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Namiki Raden Line Question

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#1 hsianloon

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:21

So, I've been checking a lot of Raden pens recently, and found that I like the Yukari Nightline series very much due to the raden distribution and the sprinkled gold dust patterns.
 
After much searching the net, the current version being marketed was not much to my taste due the ''black lines'' across the Raden which I felt detracted from the patterns,
 
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I've been looking for this particular version, but I can't seem to find a name or model number per se, just that it's an older edition of the pen, which makes looking for it a bit hard.
 
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And there's even a nicer one here, on the right, which i'm told is from the 70s era ! 
 
 
So I was wondering if anyone knows a good resource to look up this particular line from Namiki-Pilot ? Help a fpn-er find a grail pen ! The 70s one really caught my eye...


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#2 MalcolmH

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:32

I think that the earlier version was called the Nightline, while the later version was dubbed the Nightline Moonlight.

 

Don't know where you might find one though.



#3 Brian K

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 06:32

Mmmm...lovely pen. I'd love one of Nakaya's many raden designs but I am afraid that they will always be very much beyond my means. It's nice to have somethng to dream about, though...:)

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 07:00

You might be lucky finding the discontinued version of the Nightline on the second hand market. You could post a WTB add on Classifieds. You'll probably need some patience though.

 

If it's the combination of raden and gold sprinkles you like you could check if you like some other, still available pens.

 

Like the Namiki Yozakura (picture from my blog)

 

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or the current Pelikan Starlight LE (photo by Pelikan):

 

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#5 Exlaminis

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 09:18

Wasn't the Namiki Yozakura Raden discontinued some time ago? I've been trying to get one of them, but all I can say is that I haven't been successful.



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Posted 19 November 2014 - 14:52

Oops Exlaminis, I didn't know that. I was just running a quick google search and there seemed to be a few shops carrying it so I thought it was still available.

 

I'm pretty sure though there are quite a few other pen models featuring raden and gold sprinkles. If all else fails you could always get a custom Nakaya in that style, I should think?


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Posted 19 November 2014 - 16:49

The yozakura is discontinued but can still be found, both online and offline.

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 16:54

There is a raden/gold dust pen you could also consider: the Platinum Aurora. However, I think it, too, has been discontinued.

 

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Posted 20 November 2014 - 06:25

There is a raden/gold dust pen you could also consider: the Platinum Aurora. However, I think it, too, has been discontinued.

 

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Another beautiful raden pen, but yes, sadly it's discontinued.



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 08:28

Mmmm...lovely pen. I'd love one of Nakaya's many raden designs but I am afraid that they will always be very much beyond my means. It's nice to have somethng to dream about, though... :)

 

 


There is a raden/gold dust pen you could also consider: the Platinum Aurora. However, I think it, too, has been discontinued.

 

P1271491_zpsa9d661ed.jpg

 

Good suggestion too..will look up pics for it, I recall it can be had for around 1.8k~~

Mmmm...lovely pen. I'd love one of Nakaya's many raden designs but I am afraid that they will always be very much beyond my means. It's nice to have somethng to dream about, though... :)

 

I do like the Nakaya models, they are as you said, pricey. The Milky Way is on the more affordable side and let me tell you its a big pen, and looks nicer than the photos...managed to handle one when I went to Mora Styles in Paris awhile back.

 

You might be lucky finding the discontinued version of the Nightline on the second hand market. You could post a WTB add on Classifieds. You'll probably need some patience though.

 

If it's the combination of raden and gold sprinkles you like you could check if you like some other, still available pens.

 

Like the Namiki Yozakura (picture from my blog)

 

YozakuraWM.JPG

or the current Pelikan Starlight LE (photo by Pelikan):

 

m1000-raden-starlight-normal.png

 

I will give classfields a shot ! Makes you wonder what pens we purchase today will be the ones highly sought after in the years to come..good idea about the custom Nakaya too ! Though I'm sure they'd break the bank, will have to give them a budget to work with  :lticaptd:



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Posted 20 November 2014 - 11:38

beautiful pens but sadly cannot afford to buy them ..


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