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Nakaya Flowers Of All Seasons (maki-e)


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#1 rhk

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:01

This spring I ordered a custom maki-e pen from Nakaya, with the fountain pen yatate. This week the package was delivered.

The pen is shipped in a new type of box, I already have a few Nakaya pens, and therefore I also have quite a few boxes. This box is new for me, it has a ribbon that was tied when I opened the outer cardboard box. Inside, the pen was in a pouch, in the picture below the pen is outside the pouch. The box reminds me of boxes for Pilot/Namiki maki-e pens. The box also had a little box with 9 cartridges, the 10th one being in the pen.
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The maki-e work depicts different flowers on a canvas of gold. The size of the pen is the larger long cigar model (167mm long, no clip) but it is very light because it is made of ebonite. The gold dust on the surface is thinner on the top of the barrel, giving it a somewhat understated appearance. The flowers themselves are in different colours, golden, white, green, red. The center of the four flowers is made with white seashell, being a bright spot when the light falls on these.
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With pen, came the yatate, a wooden, lacquered pen case. It has a small pen pillow attached, making it very easy to take this pen to school and put it on my desk without being afraid it rolls from the desk. The yatate has cloth inside to protect the pen and in fact you feel a bit of friction (if it can be called that way) when you put the pen inside.
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When removing the barrel, I thought that the section screw is different from older Nakaya pens. This is shown below. I have not tried to exchange two barrels so I do not know whether it is possible to swap sections when one would want to.
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The threads on the section to close the cap are lacquered as well.
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The nib is a two tone Nakaya nib, flexible medium. It is quite wet, usually Nakaya pens run a bit on the dry side. i asked for this nib. In the writing sample below the effect of increasing pressure is shown.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:09

BEAUTIFUL. The pen box it came in is cool the way it slides out. The pen's yatate, a wooden, lacquered pen case is the coolest pen case I have ever seen--with the pen pillow really makes m want a clip-less Nakaya! Enjoy it--I love that you are going to use it and bring it to school--good for you.
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:12

Lovely. Especially being clipless. Thanks for the comparison of threads, too.
 
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:12

:puddle: That is just beautiful...nothing else to say. Congratulations!
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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:15

Absolutely stunning! One of my dreams is to custom-design a Nakaya. Must divest myself of some other pens to make this happen.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 16:37

B-b-b-b-beautiful!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 17:51

so beautiful red ink...

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 18:38

That's an exquisite pen! Though, I couldn't imagine taking it to class with me. I'd be afraid of some kid snatching it or something.

I love the packaging! the box, pen wrap, and case are all so well made and beautiful!

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 19:28

Wow.

That is a gorgeous pen. Truly lovely. I hope you enjoy many, many years of writing with it.

Wow.

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Posted 29 August 2010 - 19:39

So beautiful... [sigh] ... just lovely. What a work of art!! Isn't it satisfying when form and function are so perfectly interwoven? Enjoy (as I know you will)! HP
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 14:26

Subdued elegance.

Two tone nib was a great choice.

From the hand writing samples it looks like a pleasure to use.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing and the great pics.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 23:12

so beautiful red ink...



You need to color calibrate your monitor, Professor. That's a bordeaux, not a red.

But beautiful, absolutely. I keep a pen inked with it continuously.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 17:05

If I could color my reply green I would. I am green with envy.
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Posted 31 August 2010 - 17:37

If I could color my reply green I would. I am green with envy.


I'll do it for you :D

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 20:32

That is one of the most gorgeous maki-e pens I have ever seen. Congrats!

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 09:53

Beautiful! Congratulations! I think the threads are the same and sections will interchange, I guess only the excess material has been removed (minute weight reduction, pen balancing?)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 03:24

Looks like Nakaya have done it again. Thanks for the review and the beautiful photos. =)

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 06:35

WOW, just WOW! Lovely acquisition.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 18:48

congratulations Ruud! The pen is absolutely gorgeous. I love the yatate that you got and want one as well......badly :-)

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 15:39

This pen weighs 26gr, just as my long cigar model of dec 2005, so I dont think the new metal parts in the section make it heavier or lighter. I have made a few closeup pictures. Ruud
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