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  1. itskato

    Nakaya Nib Comparison

    So I was planning to buy a nakaya medium nib, then I saw this review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQSfX91oAC4 by Mr. Brown. As you can see in the video the regular medium seems very dry and hard as a nail. Then I saw the soft medium, it seems like it is the nib I really want. A little bit flexible and pretty wet. But still I can't be so sure just from watching a video. So I'd like to ask anyone that has experienced it firsthand how the soft medium feel compared to the regular medium nakaya nib (is the medium really that dry? because I'm a little bit shocked at how dry and hard it is). My favorite kind of spring is the m200 fine steel nib. It is springy but not to springy. I don't like a nib that is too springy like the soft fine 14K platinum nib. Please share your experience on the nakaya soft medium and medium nib! It'd be much better if there is a comparison of those nakaya nibs to pelikan m200 fine nib and platinum soft fine nib. Thanks in advance! Edited: seems like I provided a wrong link to an anime video, I've corrected the youtube link
  2. I'm planning to purchase a nakaya pen, probably neo standard. I'm wondering if the pen kimono is included or purchased separately?
  3. I have a little lunch time left and wanted to share a few photos of my new Nakaya with the goldfish roll stopper. The stopper is polished sterling silver and I love the look on the aka-temenuri finish. I was, however, surprised to see the treads were lacquered and not black metal as I'd seen on almost all other Neo Standards - a welcome surprise! The nib is a BB ground to left oblique cursive italic by John Mottishaw's team. Hope you have a great day!
  4. Nakaya. So many choices. Sizes, colors, shapes, etc... Which one to get? I've had this problem a couple of times, so I thought I would compare my two in an effort to help others... Size - At first glance, these two pens are similarly sized. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya002_zpsc696f720.jpg The length of the Portable is distributed evenly between the cap and barrel, while the Neo Standard carries most of its size in the barrel. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya003_zps1ff23a0e.jpg Here you can see what that means when held. Both pens are plenty long, and don't need to be posted when writing (I have average sized hands). The Portable feels more balanced to me, and the Neo Standard is a couple of grams heavier with its weight biased slightly to the rear. It's noticeable, but you adjust to it quickly. It's not as dramatic as an M800 or M1000, where the brass piston puts much of the weight to the rear. If you have any concerns, look to the Portable (or Nakai-Ai). http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya010_zpsb55916ed.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya007_zps9544054c.jpg These are not small pens. They are on par with or bigger than a Montblanc 149. The Portable is almost exactly the same size, but lighter and with a thinner section diameter. The Neo Standard is larger in every dimension (except section diameter) and .2 grams lighter. Here is a comparison with a few pens, for reference. From left to right: Kaweco Sport, Neo Standard, Portable Writer, Omas Ogiva Extra, Sailor 1911 L, MB 145, Lamy 2000, Lamy Safari. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya001_zpsd2eac794.jpg And a few other pens, uncapped for comparison. From left to right: Omas Ogiva, Neo Standard, Portable, MB 145, Pelikan M400. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya006_zpsb119731d.jpg Nibs - First the size. The nibs are on par with a Bock or Jowo #6. Here's a shot of a few different nibs, same order as the previous picture. http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya005_zpsaa55e946.jpg Both these nibs are flexible medium. They are nice and springy, but even in medium they are writing around a Western fine (or a little thinner). They deliver a perfect flow with no pressure at all, and write immediately. They are smooth, but offer quite a bit of feedback (similar to a pencil). If you want a butter-smooth nib, this probably isn't the pen for you. Writing and line variation: http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya009_zps991170da.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/roomdog/Pens/Nakaya/Nakaya008_zps925c020b.jpg If I could only have one, it would be the Portable. In fact, I won't buy another Neo Standard again and will probably stick to the Portable. My main complaints with the Neo Standard are the weight distribution and the number of turns it takes to remove the cap. The Portable comes off in 1 1/8 revolutions. The Neo Standard takes 3 full revolutions (which is as much as 6 or 7 twists...). I do prefer the look of the shape of the Neo Standard though. Hope some of that was helpful.
  5. Hello all! I received my Nakaya Neo-standard in Kuro-Tamenuri around 3 weeks back and I noticed that it wasn't as shiny as I had seen in the pictures. The shine isn't as prominent when compared to my other pens such as the Sailor 1911m, Pilot 92 (All black plastic). The Nakaya has a slightly dulled look - is this normal? Does it get shinier as time goes by? One thing I will say though is that I haven't seen any micro-scratches at all on the body - really quite impressive. The Nakaya & the Pilot. Hopefully you can see the pen on the right is shinier. Anyways, does anyone have any experience or advice about how would I go about polishing the urushi properly if that was at all possible? (I'm aiming for a mirror finish). Regular swiping with a cleaning cloth doesn't seem to help lessen the dull. Thank you!

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