Great, easy ordering process. I do not speak Japanese but Nakaya(Yoko Kono (Ms.)) spoke great English.
From the moment you open the postal box it is very evident that someone has taken the time to plan every detail out.
Appearance - 5
A picture speaks a thousand words.
Design/Weight/Size - 5
This is the Aka-Tame-nuri version of the original Dorsal fin by Ishi-me Kan-shitsu technique. I just really like the colour and smoothness of the Aka-Tame-nuri finish and the team at Nakaya was very glad to take on the challange.
For the size of the pen I cannot get over the lightness of it. One's wrist/hand never becomes fatigued.
Nib - 5
Soft & Flexible Medium Cursive Italic
The craftsmen at Nakaya did a fantastic job here as well. It is like writing with a gold paintbrush.
Filing System - 5
Converter. Works great with the little goldfish on it.
Cost & Value - 5
$900 plus my own indulgences.
Rather inexpensive for a custom pen....For your hand only. Considering this pen did not exist prior to my request, The fact that I had control over design, I would say this is very reasonable.
Conclusion - 5
I do not think you can get better.
Can you get different? Yes. Can you get better? No.
Edited by Inked, 04 July 2010 - 23:56.