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Asa Aqua Blue Translucent Acrylic Nauka : A Review


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#1 Sagarb

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 18:29


 

Recntly ASA launched a new model in translucent blue acrylic and named it “Aqua”. The pen was looking so beautiful that I couldn’t resist myself to get one for me at once. I immediately called up Mr.Subramanium  and ordered one for myself.

 

Since I already have the ASA Nauka in ebonite (review) and tangerine orange translucent acrylic ( review),I still wanted to add this model to my collection.

ASA is one of the recent pen makers of India, who have been innovating in various ways,in fact they were the first to launch 3 in 1 filling system in handmade pens.They also first launched the translucent finish in their models.

 

Though I have already reviewed both ASA Nauka in ebonite and translucent versions, I only would like to share the beauty of Aqua through this pictorial; before that a short description and dimensions of the pen for those who aren’t familier with the Nauka yet.

 

The aqua blue translucent Nauka is a full acrylic fountain pen, completely handmade  and is available as an Eyedropper or a 3 in1 filling. My Tangerine was clipless and this time I prefered Aqua with clip.I really wanted to take it with Jowo fine nib unit, but my wallet didn’t allow me to do so. I had to console myself with an ED version with ASA stock monotone fine nib..but it writes so well and flawless that I have become more than happy.

 

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                Aqua, my ED version,capped

 

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                Look, how beautiful it is!

 

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                Aerial view when opened

 

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                ASA stock #6 monotone steel nib ,writes between fine and medium

 

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                Ebonite feed and a unique section to cap threading

 

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                Cap view,the ball end clip is chrome finished and sturdy and springy

  

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                "ASA Nauka" imprinted on the cap nicely

 

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                Writing sample

 

                

Dimensions & weight:

Diameter – Body:  13-15 mm

Diameter – Cap :15mm

Diameter – Section: 12-15 mm

Length – Body: 120 mm

Length – Cap: 75 mm

Length – Section: 37 mm

Length – Capped: 165 mm

Length – Uncapped:142 mm

Length – Posted: 190 mm (very odd)

Weight – Overall: 24 g

Max Ink Capacity – 3 ml

 

Conclusion:

One thing I can assure you that you cannot take off your eyes of this pen easily when you see it in person..It's cool, it's eye catching, a true example of beauty. ASA is giving you a huge opportunity to get an elegant and efficient writing instrument in very reasonable price.So, don't think twice..just grab it.

             


Edited by Sagarb, 06 December 2017 - 02:47.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 18:49

I actually like this colour more than the tangerine, I think. It's a stunner. I may have to get my second Nauka....


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 23:39

I like these soft translucent acrylics.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 23:46

If I didn't know I would think it's a Franklin christof pen.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:57

I am just waiting for the right time to pounce on rhis pen. I already have the tangerine Nauka and this is even more beautiful. Very nice review. May I ask what you use to edit your photos and make the background black and whit?

#6 Sagarb

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:35

I actually like this colour more than the tangerine, I think. It's a stunner. I may have to get my second Nauka....

I also do...this color is so peaceful..congrats in advance


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:36

I like these soft translucent acrylics.

It's really soft..


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:39

If I didn't know I would think it's a Franklin christof pen.

Though the model is different, I think after FC, only ASA has introduced this translucent finish in India for the first time..


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:40

I am just waiting for the right time to pounce on rhis pen. I already have the tangerine Nauka and this is even more beautiful. Very nice review. May I ask what you use to edit your photos and make the background black and whit?

Thank you..I just edited the pics in Adobe Photoshop..


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:06

Beautiful representation of a Beautiful pen Sagarji. Being the owner of 2 Naukas (3rd on the way), I can testify that the Nauka is a very comfortable pen for Everyday Carry.



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 07:28

Beautiful representation of a Beautiful pen Sagarji. Being the owner of 2 Naukas (3rd on the way), I can testify that the Nauka is a very comfortable pen for Everyday Carry.

Thanks very much Doc.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:26

Lovely pen Sagar, congrats!

 

I was also using my clear transparent version with Schmidt 452 nib in Converter mode for a few months. 


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:51

Lovely pen Sagar, congrats!
 
I was also using my clear transparent version with Schmidt 452 nib in Converter mode for a few months. 

Hari, you don't know how much happy I am seeing you here after long long time..I was really missing you..
Thank you..

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 09:20

Hari, you don't know how much happy I am seeing you here after long long time..I was really missing you..
Thank you..

Thank you Sagar, it feels nice to be back.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 15:31

Excellent review ..thoroughly enjoyed the pictures..



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 15:43

Thank you Sagar, it feels nice to be back.

Best

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Welcome Back hari....nice to see you back.

 

Wish to see some awesome reviews soon :-)



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 16:40

Welcome Back hari....nice to see you back.
 
Wish to see some awesome reviews soon :-)

Thank you Subbu. Hopefully I will share some reviews soon. Best, Hari.
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