Inside the substantial shipping box were a tasteful gold box and the credentials for my Nakaya fountain pen.
The gold box held a wonderful wooden box with wooden hinges. My entire order was in the wooden box – fountain pen, ink cartridges, maki-e converter, pen pillow. A beautiful pen pouch protects the fountain pen.
The design is uncluttered and all elements are superbly executed. The nib is 14K fine. Note the inlaid gold zo-gan on the section. I also requested a name in script Kanji executed in gold. The two pens resting on the pen pillow show the size of my Nakaya fountain pen in comparison to one of my early Pelikan M800 fountain pens. The Writer is a long pen indeed!
I have used the Nakaya fountain pen for many days and I continue to be impressed. This pen has the lightest touch of any of my fountain pens, as if I were writing on air! The line it puts down is a wonderfully even fine. The Platinum cartridges are excellent!
I look forward to the pleasures of watching the urushi finish gain transparency with time and further reveal the colors of this pen. I will take pictures someday in hopes that the changes can be documented rather than relying on my imagination!
The fountain pen is wonderful. The experience of acquiring it is also wonderful. Highly recommended!
Disclaimer – I can only sigh with regret that I am not connected with this business in some substantial financial manner.
Edited by ojars, 03 May 2007 - 03:43.