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This Is Awesome. A Brand New "broken" Nakaya


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I don't specifically like the looks of "aged" items (pre-worn jeans are silly, like a pre-rusted truck, it would just need to be repaired sooner), but using aesthetic flaws as a decoration is definitely right up my alley.

 

For one person the piece of wood with a knot in it is devalued, for another the knot makes the wood more valuable. Sometimes a perfect circle is just crying for some irregularity.

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Wabi Sabi is ain't. That comes from real usage. If I had a Nakaya and I wanted it to look distressed, I'd give it to my daughter to take to the playground.

But that's not wabi-sabi at all... it's the aged broken in/worn look from years go gentle use. I could make it look broken, just by running a car over it a couple of times... but that's not what it's supposed to look like.

 

I said that I'd chose to have my kid beat it into submission if I wanted it to be distressed. I did not say that would lead to wabi-sabi. Then again, neither does this artisan.

"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

Oscar Wilde

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At 1st glance I was appalled to think of doing that to a Nakaya, then at 2nd and 3rd, I started to like it.

Is there an actual lip where the crack is ? Could you catch a fingernail on it.

 

You have good taste Ether. :notworthy1:

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Maybe it's just me and my poverty talking here but if I spend that much for a pen, I want it to be perfect? While I can see some of the appeal, the pens are just so pretty on their own. Maybe better in person. It does look like there's a bit of a lip that would get annoying.

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Maybe it's just me and my poverty talking here but if I spend that much for a pen, I want it to be perfect? While I can see some of the appeal, the pens are just so pretty on their own. Maybe better in person. It does look like there's a bit of a lip that would get annoying.

 

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I think it looks pretty in its own way. If I had the money, I wouldn't mind picking up one of them. But then again, I'm also fond of the Fender relic guitars ;)

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I think it's pretty cool and I'm not even a big fan of those finishes.

 

It reminds me of the very well done "battle damaged" model planes I'd seen when I was young.

 

The Urushi is supposed to be somewhat unique to each pen. Ether strikes me as someone who takes pride in her personal "style". It seems perfectly logical to me that she'd want her Urushi to be even more unique than usual.

 

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Nothing like a naturally worn leather couch, jacket or notebook. I like worn used objects, they eliminate the stress in me that I see people have over protecting every new shiny object.

 

Greater Entropy always wins, it's the law of physics.

Change is not mandatory, Survival is not required.

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It isn't my cup of tea, but I do appreciate the beauty of it. I like seeing the layers underneath. It's kind of like a demonstrator urushi pen--you get to see what's deep down on the inside. I'm glad someone owns that pen and loves it.

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Maybe it's just me and my poverty talking here but if I spend that much for a pen, I want it to be perfect?

 

I see and appreciate the perfection in this pen. It doesn't say anything negative about those who don't see it. Viva la difference!

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This Pic is Wooooooooow!!!!!!!

 

 

 

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6056/6294506874_a129fbd30e.jpg

 

I have five other Nakayas to distress myself (plus one on the way if it ever gets here (past eight months waiting... (*taps foot*)).

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Since it is Lisa's pen, I just want her to enjoy it. I'm sure I would find more beauty in the ones she has distressed herself, but that's just me.

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junk.

 

rgds.

 

krishna.

 

Thanks for your input! Concise, decisive, and divisive. And now I'll take the liberty of disregarding it just the same. :thumbup:

 

Beautiful pen, Lisa!

And yes, I know it's bourbon.

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Since it is Lisa's pen, I just want her to enjoy it. I'm sure I would find more beauty in the ones she has distressed herself, but that's just me.

 

Thank you, Mike. That was very tactful and kind of you.

 

Lisa

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junk.

 

rgds.

 

krishna.

 

Thanks for your input! Concise, decisive, and divisive. And now I'll take the liberty of disregarding it just the same. :thumbup:

 

Beautiful pen, Lisa!

 

Thank you, i.like.whiskey. I like whisky, too. (Smiley.)

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I like the philosophical perspective, "perfect imperfection", the transient nature of possesion.

Over time, the pen will acquire those other little personal scars that impart character.

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