Phthalo

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:39

That's it!

There is an English translation of the site: http://www.nakaya.org/eindex.html.

And here is a direct link to the Products page: http://www.nakaya.or...roductnew2.html.

Happy drooling! tongue.gif
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Posted 29 August 2007 - 17:12

Nice pen, Fine detailed review,

Thanks

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:14

QUOTE(SamCapote @ Aug 29 2007, 07:20 AM) View Post
Just seeing this thread and that is a beautiful pen. You got it at this Japanese site? I can't read anything on it, so not sure how to see their selections.



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click at the "ENGLISH" box. cool.gif

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:10

I am in the process of ordering a Nakaya pen and hope you can help me with the color selection.

Is the pen in this post really a kuro tamenuri (blackish red) and not a aka tamenuri (redish red)?

Many thanks for your help!

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 10:23

This is a Kuro-Tamenuri Piccolo.

I wrote this review when I had an older monitor, which over time had darkened a little, as a result my photos in this review are slightly over-bright.

Your Kuro-Tamenuri will be a very blackish colour when it arrives. smile.gif

Edited by Phthalo, 26 December 2007 - 10:23.

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Posted 26 December 2007 - 18:59

QUOTE(Phthalo @ Dec 26 2007, 11:23 AM) View Post
This is a Kuro-Tamenuri Piccolo.

I wrote this review when I had an older monitor, which over time had darkened a little, as a result my photos in this review are slightly over-bright.

Your Kuro-Tamenuri will be a very blackish colour when it arrives. smile.gif


Many thanks for your help and your excellent post - I will start with a Kuro-Tamenuri Piccolo too.

You should really get a "kickback payment" from Nakaya ... :-)


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 02:19

This is a beautiful pen.
I would like to add an important detail regarding the Nakaya pen.
I ordered mine from Nakaya with special design, a writer model.
What is unique about Nakaya Pens and in my opinion more importand than its look is how it write
If you go to the Nakaya order web page, a significant detailed questions are asked by Nakaya to the purchasor of the pen in regards to how they hold their pens, how close to the nib is the pen held etc.... and with the resulting answer, the pen master grinds the pen to perfection to fit your own handwriting.
In addition the Urushi material is very light. Despite all of the guilding options one adds to the pen, this writing instrument is extremely light.
In my opinion this is one of the most amazing writing instrument money can buy and it is worth all of the money

Great Buy

David


[Moderator edit: Removed quote of entire original post -- please be careful not to do this, David. Thanks.]

Edited by MYU, 23 October 2008 - 04:27.


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 19:05

This is my all time favorite thread on FPN. I love the way Laura writes and I come back and read this thread time and again just to read her prose.
I use a fountain pen because one ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to write a few reasonable words with a fountain pen.

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 19:14

Beautiful review, Laura, thanks, and YOU are partially responsible for the THIRD Piccolo at home. It arrived today and it is an Aka Tame nuri with a flex F which will be a present for my wife. She tried it and I think that she will not be able to wait till Xtmas! wub.gif

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 20:38

I should have a third Piccolo (special order) arriving in early November. No doubt there will be more sexy photos and gushing prose for all!

I must say though, the Kuro-Tame Piccolo remains my favourite, they say you never forget your first love... wink.gif


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Posted 23 October 2008 - 21:00

I picked up a Cigar Piccolo in black-red with a medium cursive Italic nib at the Toronto Pen Show earlier this month. I had wanted a Nakaya Urushi pen for a while, but continued to vascilate on which one to get: a Piccolo writer with clip or a Portable writer with clip. I was leaning towards the latter until I went to the Toronto Pen Show. Prior to that I had dismissed the clipless models since I thought they looked unfinished and I had decided against the Piccolo as I thought it too small. Even after I tried the clipless Piccolo at the Pen Show I was hesitant and it took me several hours of contemplation before I made up my mind to approach the vendor again. The vendor and I talked about the pen for a bit as I held it and I finally decided I'd buy it if the vendor would do something on the price; well he did and I bought the pen. I've been using it for two weeks now and all my fears regarding its size and its being clipless have gone out the window. It truly is a unique and beautiful pen; minimalist yet very captivating in its minimalism. It doesn't feel small when I write with it, which I think is due to the diameter of the section, and the Deb Kinnie medium cursive Italic nib lays down a lovely line.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 19:07

Your reviews and the photos are perfect!

I send my order to Nakaya site after reading....

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 18:15

This is a beautiful pen and the review a pleasant read. Before I read this I hadn't understood the fuss about Nakaya, but I believe I do now... wub.gif I think my next wish/purchase will be a Nakaya.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 17:20

Sometimes I return here and I read again this wonderful review, thank you Laura.


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 23:41

Just read all eight pages. Alas, my dream pen.. *paws computer screen meekly*

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