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#81 Escribiente

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 06:36

This was a great review. So much so, that it helped my decision to get a Piccolo. I got one with a medium nib, which writes like a European wet fine. The picture is not great, but here it is:

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:00

Beautiful! I hope you're enjoying it. smile.gif
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 22:12

Laura, great review.

Just got mailed by Nakaya. They've said they're shipping me my Equilibrium biggrin.gif

Based on the comments here, I really do hope i'm in for a treat. Guess I'd better add a review too when I get mine.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 15:59

QUOTE (MYU @ Feb 16 2007, 09:48 PM)
Thanks, Laura. I took a look at that order form--wow, they really go into a lot of detail! It makes it difficult to decide on a nib as there are so many choices.

Unfortunately the link to Ruud's story isn't coming up. But Pentrace does have a number of interesting Nakaya articles.

Ruud--if you're reading this, maybe you can post your Nakaya article in the Review section of FPN?

I have posted the review from pentrace (thanks to Frits B.). I am sorry if too many people have seen this already. Ruud

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 19:52

Just received my Nakaya kuro-tamenuri extra-fine Piccolo, and what a wonderful pen it is. Though a bit on the dry side, with a light hand it lays down an extremely fine line, and with normal pressure I finally have a fountain pen that I can use to write Kanji without it becoming something that looks like a Rorschach test.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:00

Laura,great review!The pen is gorgeous.How would you compare it to the MYU?I have one arriving this week and am really becoming enamored with Japanese pens.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:33

I went to the Nakaya order form and under Piccolo there is a choice of black or other color.Where do you specify the other color i.e Urushi?

#88 Phthalo

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 09:35

Select Piccolo from the list, then in the field directly below that section (for "Special order" etc), type the name of the Urushi colour finish you would like. smile.gif

Comparing the Piccolo to the MYU is like apples to oranges... so not really sure what you are asking here. Nib-wise, the Pilot F on my MYU writes about the same width as my Nakaya EF, but the feedback is quite different. The entire writing experience is different... balance, weight, etc.

Both are excellent pens, I wouldn't part with either. I'm very pleased with how perfect the finish remains –a quick wipe with a cloth and the Piccolo always looks like new!

I usually have a MYU or the Piccolo with me at work each day – I never let the Piccolo out of my sight, and it travels in my top pocket. My uniform already has neon-yellow high-visibility tape across the chest, so I'm hardly concerned with the largish Piccolo drawing attention! wink.gif
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 10:03

Green with envy doesn't begin to describe me. Such beautiful looking pens. My own experience with much lesser Japanese nibs makes me want to squeal like a little kid at how much better the Nakaya nibs must be!

Beautiful pens, congrats to everyone who owns one! Time to convince people to give me one as a graduation present biggrin.gif

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 00:56

After placing an order how long does it take until the pen is built and you actually take ownership?

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 02:43

Laura, great review, wonderful-looking pen, and your photography is truly outstanding! This pen has leapt to the top of my "I shouldn't spend that on a pen" wish list. Now I just have to control my impulse buying and save up my disposable income for a while...

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 16:41

The tamenuri one that I ordered in January took about 6 weeks to arrive. A custom finish such as maki-e or tame sukashi (what I'm thinking about if I get a second) will probably take longer.

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Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:18

QUOTE (spilled ink @ Mar 15 2007, 12:56 AM)
After placing an order how long does it take until the pen is built and you actually take ownership?

That depends. My last order (two piccolo's, one with a 'non-standard' color) took five weeks. Then, my maki-e pen is a different story. Approximately six weeks of emails about the design, up to early July, and the pen was delivered in December. Ruud

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:36

Hi Laura and all ...
I have some Nakaya questions ...

any of you Piccolo owners here hold the pen at a shallow angle? ie your grip is further away from the nib. That being the case, won't the Piccolo be too short?

The DaniTrio OTOH is longer and that bit of extra length over the Piccolo helps enhance significantly the grip of th epen.

What are your experiences? TIA

Anyone here own a stub ? or a soft and flexy stub ?



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Posted 15 July 2007 - 11:42

A small update: Here is my Kuro-Tamenuri Piccolo at ~10 months old:



(I have gotten a new monitor since I posted this review, and I can see now that my photos on page one of this topic are a little over-bright. Hopefully the difference in the urushi lacquer can be seen regardless...! :)
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Posted 15 July 2007 - 12:17

Hello Phtalo,

Actually your beautiful pictures do confuse me (and make me jalous, but that's another story).

From what I see on the Nakaya website, kuro-tamenuri looks much blacker than your pen, even after having aged.

On this picture, an aged kuro-tamenuri decapod, the red parts are more visible, but there's no mistaking the black parts for red.
I thought I had the colors right in my head, but now I really wonder hmm1.gif


In any case, it's gorgeous. I hope you're both getting along as well as the day you met. Something tells me you do drool.gif

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 00:02

I just so want one...

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The other Japanese pen I'd like is the Namiki Bamboo. But I just got a girlfriend so my money's not going towards neither pen

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Great review, great pics, can't really say more than that. Sure you don't work for them?

Rich

Edited by ishimaru_kaito, 06 August 2007 - 00:04.

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 00:15

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Sure you don't work for them?


If only. sad.gif
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Posted 06 August 2007 - 08:06

QUOTE(helius @ Dec 7 2006, 10:21 PM) View Post
That goldfish thing is just plain cool. It's over at Nakaya's site if you've never seen it. smile.gif


Wow there is some impressive stuff at that site, such as - Japanese Pen Case - Nakaya calls it "Fountain pen Yatate" $580.

Why couldn't I have been born rich instead of good looking - cough cough rolleyes.gif

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Posted 06 August 2007 - 21:04

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I couldn't actually bring myself to touch the pen with my bare fingers, so I slipped the pen out of its pouch and into a cloth in my hand. It was late afternoon, and my office was full of warm summer light which made that spectacular lacquer finish just glow. I was astounded. My heart raced and my mind did too - the lacquer was so shiny! So reflective! The colour so rich and incredible! The size was perfect! The shape was sublime!


I had to stop right there and go smoke a cigarette.
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