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Nakaya Ao-Tamenuri Decapod Twist - It's Here!

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#61 Viridis

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 15:14

Thank you for the photos guys, that's one amazing pen!!! I don't have any Nakayas (YET) but they have been on my wish list for quite some time and this thread just made sure that ao-tamenuri Decapod Twist is on top of that list ;) To my mind, the underlying teal/green colour complements the twisting facets really beautifully. Sooner or later, I HAVE to get one of these <3 I think I might have to start with a Long heki-tamenuri though...



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#62 quinden

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 14:22

Viridis, sounds like some good options :)  Both the ao-tamenuri and heki-tamenuri are fantastically beautiful; I think that the darkness and depth of the ao-tame make the faceted pens the perfect choice to show it off, just like the kuro-tame.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 23:37

Oh yeah, that is sooo nice.

 

Congratulations!

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 02:53

Beautiful pictures of one charismatic pen! Belated congrats!  :)


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 14:53

I have the ao-kamenuri nakaya cigar and the outside color is more brownish than black like this one. Did I get the name of the colors wrong?



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 15:19

Cracking looking pen you have there !


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 13:27

 

I believe the section on the Twist is slightly wider than the standard Decapod, so it will most likely be fairly similar to the Portable and Long Piccolo in the hand - maybe you could also try and find someone near you with one of those as an alternative, given the Twist is fairly new and probably quite scarce still. It probably doesn't help but I don't really notice the barrel facets when I hold my standard Decapod, but I do notice its narrower section and lighter weight compared to most other Nakayas.

 

I love this colour. The Decapod Twist without a clip may well be my next pen and this combination is a front runner in my eyes.

 

Seven months on and a couple of pen purchases later my Ao-tamenuri Decapod Twist has reached UK Customs. Not long to go now hopefully...

 

Assuming it makes the final leg of its journey safely (fingers, toes and other body-parts firmly crossed), a full review and comparison to the standard Nakaya Decapod and Danitrio Octagons will follow!

 

I'm thinking a Nakaya! Nakaya! moment may be imminent...


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Posted 18 February 2014 - 21:14

 

Seven months on and a couple of pen purchases later my Ao-tamenuri Decapod Twist has reached UK Customs. Not long to go now hopefully...

 

Assuming it makes the final leg of its journey safely (fingers, toes and other body-parts firmly crossed), a full review and comparison to the standard Nakaya Decapod and Danitrio Octagons will follow!

 

I'm thinking a Nakaya! Nakaya! moment may be imminent...

 

 

We will all be anxiously awaiting it's arrival as well. Looking forward to some pics & thoughts !!!



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:17

Just checked again and it's out for delivery today...


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 13:51

Just checked again and it's out for delivery today...

 

OK, now everyone

NA-KA-YA...NA-KA-YA...NA-KA-YA...NA-KA-YA...



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 14:24

Nakaya! Nakaya!


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 15:27

I feel a bit odd saying this, as mine won't be here til next week at least, but...

NAKAYA!!! NAKAYA!!! ;)

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 21:53

Guys, you crack me up!

 

Well, I anxiously kept an eye out for the delivery van and, eventually, my parcel came...

 

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Needless to say I didn't waste any time opening it up...

 

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I like the new design for the Kimono, but what about the contents?

 

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Oh, yes!

 

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Suffice to say... Nakaya!!! Nakaya!!!

 

 

 


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 00:38

:notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  Beautiful color  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:34

Ohhhhh Yeaaaaaa....

 

Wow the blue/green really comes through on yours!

 

Big congrats!!!

 

Looking forward to seeing some writing samples.

 

Maybe I missed it in the post but what nib did you get ?



#76 Painterspal

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:06

Thanks! I think maybe the colour is slightly exaggerated in the photo. It's there but a little muted at the moment - perhaps understated is a better word - but the overall effect is very serene and calm which is just what I need for busy days at the office!

 

There's a bit of a story about the nib. I wanted a plain gold fine - I figured the warmth of the gold would contrast nicely with the cool blue-green of the ao-tamenuri finish. I was initially dismayed to find that the pen had arrived with a soft-fine, which wasn't what I had ordered. I did a dip test and found it wrote beautifully with only the slightest spring (almost imperceptible with light pressure) so altogether a very nice writing experience.

 

I guess this is a case of all's well that ends well.

 

Many thanks to quinden who's original post convinced me to buy this pen. Full review to follow in a few days.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:58

Just so as not to feel left out, here is my Nakaya Ai writer - Hiwa Moegi, green onion (with CI Mottishaw nib)

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:36

Painterspal: WOW - that is a really nice pen and a great color combo!!! I'm partial to Decapods & Decapod twists, but I really do love the colors. 

 

Youstruckgold: I like the color of your pen - very nice shade of green. Was that a standard color or a special order? Also, (and if you don't mind me asking) what's the Kanji on the pen?



#79 Painterspal

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:52

Just so as not to feel left out, here is my Nakaya Ai writer - Hiwa Moegi, green onion (with CI Mottishaw nib)

 

Nice one - love the colour and Kanji!


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 13:24

It's not easy..., being green. :)







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