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Your First Nakaya


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From down to up (all w/o clips):

 

1. Long CIgar in aka-tamenuri, soft M nib, reground to FM/0.35 by John Mottishaw

2. Decapod in aka-tamenuri, M nib/ Rhodium platinated

3. Naka-ai Chinkin, "Housoge" Kikyo/Platinum, Soft M nib reground to FM/o.35 stub by John Mottishaw

 

 

 

The next one will be a Dorsal Fin 1 with an italic nib

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more pictures please this is my grail pen and hoping to get one on a trip to toyko in Sept

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My first was a decapod in aka-tamenuri, SF nib. Still not sure after all this time if I love the nib, and the pen is a little small. But every time I consider selling it, I think, oh, it's so pretty, and I ink it up, and can't imagine letting it go.

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First one! Nakaya Long Piccolo Aka Tamenuri with a Wisteria stopper :) My only regret was the SF nib. At first I really liked it but then the scratchiness got to me. Next time it'll be a SM or B.

 

http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/925044_1435409473399589_582681317_n.jpg

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First one! Nakaya Long Piccolo Aka Tamenuri with a Wisteria stopper :) My only regret was the SF nib. At first I really liked it but then the scratchiness got to me. Next time it'll be a SM or B.

 

http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/925044_1435409473399589_582681317_n.jpg

 

A beautiful pen! Congratulations! Katherine

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This is my first Nakaya--an unpolished shu, with BB nib stubbed to .7 and an 8/10 ink flow. I asked John Mottishaw to make the nib just a bit smaller than my all time favorite nib on my Pelikan m600 Factory medium.

 

My pen is a dream to write with-- I really can't imagine anything better than this!

 

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Katherine

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I've just made my first order from nibs.com! I cannot wait to get it here and try it, feel it, see it. lol

Below image is from nibs.com

http://www.nibs.com/www/WEBSITE%20PICS/Nakaya%20Pens/DorsalFins/Nakaya-Dorsal-Fin-V2-Cigar-Heki-Usushi-UnCapped.jpg

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I've just made my first order from nibs.com! I cannot wait to get it here and try it, feel it, see it. lol

Below image is from nibs.com

http://www.nibs.com/www/WEBSITE%20PICS/Nakaya%20Pens/DorsalFins/Nakaya-Dorsal-Fin-V2-Cigar-Heki-Usushi-UnCapped.jpg

 

A dorsal fin--beautiful! And the best thing is that when you get it, it won't be "just" a Nakaya, it will be YOUR Nakaya.

 

Katherine

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That brings me to my question, what was your first Nakaya? How did it turn out for you? Is there anything you would have changed, or done differently?

Congrats on your first two Nakayas.

Pictured below are my three.

 

1) Mini Decapod - Heki-tamenuri

2) Neo-Standard - Hairline black w/Mottishaw 0.5mm oblique nib

3) Karakusa tortoise shell - Chinkin

 

I do love these pens, yet the only thing I may have done differently is I would have ordered new like you have done.

That doesn't mean I love these any less though.

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~ Justifying pen purchases since 2013 ~

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My first Nakaya is a portable cigar with a clip. So far all I've had the nerve to do is take it out of its kimono and stare at it. I've put it in my shirt pocket a couple of times but don't feel comfortable having additional pens in my pocket. I guess I'm spooked about scratching the finish? When I purchased it I swore it would be the last one I buy. I'm conflicted, dammit!

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I've just made my first order from nibs.com! I cannot wait to get it here and try it, feel it, see it. lol

Below image is from nibs.com

http://www.nibs.com/www/WEBSITE%20PICS/Nakaya%20Pens/DorsalFins/Nakaya-Dorsal-Fin-V2-Cigar-Heki-Usushi-UnCapped.jpg

 

I've been eyeing a dorsal fin myself!

 

Does anyone know if Version 2 is meant to replace Version 1 or are they just two different styles?

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I've been eyeing a dorsal fin myself!

 

Does anyone know if Version 2 is meant to replace Version 1 or are they just two different styles?

 

2 different styles.

 

Version 1 has the dorsal fin on just the cap

 

Version 2 has the dorsal fin on the cap and body

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First one! Nakaya Long Piccolo Aka Tamenuri with a Wisteria stopper :) My only regret was the SF nib. At first I really liked it but then the scratchiness got to me. Next time it'll be a SM or B.

 

http://photos-f.ak.instagram.com/hphotos-ak-xap1/925044_1435409473399589_582681317_n.jpg

 

Beautiful pen! Nice Nock-ware. But the wisteria stopper is just stunning!

 

David

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This is my first Nakaya--an unpolished shu, with BB nib stubbed to .7 and an 8/10 ink flow. I asked John Mottishaw to make the nib just a bit smaller than my all time favorite nib on my Pelikan m600 Factory medium.

 

My pen is a dream to write with-- I really can't imagine anything better than this!

 

fpn_1405091535__0710141651_0001_0001.jpg

 

Katherine

 

You got it! If you had previously announced the arrival, I missed it. Congratulations! It's a gorgeous pen. It has a more matte finish than my unpolished shu. I prefer yours ... not that I dislike mine, you understand.

 

Use it in good health!

 

David

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My pen is a dream to write with-- I really can't imagine anything better than this!

 

Each time I take up mine I feel the same way. The nib is truly fantastic and pretty much perfect for me.

Écrire c’est tenter de savoir ce qu’on écrirait si on écrivait. – M. Duras

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Each time I take up mine I feel the same way. The nib is truly fantastic and pretty much perfect for me.

 

BMG, Yes--the pen gives a really special feeling. It feels so intimate and writes so well.

 

You got it! If you had previously announced the arrival, I missed it. Congratulations! It's a gorgeous pen. It has a more matte finish than my unpolished shu. I prefer yours ... not that I dislike mine, you understand.

 

Use it in good health!

 

David

 

Thanks David. I did get it! I asked for the brownest/brickiest shu they had at CFP. And congratulations on yours. The variation in the finish is part of what makes each pen so unique and expressive.

 

 

 

I want writing samples, people!! :) (especially stubs/cursive italics/soft nibs) everything is so beautiful!

 

Thanks! My handwriting is nothing special. I hope that my words are and my pen is a kind of muse. I use my pens mostly for creative writing purposes--though I love the art of calligraphy, I'm mostly an appreciator!

 

By the way, my second Nakaya, a piccolo writer in shiro tamenuri will arrive in August. I'm thinking about getting a music nib!

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