Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:55
Very sorry to hear about your pen. Fountain pens are very personal items and become "part of the family". I have dropped several of my Nakayas at work. They all survived without any visible damage.
Ebonite is a fairly durable material, which is, in part, why it is used in pens. Yours appears to have broken at the beginning of the threads--always a potential weak spot. I would think that Nakaya will do what they can to fix your pen.
When I read your post, I went to check my Nakayas. Most were resting quietly in their kimonos. But one of them, a heki-tamenuri decapod with a broad nib was sneaking out of his. I put him back in and tied the kimono up after showing him your picture of what can happen. He is a writer and a decapod, so I don't think he would have gone too far. He may have been trying to get closer to a demure araishu piccolo with a fine nib. She is the latest addition and I may not have warned her sufficiently about some of her siblings!
See what i mean, "part of the family".
"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson
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