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Kind of frustrating for me to watch since nothing like this exists where I live. The nearest stores that carry fountain pens at all would never let you try them. I think even Paradise Pen is starting to look at you quizzically if you really ask to test one, though I haven't been there in a long time. The exception may be the Montblanc store, which is a different story I guess, I've never tried there either.

 

But anyway, the reason I'm posting is to ask if this store is affiliated in any way with http://www.fountainpenhospital.com

"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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I missed this the first time I watched, but picked it up this time:

 

"Ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils are designed for quick, convenient use. In contrast, fountain pens are usually used for calm, leisurely writing. Fountain pen users aren't usually in a hurry, and they're in the frame of mind to write. Something like unscrewing the pens cap wouldn't irritate or bother the fountain pen user."

 

I'm turning that over in my mind. Virtu, are you doing the translations yourself? This is really well written (although I don't speak Japanese).

"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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Hi terminal,

 

In Japan, even stationery shops that contain fountain pens almost always let us try pens with the nibs dipped in ink. I sometimes translate Japanese into English (or English into Japanese) as a translator, however, I didn't do that this time. Because these videos were made and subtitled by "the National Museum of Japanese History". I do think this is well written as well.

 

I just disseminate Japanese craftsmanship to the world. :)

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Awesome thread, VirtuThe3rd! I just watched every video. Thoroughly enjoyable. I just love the Japanese appreciation for fountain pens and for fine craftsmanship. So inspiring...

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Awesome thread, VirtuThe3rd! I just watched every video. Thoroughly enjoyable. I just love the Japanese appreciation for fountain pens and for fine craftsmanship. So inspiring...

 

Thank you so much for your watching the videos.

I'm really glad to hear that.

 

Stay in touch,

Kota

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I love that obsessive attention to the minutest of detail simply as a matter of course.

 

*Sigh*

 

I miss Japan...

Too many pens; too little writing.

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I love that obsessive attention to the minutest of detail simply as a matter of course.

 

 

Thanks for the comment, mongrelnomad. :)

 

 

"God is in the details."

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I think the pen at about 10 minutes in is not an eyedropper.

 

Edit: 9:45 actually is where it starts

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"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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I think the pen at about 10 minutes in is not an eyedropper.

 

Edit: 9:45 actually is where it starts

 

I knew you could recognize it. :)

These videos are partially-edited.

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This last video didn't want to run very well. It stopped at about 1:13.

 

Hmmm. Never mind. It ran just fine at home. Maybe it was an issue with the work internet/computer.

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This last video didn't want to run very well. It stopped at about 1:13.

 

Hmmm. Never mind. It ran just fine at home. Maybe it was an issue with the work internet/computer.

 

I'm relieved to hear that. :)

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Kota, do you have translations of Nakaya pen craftsmanship? I remember seeing an episode of Made in Japan about Nakayas, but it was all in Japanese....

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Kota, do you have translations of Nakaya pen craftsmanship? I remember seeing an episode of Made in Japan about Nakayas, but it was all in Japanese....

 

I don't have the English version of Nakaya pen craftsmanship right now. I only have the Japanese one. I'm sorry to disappoint you, persco... :(

 

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I think I recognize some people from around here at the end of that video...

"One always looking for flaws leaves too little time for construction" ...

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I think the pen at about 10 minutes in is not an eyedropper.

 

Edit: 9:45 actually is where it starts

I think it is very much an ED filled pen with shutoff valve. at 10:45 he even fills the pen with a bulb fitted to a long nozzle(super capacity eye dropper!)

 

He lubes the shutoff piston holding shaft, holds the shaft with a plier, screws the knob on to the shaft etc...

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