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My Tame Sukashi "Seiryu" 青龍 Blue Dragon pen from Nakaya is in my hands at last. Order was placed with CFP Nibs.com way back in August. John Mottishaw has created a nice Cursive Italic from a Broad nib for me.

 

Clearly more of a Blue-Green Dragon, but wonderful nonetheless. :)

 

Here are a few quick pictures, but taken with a smnartphone rather than a real camera.

 

The pen is a cigar with the Ruthenium nib. I have included one pricture with a Long Piccolo Black Urushi for size comparison.

 

My apologies for the picture quality.

 

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Wow, the eyes just "pop"!

 

What a perfect way to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon! :thumbup:

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Congrats -- absolutely beautiful!

 

Mine (on a Neo) just arrived -- I hope to ink it up and also get some pics to post later today. Agreed on the color: I was expecting more blue, but it's absolutely wonderful as a blue-green -- I think it's actually a better color than I had in mind.

 

The artwork on my Neo is much more sub-dued than yours (not in a bad way -- just different), although I understand that the artwork "emerges" over time with use. Did the flash bring out more of the artwork, or is that how it looks in natural light?

 

Again -- congrats! :thumbup:

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Congrats -- absolutely beautiful!

 

Mine (on a Neo) just arrived -- I hope to ink it up and also get some pics to post later today. Agreed on the color: I was expecting more blue, but it's absolutely wonderful as a blue-green -- I think it's actually a better color than I had in mind.

 

The artwork on my Neo is much more sub-dued than yours (not in a bad way -- just different), although I understand that the artwork "emerges" over time with use. Did the flash bring out more of the artwork, or is that how it looks in natural light?

 

Again -- congrats! :thumbup:

 

The flash certainly makes the art work stand out more. In the "real world" the pen appears very much more subtle on the eye.

 

I hope you enjoy your Dragon and I look forwards to comparing pictures.

 

I have Iroshizuku Tsyki-yo loaded at the moment. Which Ink do you plan for first use?

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I glanced at the first photo and almost didn't go forward to the second-that would have been big mistake. I am having a hard time imagining the method of getting that appearance. To my eye it is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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Okay -- so I'm having an impossible time getting a picture without glare that also allows the artwork to show through; everything I've taken just absolutely does NOT represent how beautiful this pen is. The one below is the only one that's even close to being in the ballpark, and it's a stretch at that. I'll try some with softer lighting later in the week.

 

Anyway. I love the unbroken lines of your clipless cigar. But I really wanted a Neo, and they simply would not do it clipless so I went for it with the clip -- and I'm thrilled with how well they placed the Rhodium clip opposite the artwork. And even though I'm having a hard time getting a pic to capture it, the subtly of the dragon is fantastic in "real life", with a nice elegance to it. Lastly, I really like the shape of the Neo -- it's a great complement to my Long Piccolo (and pretty much the same length).

 

Hope to ink it tomorrow -- haven't decided on a blue ink for it yet!

 

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Absolutely beautiful pen.

 

 

The artisans at Nakaya do incredible work.

 

Enjoy your new work of art.

 

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Beautiful! Hope to one day have my own Nakaya.

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So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” - Jack Layton.

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*Keels over*

 

Wow... those dragons are GORGEOUS! They sure do shake my resolve to enjoy my Nakayas without adding another. ("Just... stop it. Stop it.") <--My struggle.

 

Man... so beautiful. You both must be so pleased.

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*Keels over*

 

Wow... those dragons are GORGEOUS! They sure do shake my resolve to enjoy my Nakayas without adding another. ("Just... stop it. Stop it.") <--My struggle.

 

Man... so beautiful. You both must be so pleased.

 

I am delighted. Hope your "resolve" moves in the direction you want. ;)

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I don't see how I can not join this club puddle.gif What an absolutely amazing piece of art, and a nice pen to boot. Thanks for the pictures.

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I don't see how I can not join this club puddle.gif What an absolutely amazing piece of art, and a nice pen to boot. Thanks for the pictures.

Michael B

 

 

It is also a pleasure to write with the Nakaya pens, especially after John at CFP has fashioned a wonderful cursive italic nib.

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TDL and Schadowrider - thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful pens! May I please ask how long did it take for your pens to arrive? Thanks!

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TDL and Schadowrider - thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful pens! May I please ask how long did it take for your pens to arrive? Thanks!

 

 

fuchsiaprincess - I ordered the pen on August 10, 2011 from CFP (nibs.com) and it arrived at my London home with a customised nib by John Mottishaw on January 5, 2012. A long time, but well worth the wait.

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TDL and Schadowrider - thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful pens! May I please ask how long did it take for your pens to arrive? Thanks!

 

 

fuchsiaprincess - I ordered the pen on August 10, 2011 from CFP (nibs.com) and it arrived at my London home with a customised nib by John Mottishaw on January 5, 2012. A long time, but well worth the wait.

 

Wow!! That is a long wait indeed….. but you are absolutely right - well worth the wait :thumbup: Just not sure whether I possess that kind of patience!

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