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Nakaya Piccolo In Titanium? Why So Much $$

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#1 sub_bluesy


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:32

Does anyone have one? Ive been kicking around the idea of picking up a Nakaya for years but in ebonite/urushi. That seems more fitting to the Japanese art of pen making. I would absolutely love to pick up that titanium Piccolo as well but the price completely mystifies me. They are going for roughly $1k without options! Hundreds more than a urushi Naka-ai! There are a few titanium pens in my collection that are in the Japanese style but those have been no more than $200. I understand you get a great gold nib with the Nakaya and a clip but am I missing something here? I dont believe Nakaya does any special finishing to the pen. It looks to be left in a machined finish. Im just trying to understand what I would be paying so much for in the titanium pen. I also get Im paying for the name as well but my impression is that the titanium pen doesnt follow any traditional Japanese Pen making skills that most people are willing to pay extra for. Im completely mystified here. Couple snaps of the Nakaya followed by my Namisu. Please help me understand!

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#2 Wolverine1


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:11

You are paying for the name, and that it is  going to be a wonderful pen with a great  nib. Heck, even a regular Piccolo costs a lot more than $200.00 , so, expect a titanium pen to cost a lot more. Did you think a Nakaya is going to be similar to some el-cheapo  ballpoint pen?

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:31

I have one with ruthenium trim and SF nib. It is way too heavy for the shirt pocket and doesn't get much usage.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:22

The tooling for titanium is very expensive, so I assume with limited numbers they get the pens manufactured else where to their designs and that boosts the price.  Let us not forget it was the purchasing and experimenting with titanium that helped effectively bankrupt OMAS.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 13:12

The price of a product is not always related to the production cost of it.
In many cases is the maximum price that a customer can pay for that product.
Therefore I don't think there is too much to understand.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 16:08

I have a namusiu and it scratches my gold nib. If i would, id try again with the Nakaya.

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