My New Nakaya
Posted 31 December 2012 - 19:59
Since you were all so helpful in answering questions for me, I thought it only right to show you my new pen. Fair warning, I did not clean up the pen for its photo shoot, it is a working pen and has not been uninked since I opened it on Christmas Eve!
I'm not going to do a full review, as these pens have been covered before. I will say that this is the most expensive pen I have purchased to date. The question I had asked myself prior to purchase was would it be worth it? I can now reply with an extremely positive YES! The nib on this pen is amazing, my previous favorite was an 18 ct Bock nib on my modern Conway Stewart. Great nib, but the Nakaya blows it out of the water! I'm already planning my second Nakaya! I don't think one is going to be enough...
Posted 31 December 2012 - 20:33
Posted 31 December 2012 - 20:45
I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 21:12
Ink is Pilot Iroshizuku syo-ro.
Beautiful pen. What ink are your using?
Posted 31 December 2012 - 21:50
Posted 31 December 2012 - 22:20
That's a very nice start on your Nakaya collection
Posted 31 December 2012 - 22:30
Edited by kpfeifle, 31 December 2012 - 22:30.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 22:32
Posted 01 January 2013 - 01:01
I know exactly what you mean about one Nakaya not being enough. I have one, the Blue Dragon portable cigar with a BB nib ground to a stub by John Mottishaw, and it is an amazing pen. Satisfies the senses in so many ways - visually, tactile, and the writing experience. Now however I am spoiled and am reluctant to buy any other pens because I think I'll be disappointed.
Welcome to the Nakaya club. Nakaya! Nakaya!
Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:45
I'm already planning my second Nakaya! I don't think one is going to be enough...
Holding the line at eight, me, but always thinkin' about nine and ten.... Don't know when or if, but it's always back there, back of the mind....
I don't have a black matte Nakaya with a ruthenium-plated nib, for instance. Nor a custom design....
Meanwhile, I have these.... Having these makes not having those palatable. :-)
Posted 02 January 2013 - 18:41
Also how long is the Piccolo uncapped? I keep going back and forth between this and a portable.
Posted 02 January 2013 - 20:00
Posted 02 January 2013 - 21:07
Yes, the soft medium is on the bouncy side, I really like that about this pen. Uncapped from the tip of the nib to the end of the pen (unposted) is 4 5/8". It's a smaller pen,but my hands are on the small side so its fine. It has a nice girth to it as well.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:57
Posted 04 January 2013 - 13:14