Nakaya Deskpen (Basic black urushi)
This is the basic black urushi edition of the Nakaya Deskpen. I actually prefer this to the more popular Aka Temenuri red I used to have on the Piccolo Cigar. It is currently the cheapest Nakaya finish/ fountain pen combination you can buy. I’m not sure why this is as the Nakaya Desk Pen is an extremely substantial fountain pen and very well balanced…much more so than the tiny Piccolo.
This is a clipless fountain pen. I do not believe clips look right on Nakayas, except for the Neo- Standard or the Naka- Ai.
This was the first Nakaya I bought and would highly recommend it. It is very well- balanced and the cheaper base price means I was able to get 2 modifications- a medium oblique cursive italic (from a soft-medium nib), plus added flex. This is an excellent customisation giving a lot of flex and a vintage feel. It really brings out the best in shading inks- like this Ama- Iro pictured below.
I also believe it improves my handwriting no end.
*All of these photos were shot with the excellent Sony RX100iii
Soft- Medium nib ground to a Medium Oblique with added flex…shading!Unlike most other premium fountain pens in this price bracket, it uses a cartridge converter. It somehow doesn’t detract from the quality of the pen.Shiny black urushi finish; shiny but not cheap!
I ordered this Nakaya leather pen case directly from Nakaya in Japan. Super fast shipping and great customer service
Overall, a great purchase!
Edited by mk2579, 05 October 2015 - 14:12.