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Nakaya Reddish Black Tamenuri


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#1 kmlstmoorthi

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 01:55

Bought a Reddish Black Tamenuri Nakaya at the Chicago Pen Show.

Initial Impressions:

This is the Writer's model, in the portable size. The base surface is red Urushi, and the surface is coated repeatedly over a period of months. It is said that the color becomes even more brilliant, and improve with time as the urushi itself becomes more translucent with the passage of time. Love the color and the texture.

Size:

The pen is about 6" capped. Surprisingly light weight for its size. Well balanced unposted (I never post my pens).

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Nib:

I chose the Elastic Music nib, as I love really broad and wet nibs. Mr Shinichi Yoashida, the Nibmesiter at the Nakaya table adjusted it to produce a smooth and wet line.

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Here is a writing sample.

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The first vertical line is with minimal pressure (my normal), and the second is with slightly increasing pressure, and the third one with the max pressure that I dared apply.

Filler:

Cartridge/converter. The Platinum cartridges have an agitator that enhances ink flow - I have been using this pen with a cartridge thus far, and it is able to sustain the 8-9/10 flow that I like.

Price:

The base model is $460, and the elastic music nib adds $160 to the price.

Overall I love the pen and the nib. However unless one really really uses flex on a regular basis, I would suggest the regular music nib. Even for flex lovers I think an Elastic F or M would work better.

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#2 DrPJM1

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:11

Great review of my pen! ; )
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#3 Sparky

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:14

Extremely beautiful pen.... I have been eyeing these in pictures from afar. Expect to go to the DC pen show and actually see, touch, and hold one in person. Best of luck with your new addition.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:41

Agree...simply beautiful pen. The nib is certainly unique, almost giving the impression of a weapon (spear point).
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#5 Slush99

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 12:42

Beautiful pen, and great review!!!
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Posted 28 May 2006 - 14:38

I love that pen!!! Your taste in nibs are identical to mine and to Frank C!!!! Enjoy that pen!!!!


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Posted 28 May 2006 - 17:55

I really like that pen. I hope you're enjoying using it!

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 19:17

Beautiful Pen and the nib is amazing :o

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 03:28

Thank you for the review on this pen. I was thinking about buying a Music nib, but its a little too wet for me, but I think when it comes to Japanese fountain pens (Mannenhitsu), I will stick with a medium or broad nib. Like you, I too like a good line of ink on the paper.

That is one beautiful pen!

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#10 Dudley

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 03:47

Ahh.. That Urushi color is always so nice. Never saw an elastic music nib before. Thanks for the demonstration, and great review!
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:37

Now that's an object of desire! Thanks for the review and the great pictures.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 16:28

However unless one really really uses flex on a regular basis, I would suggest the regular music nib. Even for flex lovers I think an Elastic F or M would work better.

Does anyone else have experience or impressions of the Nakaya "elastic" nib? I've been considering an elastic F for a someday purchase. I have one of their "flexible" Fs now, so I wonder how much more flexible the elastic nib may be.
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#13 AndyHayes

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Posted 23 August 2007 - 16:35

Beautiful pen and the only one that I now want to complete my collection. I have given up on the mainstream pens and want something that few have. I don't think the nib you chose would be to my taste though.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 17:15

Beautiful pen, been admiring them, but would like the one without a clip. Cheers.
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Posted 23 August 2007 - 18:58

Great pen, great review!

thanks Moorthi
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Posted 24 August 2007 - 07:00

QUOTE(flexiblefine @ May 30 2006, 04:28 PM) View Post
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However unless one really really uses flex on a regular basis, I would suggest the regular music nib. Even for flex lovers I think an Elastic F or M would work better.

Does anyone else have experience or impressions of the Nakaya "elastic" nib? I've been considering an elastic F for a someday purchase. I have one of their "flexible" Fs now, so I wonder how much more flexible the elastic nib may be.



I do have. Mine came with problems but once sent to Mr. Binder, it is my daily writer. The nib is almost like butter (I have never tried a vintage, which I've learned they are even smoother). I really love it and there is no modern European nib (of the pens I own, of course +/- 50) that write so smoothly and with a certain spring.
Some people will think that getting a Japanese pen with Urushi is "hot" or a fad. I would disagree with it for these pens are good performers and the beauty of the Urushi is unique and it is a very durable material (not under sunlight, though).

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#17 Lloyd

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Posted 24 August 2007 - 13:15

This nib looks just like my Pilot custom 743's FA nib.
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