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I am right now in the market for a Nakaya pen. Specifically the portable writer and I want to get some more information about the finish of the pen before I feel comfortable buying it. The main question I have is really about how the finish looks in person compared to some photos I've seen of it. In some photos it looks really wonderful and black with bright red accents. However sometimes it looks like more of a reddish brown throughout. I was wondering what exactly everyone thought about this finish and how it looks. Pictures would really be helpful. The second thing I want to know is how exactly this ages over time. It says the Kuro Tamenuri finish changes and becomes more colorful over time where the black is worn away and the red becomes more prominent. How much does it change exactly and is it going to wear more where my hands touch? Will I get a strange finger shaped red circles on the grip where I touch it? Again thanks for any and all information!
My Nakaya Mini Decapod in Kuro-tamenuri pen with a two-toned 14K nib customized with Kanji characters has finally made it through the agonizing 2 week trek in the postal delivery service to my house!!! Alas, I'm stuck at work at the moment but I wanted to document my excitement for posterity. It has arrived a couple months ahead of the original 6 months quoted time which is just in time for Christmas! Brilliant. I hope I don't have an accident rushing home. Cheers!
Some pics below of my new Nakaya Dorsal Fin v1 in Kuro-Tamenuri. Writing uses Iroshizuku Yama-Guri on Rhodia paper. I got a medium nib, tuned for medium flow and light pressure by a right-hander. Many thanks to the folks at nibs.com for their service. I love this pen. It's bigger than I usually use, but I fell for the Dorsal Fin design, and the pen is light and well-balanced so I don't feel like I'm writing with a pen designed for "heft". (If heft/weight = quality for you, this is not the right brand.) The fin does keep the pen from rolling, but not as much as a clip would, so I am still careful where I put it. The nib is perfect for me, exactly the right line width and flow, and very smooth.
I have treated myself to my first-ever uroshi pen, a Nakaya from nibs.com with the kuro-tamenuri finish (black over red). I haven't received the pen yet, so I won't make any final decisions until I see it in person, but I'm pondering inks that would suit the pen. My ideas so far: Black (I have some Iroshizuku Take-Sumi) Dark Brown (I have Iroshizuku Yama-Guri, and I'm also looking at the Maruzen Sepia available from Nanami paper) Dark Red (Sailor Oku-Yama, Diamine Oxblood, ?) I don't need it to be matchy-matchy but I want it to harmonize with the pen. I don't want to match the red of the undercoat since I don't write with bright red very often. Any thoughts?