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Nakaya Vs Platinum
Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:23
So other than the nib inspcription, is there any diffrence between the Nakaya Briar and the Platinum Briar and celluloid pens? i want to try a nakaya/platinum but I want to buy the cheaper one if they are identical except for the branding. I will be happy to receive your advice.
Posted 05 September 2010 - 11:49
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 18:01
Thank you for the valuable inputs. Do Nakaya sell just the section customised as per the individual requirements?
I don't believe Nakaya sells anything but complete pens. I have had a couple of pens made up by them and the indication was that "spare parts" were not for sale. But I will admit that communication was sometimes difficult, especially the first time I got them to make me a pen; so I may be wrong about this.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 21:30
If you intend to get the celluloid pens then you'd want to try the Platinum ones first.
Not only are they available at cheaper prices vis-a-vis the MSRP, but there's more variety available - 6 colours ( Kinggyo, Ishigaki, Bekkou, Jade, Sakura and Midnight Ocean) vs 3 for Nakaya - I have all of them - and with the exception of the Midninght Ocean, which come fitted with a 18K nib, the others are all 14K with a nice spring to it. The feeds are interchangeable with Nakaya's and apart from the markings on the nib and trim I can't find any discernible difference from their full MSRP-priced Nakaya cousins.
Go for Nakaya if you're looking for urushi, maki-e or custom pens, or models with no equivalent in Platinum's catalogue. Otherwise get the Platinum version in order to save money, unless you must really have the Nakaya/ Nakata name on your pen for no other reason than as a matter of snob appeal.
Posted 12 September 2010 - 02:56
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Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:08
... in the opinion of several nameless experts I have spoken with.
Sorry, but I won't be placing any faith nor trust in the opinion of some "nameless experts" who are unwilling to stand up and be counted.
I've got five Nakayas and one Platinum and IMO you've got the nib story just bassackwards.
But then I'm a user, not an expert.
Posted 12 September 2010 - 12:16
Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:40
I just ordered a pen from Hakase and the owner studied my hand writing and took a bunch of notes on how to tune the nib.
In the end, I guess it's all about the brand name and the fact that your nib will be tune.
I would probably go for the Platinum and keep my money for some nice urushi.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:59