Some questions from a potential Nakaya purchaser
Posted 20 May 2010 - 14:53
I've been in "fine" pens for about..two, three years? My current headliner pen is an old Lamy 27 with a 1950s OM nib that I've been using for almost a year and a half. Looking around, I'm all but certain that my next pen is going to be one of the Nakaya Urushi pens. However, I have a few questions for y'all about these pens.
My nib choices are settled - either a BB or Music Nib, as I like my nibs wide and italic.
My main questions are the choice of finish and a question about filling. I am split between either the plain black urushi with the ishime stone finish grip or the plain kuro-tamenuri blackish-red finish. I lean strongly towards plain black pens with interesting textures, though the patina change on the kuro tamenuri is extremely alluring. For those of you with the black finish, how have you felt about it?
About the filling, I know that these pens are set up as cartridge/converter, but I write a lot, 10-20 pages per day, and I was wondering if these pens can be used as eyedropper fillers, or, failing that, about the capacity of the converter.
G'ah, what a bad comma habit...
Posted 20 May 2010 - 16:48
Posted 20 May 2010 - 17:08
As Strang mentioned, the brass threads make eye-dropping a no no however some have managed to do it by coating the brass in nail polish. Up to you if you think you want to make this change. For me, as I do not write nearly as much as you, I am very happy using them with Platinum carts.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 19:23
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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:53
You don't expect to see that sort of "rough" material on a pen and lends a nice contrast to the smooth exterior of the pen.
It also provides a little extra grip.
I think the tamenuri effect is nicer than plain black - I like how the underlying colour peeks out at the edges, but that's my personal preference.
OT: See if you can guess what Nakaya pen I've got. Correct guess wins a lamy 2000. details on my blog.