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Asa Nauka In Blue And Red Ebonite

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#21 Inkwisitor

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 08:20

I'd like to add my thanks for the delightful review and can't wait to see what you come up with next. Perhaps, the greatest compliment I can pay you is to say that I now have urgent need of a Nauka!! Only the very best reviews generate that sort of response.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 13:55

Nice review Bob!

I haven't had a chance to try an Ambitious nib. The 40mm one looks great and seems to write well too.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 17:04

Using a ring as a roll stopper is a fun idea.  My Nauka is also clipless.  I reallly like it when the cap is made from a single piece of ebonite.  And now you have me thinking about swapping the 35mm nib that came with the pen for an Ambitious 40mm!  

 

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 08:00

Amazing handwriting. superbly written review..and fantastic penmanship.... :)


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 09:36

What a fascinating review. I've been pleasantly surprised by both my Nauka and my Ranga Bamboo - pens that felt so comfortable and wrote so well that they've stayed on my desk for long periods and pushed even my Pelikans and Lamys out of the way for a while.

 

I love the anecdote about the gondola. For me one of the nicest aspects of the gondola - besides its pleasing asymmetry - is the forcola, the support for the oars. It looks almost as if it grew naturally, like a small tree. It takes real craft to make something feel so natural when it's made by hand.


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 13:16

I've only just "caught" this review Bob, and as ever, it is a brilliant read.

The beauty of handmade pens, is that they all have a story, and you tell your pens' story beautifully.

The imperfections, aren't imperfections, they are nuances, or foibles to be looked upon as a unique reminder that someone has sweated and toiled over them, to make them as insignificant as possible, just to make your pen "as good as it can be"........ and that, makes it special.

 

Your reference to the hand made Gondola is a perfect example.

 

I personally don't like marbled ebonite, the reason for which is one of my nuances, :lol:  but the pen design is beautiful, as are your writings.

It would appear that yourself and Mr S. make a pretty good team.  :thumbup:

 

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 06:28

Hi Bob,

 

again, an erudite and informative review (the asymmetry of the gondola I never knew about and that presumably accounts for the need to hold the pole of an (symmetric) Oxbridge punt at an angle in the water after the stroke to act as a 'rudder'). I enjoyed your previous review of the Dartmoor version and I did in fact take part in the group purchase of the Trans (clear acrylic) Nauka, also an eyedropper with the Ambitious nib (and my first eyedropper in fact).

 

You mention about the generous flow of your Nauka eyedropper - mine is so generous that I find it just a bit too much for regular writing in fact. The upside is that it always starts with no problem at all. I'm curious to know whether i) this is common feature of the eyedropper version of the Nauka and  whether ii) the versions with Jowo nib/Schmidt converter have a more 'normal' flow.

 

Gary



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:37

Inkwisitor, you would not regret a Nauka.

Steve, the Ambitious 40mm is a huge fun.
Taike, wrap rings work extremely well as rollstoppers, and they allow you to customize the pen.

Sagar, when my handwriting looks like yours, I will be satisfied.

AMK, I've heard great things about the Ranga bamboo.

Ian, your post makes me want to hear your nuanced story about marbled ebonite.

Gary, my Nauka with a Jowo nib is considerably drier.


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 03:43

Wow, what a wonderful thread around a beautiful pen. I could not agree with Behike quote of judging a talk or writing by the responses it evoked. Nevertheless, i have to confess that the responses and discussion in the thread actually brought me here. 

 

Bob, i went through your other reviews and your efforts to bring out the unexplored perspective of the relation with the pen is indeed fascinating. 


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Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:27

Great review and beautiful pen. Thanks.

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 00:01

Hari, Woleizihan, thank you. Do you have a favorite pen in ebonite?


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Posted 25 September 2016 - 00:14

Hari, Woleizihan, thank you. Do you have a favorite pen in ebonite?

I kind of like King of Pen Ebonite but the price stops me. Recently, I'm tempted to buy this http://www.denobil.c...ducts/model-300 but the clip design looks kind of weird to me and I would like to see more reviews to determine. Probably I'll just keep saving up for the KOP.



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Posted 25 September 2016 - 03:39

I presently have four ebonites, two Ratnamson302 , GAMA and a Ranga Bamboo. 

 

The GAMA came with two toned nib and wrote beautifully. Ranga was ordered with a Schmidt nib, which writes very wet, but with pelikan inks it sometimes tends to dry while writing.

 

Both the Ratnam pens came with a scratchy nib which was too difficult to live with. Recently, i got it replaced with kanwrite nibs. The kanwrite nibs cost probably 1/10th of schmidt and the writing experience is fantastic. 

 

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#34 Bobje

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 17:30

Truly striking examples of some of the beautiful ebonite available. Thank you, Hari, Woleizeihan, for sharing these.


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Posted 25 October 2016 - 04:08

Thank you for the wonderful review and great pictures!



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 10:47

Dear All,

 

Thanks you very much for your kind comments...Nauka is well received by all and am glad and thankful to God and all here.

 

Very soon Nauka sale will touch 1000 nos...I guess its time for celebration very soon.

 

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