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Nakaya Naka-Ai Shobu W/ Spencerian Nib


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I've been given a Nakaya Naka-Ai Shobu by a very generous and lovely friend and I've been told it's cleared customs. Hopefully it'll be with me on Friday but I couldn't contain my excitement so I figured I'd let you all know so you can be impatient with me ;) It'll have a Rhodium-plated clip and Mr Mottishaw's custom Spencerian-ground nib. It's gonna be cool.

 

A photo from Mr Mottishaw's website:

 

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r555/Josiah_Goldsmith/Nakaya-Naka-ai-Writer-Rhodium-Shobu-Capped.jpg

 

I'm so excited :D

 

Joe

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Wow nice! Gosh that friend must think a lot of you to warrant such a gift.

 

To be honest I myself am not very keen on Urushi lacquer pens as I feel you are paying a lot of money for a fancy bit of paint work rather then an improvement in the writing experience. I would personally prefer to buy e.g. a Pelikan M600 and a Parker Duofold using the money.

 

But do write a review on your new pen as it would be interesting to read the thoughts on what could be considered by some a Grail pen. It would also be interesting as from what I recall you relatively new to the crazy world of fountain pens.

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Yeah, relatively new. I've loved writing for ages but always hated ballpoints. I have more experience with dip nibs :)

 

Personally, I don't like Parkers and, much as I admire Pelikans, I don't love them. Nakaya was the pen company that first made me want a fountain pen, and I never dreamed I'd own one, so this is pretty amazing really :)

 

Thanks,

Joe

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Yeah, relatively new. I've loved writing for ages but always hated ballpoints. I have more experience with dip nibs :)

 

Personally, I don't like Parkers and, much as I admire Pelikans, I don't love them. Nakaya was the pen company that first made me want a fountain pen, and I never dreamed I'd own one, so this is pretty amazing really :)

 

Thanks,

Joe

 

I can only imagine the excitement you must have at the moment, I would be ecstatic if I was to receive one of my grail pens!

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Please pass on the address of your friend, don't know why but I think they could become my friend as well! ;)

Song of Solomon 4:12 ~ You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain Pen


Amber Italix Parsons Essential Fine Cursive Stub & Churchman's Prescriptor Bold Italic, Parker 25 F, Twsbi Mini EF, Platinum #3776 Bourgogne SF, Platinum Maki-e Kanazawa Mt. Fuji Med, Platinum President F, Platinum desk pen, Platinum PG250,


Summit 125 Med flex, Conway Stewart Scribe No 330 Fine flex, Stephens 103 F, Mock Blanc 146 F, Pelikan 200 with 14k EF nib, and a Jinhao 675. - I have also sent a Noodler's Ahab & Creeper to recycling.

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My friend's a very lovely person, but I'm not sure she'd want me passing her address on (sorry) ;)

 

By the way, I've also got a 3776 SF (like the one in your avatar) coming in the mail from the same lovely person :)

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1) Your friend is awesome.

2) Be wary of VAT.

1) She's awesome.

2) I know, I'm hoping it's low but don't mind paying whatever it is as the pen will still be very special to me no matter what I pay. I think it's about 20% on average so that would still be about £100 for a new Nakaya! :D

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It will be interesting to hear your impressions of the Nakaya compared to the 3776 as the 14k platinum nib is the one the Nakaya is based on. Obviously the construction and aesthetics of the Nakaya will be better, but how different is the writing experience?

Song of Solomon 4:12 ~ You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain Pen


Amber Italix Parsons Essential Fine Cursive Stub & Churchman's Prescriptor Bold Italic, Parker 25 F, Twsbi Mini EF, Platinum #3776 Bourgogne SF, Platinum Maki-e Kanazawa Mt. Fuji Med, Platinum President F, Platinum desk pen, Platinum PG250,


Summit 125 Med flex, Conway Stewart Scribe No 330 Fine flex, Stephens 103 F, Mock Blanc 146 F, Pelikan 200 with 14k EF nib, and a Jinhao 675. - I have also sent a Noodler's Ahab & Creeper to recycling.

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I'm not sure that'll be a fair test, as the nakaya has a needle-point rhodium plated flex nib and the platinum's a soft fine.

 

However, I will post comparisons between the two when they show up. I can't wait :)

 

Joe

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For what they are, Platinum 14k SF nibs are very nice. With no pressure the line is very thin and it gives a good bit of variation with a bit of pressure.

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Tracking says 'Arrived at post office' so it should be delivered either today or tomorrow :D

 

Unfortunately there won't be anyone home to pay customs this morning, but it means I can pick it up tomorrow (Saturday). I'm so excited!!! :D

 

Thank you wonderful friend! And thank you fellow enablers :)

 

Joe

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