Shipping and nibs.com, 10/10.
I recieved this pen from Nibs.com, a wonderful company who were a pleasure to do business with.
Complete package, 10/10.
The pen arrived safely packaged and it came with the older style box, the one without hinges. Included in the package were the box, Pen, pen kimono, cartridge converter and a box of ten platinum blue black cartridges.
Build quality and craftsmanship, 10/10
This is (admittedly in my limited amount of fountain pens) the very best qualtiy fountain pen I own. My photo's just simply do not do this pen justice and the quality is very hard to put into words so I will use a car analogy! The mont Blanc and Waterman are like Mercedes Benz leather, the Nakaya is like Rolls Royce leather, it is just that extra bit special, an extra feeling of sturdy sumptuousness if you will!
It has been mentioned in reviews of Nakaya's before but I make no appology for repeating it here! The lacquer work is so deep, so rich, so scrumptious, if looked at casually it appears to be a fine finish but nothing else, but looked at in depth the finish is a multitude of colour and richness. The depth of the lacquer seems to never end, it is indeed like gazing into a still pond at sunset!
This is the finest nib I have ever used! In a way it reminds me of Fountain pens of old that I remember. It allows the writer to communicate with the paper in an intimate and soulful way, enabling a deeper expression of thought to be transposed into physical form.
It is a large nib, I would say, if memory serves me correct, about the same size as a Pelikan M1000. John (Mottishaw) set the nib up perfectly for my described writing style, there is something wonderful in knowing a Fountatin pen has been adjusted to fit your own personal style of writing! One thing of note, this is a medium nib but writes like a fine/extra fine
Overall score is a resounding 10/10.
Even though expensive this Fountain pen is a veritable bargin! It is akin to having a Saville Row suite made for you or a Bespoke pair of fine English Brouges, Value goes beyond pecuniary measurment.
I hope this review has been of some help, I think you can tell I am enamored with this pen!
One past parting shot!
Edited by ianmedium, 11 February 2009 - 18:18.