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#1 SnoWhite

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 21:37

Hello all!

 

I've been reading FPN off and on for a few years now, but I didn't get an account until recently.  Some photos of my Nakaya Dorsal Fin Model #1 in Ao-Tamenuri were requested, so here is my first post!

 

A brief history of my life:

I've always been into pens.  I saved up to purchased a two-tone Cross balllpoint pen when I was 12, which I still have.  I initially got into fountain pens because of the huge variety of inks.  I had been using gel pens for their colors, but typically the crazy gel colors aren't available as refills for good pens.  I found out about Noodler's Ahab and then about the variety of inks available.  I purchased a Noodler's Ahab in Arizona in order to find out about flex and try out some ink.

 

I really loved the Ahab and then I found Goulet Pens and my addiction kicked in.  I bought a ton of ink samples and more Noodler's Pens.  That didn't sate me for long, and about two months after the first Ahab, I bought a Lamy 2000.

 

That was about 2.5 years ago.  I now have at least 50 pens including a number of vintage pens (Waterman, Conklin, Eversharp, Esterbrook, Parker, Sheaffer, etc...) and new pens (Noodler's, Pilot, Platinum, TWSBI, Edison, Lamy, Kaweco, and Nakaya).  I am super into flex, italics, and obliques.

 

Last fall I got into urushi pens, and those are what I have attached photos of below!

 

First, my Nakaya Dorsal Fin Model #1 in Ao-Tamenuri with a Cursive Italic customization by John Mottishaw.  This pen has held the record for longest in rotation.  I've been using it daily since it arrived in the mail over six months ago.  I really love the girth and the cursive italic nib.

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Just last week I found a Nakaya Neo Standard in Matte Black Hairline with a Left Oblique customization by John Mottishaw right here on the classifieds.  I have photoed it with my Lamy 2000 since the finishes are similar in appearance.  I can say, even though they look the same, the hairline urushi feels slicker than the Makrolon.

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Finally, below are photos of my Platinum Izumo Yagumonuri.  This is my only maki-e pen.  I have photoed it with my Platinum Century #3776 in Bourgogne for size and color comparison.  I don't use the Yagumonuri often because I like the writing effect from the cursive italic nib on the Nakaya better than the fine point on the Yagumonuri.

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I have found photos of pens on FPN very helpful in making purchasing decisions over the years.  I hope these will be helpful to others!



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#2 RyanM

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 22:38

Some very beautiful pens there... Welcome to the community! 



#3 cellohannes

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Posted 29 March 2015 - 23:33

That Dorsal Fin is one of my dream pens!!  :wub:

Welcome :)



#4 PAKMAN

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 01:15

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#5 Bisquitlips

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 03:01

Nice photography!  Especially on the Nakaya!   I have the Nakaya Dark Burl and love that pen.  Of course Greg Minuskin took it to a very smooth medium italic, but that is just a big plus! 

 

Welcome and join in the banter!  Looking forward to it!


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

#6 tbickiii

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 11:17

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#7 Sasha Royale

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 12:14

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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#8 VirtuThe3rd

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Posted 30 March 2015 - 16:35

Hi! Welcome to FPN. :W2FPN: 
I'm really glad you've joined us.
 
Enjoy! 
 
Best wishes from Japan,
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#9 SnoWhite

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 00:22

Thanks everyone for the comments!  I feel quite welcomed.



#10 Wahl

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 15:43

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#11 Mannyonpil

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 17:21

Wonderful images. Thank you for sharing them with us.



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Posted 02 April 2015 - 18:25

Hello and welcome!

 

Great pens you have!



#13 H1N

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 18:16

Welcome to FPN



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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:41

O.M.G. finally someone with a Platinum Izumo! :)
Anywho, welcome! We're all really glad to have you!

#15 kunju123

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 18:35

OMG finally someone with the Nakaya Dorsal Fin 1 in Ao-tamenuri :)

...and a belated welcome!

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#16 northstar

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 18:55

Hello and welcome to FPN.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 21:50

Hello and welcome to FPN. 

 

Do you mind telling me about the pen stand in some of these pictures and where you got it? Looks a bit like seraphinite, but if it is a pen stand I suppose it's more probable that is a resin acrylic like many pen bodies. 







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