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Nakaya- Dorsal Fin- Aka-tame-nuri - Soft & Flexible Medium Cursive Italic


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#1 Inked

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:30

First Impression - 5

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.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:35

Stunning. What was the total cycle time from first contact to having it in your hand?

Edited by Powerbroker, 04 July 2010 - 02:36.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:38

Stunning. What the total cycle time from first contact to having it in your hand?



Ordered April 12th...arrived June 19th. Very fast.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:45

Stunning. What the total cycle time from first contact to having it in your hand?



Ordered April 12th...arrived June 19th. Very fast.


That is outstanding for a pen of this caliber. You must be very pleased indeed!

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 02:51

That is one delicious looking pen *drools*

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:02

Beautiful pen, thanks for showing it.

How about some writing samples? It would be nice to see what that nib can do.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:03

Wow! Thank you for sharing. Nice photos.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:22

Nice pictures. This model is excellent because it does not roll off the table (when capped, but there is also a model with "fins" on both the cap and barrel).

Thank you for sharing this review with us!
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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:27

Beautiful pen, thanks for showing it.

How about some writing samples? It would be nice to see what that nib can do.



I will indeed do that. However, as the finish on this pen changes, I will wait a couple of months and then post a couple of new photo's and a scan of some handwriting.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:27

That's a very beautiful pen! I had contemplated this model (but in Heki-tamenuri)just a few weeks ago, but did not go through. I thought it was going to be the same price if not, a bit lesser than the original dorsal fin. (They quoted me the same price of $900)

I had first wanted to purchase a Long Piccolo from Nakaya, but they told me it's under the exclusivity of Aesthetic Bay, so I have to go through them. And I don't think Aesthetic Bay do customization of Long Piccolos (I inquired, but they didn't reply after the second email). Shucks for me.

I would've ordered a Long Piccolo in Heki-tamenuri or Kuro-tamenuri without a clip... It's maddening when you can't get something you can't have.:mad:

Sorry, I digress. :doh: That's a beautiful pen you got there! :D

Edited by Soot, 04 July 2010 - 03:28.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:33

That's a very beautiful pen! I had contemplated this model (but in Heki-tamenuri)just a few weeks ago, but did not go through. I thought it was going to be the same price if not, a bit lesser than the original dorsal fin. (They quoted me the same price of $900)

I had first wanted to purchase a Long Piccolo from Nakaya, but they told me it's under the exclusivity of Aesthetic Bay, so I have to go through them. And I don't think Aesthetic Bay do customization of Long Piccolos (I inquired, but they didn't reply after the second email). Shucks for me.

I would've ordered a Long Piccolo in Heki-tamenuri or Kuro-tamenuri without a clip... It's maddening when you can't get something you can't have.:mad:

Sorry, I digress. :doh: That's a beautiful pen you got there! :D



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I understand, as I am sure many others here on FPN do as well.
We are a fussy, particular, eccentric bunch and it just seems to get worse over time.
Thank-you for the compliment on the pen.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 03:41

Beautiful pen, thanks for showing it.

How about some writing samples? It would be nice to see what that nib can do.



I will indeed do that. However, as the finish on this pen changes, I will wait a couple of months and then post a couple of new photo's and a scan of some handwriting.


Thank you, I'll look forward to it.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 11:02

Gorgeous pen! I can't wait for my Brair pen to arrive at the end of this month!

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 14:41

Gorgeous pen! I can't wait for my Brair pen to arrive at the end of this month!



Oh the thrill and the agony of waiting!

Thank-you.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 14:42

Nice pictures. This model is excellent because it does not roll off the table (when capped, but there is also a model with "fins" on both the cap and barrel).

Thank you for sharing this review with us!



It is my pleasure to share. Thank-you.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 15:08

That is one delicious looking pen *drools*

Yuki



The sunlight just made it pop in the photos.

Thank-you.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 15:11

Wow! Thank you for sharing. Nice photos.



Wow...that is how I felt when I pulled back the cover on the kimono wrap it came in.

Thank-you.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 21:34

Beautiful pen, thanks for showing it.

How about some writing samples? It would be nice to see what that nib can do.



I will indeed do that. However, as the finish on this pen changes, I will wait a couple of months and then post a couple of new photo's and a scan of some handwriting.


Thank you, I'll look forward to it.


I added a handwriting sample. I have some time now so I thought I better do it.
My scanner is only black & white. The ink used was MB Royal Blue in case your curious.

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Posted 04 July 2010 - 22:48

Beautiful pen, thanks for showing it.

How about some writing samples? It would be nice to see what that nib can do.



I will indeed do that. However, as the finish on this pen changes, I will wait a couple of months and then post a couple of new photo's and a scan of some handwriting.


Thank you, I'll look forward to it.


I added a handwriting sample. I have some time now so I thought I better do it.
My scanner is only black & white. The ink used was MB Royal Blue in case your curious.



Added one more sample using light pressure.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 02:43

I added a handwriting sample. I have some time now so I thought I better do it.
My scanner is only black & white. The ink used was MB Royal Blue in case your curious.



Added one more sample using light pressure.
Sincerely


Thanks for putting up the scans. I didn't know that Nakaya did cursive italics, so I'm very interested to see how the nib writes. It looks like you get decent line variation between vertical and horizontal strokes, and the flex allows variation on the vertical strokes as well. Very nice.






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