You do know that the Dorsal Fin is not the same size as the Piccolo Decapod, don't you?
The Ao-tamenuri was discontinued about a year ago. I understand this was because the color could not be reproduced consistently. This is the first I have heard that the Piccolo Decapod is D/C'd. I tried one once at a pen show and found it too small, and I enjoy using my Piccolo.
I believe I have seen the mini-Decapod listed on some European dealers' web stores. I have found this doesn't necessarily mean they have them in stock, but it's worth checking.
Good luck! I hope you find what you want.
Thanks for providing some info. It's too bad that they couldn't reproduce the color consistently.
The sales people emailed me back to inform me that the only Dorsal Fin V2 they have left in stalk is the $5000 one...i think I'll pass on that one
As for the piccolo/mini decapod, it is my go to pen every day. I love the size and the feel of it in my hand. It always starts with out skipping and the medium nib is perfect for my daily use on all sorts of low grade paper that its exposed to. The ebonite is remarkably durable and scratch resistant...(I've had a couple close heart attacks when it's accidentally dropped onto the floor). The one I purchased was personalized with Kanji and I do not plan to ever sell.
I'll look on some other sites for the mini decapod in Ao-tamenuri...
Edited by Pelikan_FP, 07 September 2016 - 00:39.