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Which Japanese Pen Is Your Favourite, And Why?


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Hi Playtime, I see you here.

I like the one you sold- Danitrio Ban-Ei. It's a bit too medium for my taste so I'm thinking of grinding down to .25-.28mm.

 

I like Nakaya Portable Heki-tamenuri F nib. .28mm and it's more thinner than western EF and smoother and crispier.

 

Next future one, I'd like Dorsal Fin either V1 or V2 and Naka-ai.

I would love to have Dorsal Fin in Kuro-Tamenuri and Naka-Ai in Aka-Tamenuri.

Dorsal Fin remind me of Tando-short dagger.

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I'm sure Mr. Masuyama can grind it down to what you want:)

 

 

 

 

Hi Playtime, I see you here.

I like the one you sold- Danitrio Ban-Ei. It's a bit too medium for my taste so I'm thinking of grinding down to .25-.28mm.

 

I like Nakaya Portable Heki-tamenuri F nib. .28mm and it's more thinner than western EF and smoother and crispier.

 

Next future one, I'd like Dorsal Fin either V1 or V2 and Naka-ai.

I would love to have Dorsal Fin in Kuro-Tamenuri and Naka-Ai in Aka-Tamenuri.

Dorsal Fin remind me of Tando-short dagger.

"Writing is 1/3 nib width & flex, 1/3 paper and 1/3 ink. In that order."Bo Bo Olson

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That's a beauty!

Any other angled shots? I'm very tempted.

 

What nib is it?

 

Some more photos. Nakaya Dorsal Fin version 2 in aka-tamenuri with an italic B nib (0.55 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B-e-e-e-e-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l

 

I googled and found this beauty in Kuro-tamenuri along with Fin v1 in Aka-tamenuri.

http://www.relojes-especiales.com/foros/esenciales-y-revisiones/presentacion-de-mis-nakaya-dorsal-fin-1-y-dorsal-fin-2-a-316611/

 

It was in Spanish site, so I couldn't read but picture says it all.

I might just go for it.

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At 3 price points -

 

Pilot Metro - Wow what a pen at impossible to beat price. Seriously, this pen compares to pens that cost 10 times more. Nice grip section and high performing nib… no hard starts or skips...

 

Pilot Decimo - I much prefer this over its first cousin the Pilot Vanishing Point… both the smaller diameter grip size and the more flexible nib appeal to me. (although the nibs are interchangeable my decimo has more flex.)

 

Nakaya Naka-ai with left oblique broad extra- flex nib (only surpasses the Nakaya Deskpen due to portability)

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Living for my Pilot Custom 91 SF, Platinum Century 3776 Bourgogne F, Platinum Balance Cool Clear F, and all three of my Pilot Metros (2Ms and 1F)

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Danitrio

 

Cumlaude with a custom EF 14kt gold Masuyama tuned vintage nib

 

That's my favorite

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My most beautiful one, by far, is the Nakaya Cigar Heki-Tamenuri. Sadly, the nib (a medium flex) is not that great. Not too smooth, semi-flex at best.

 

My best writers: Pilot 823 Ambar, with a medium nib, which is the smoothest in my collection (and very juicy, as most Pilot nibs I've tried); and Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with WA nib (that thing writes like a dream).

 

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Pilot Custom 845 Black Urushi fitted with FA nib. Balanced, weighty, smooth writer, nice to look at!

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man

that he does not know until he takes up his pen to write.

Thackeray

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I have fallen for the Pilot Murex MYU 701 M-500BS Stainless Steel Black Stripe Fountain Pen (from about 1973). Pure design at it´s best.

 

There are also a few Nakayas I would love to own, but I´m afraid, I won´t be able to afford even one of those for the rest of my life.

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Well, many would qualify... I love my Hakase Sandalwood pen, as well as my Nakaya's. These two pens below have been in use for quite a long time Ruud

 

Hakase sandalwood

http://www.rhkoning.com/penpics/hakase/52230/hakase52230-and-takuta-pouch-at1000.jpg

 

 

Nakaya bamboo (note the lacquered clip)

http://www.rhkoning.com/penpics/nakaya/bamboo/nakaya%20bamboo%20closed%20@1200.jpg

That pouch is amazing! Wow!

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I have as hard a time picking one Japanese pen as a favorite as picking one American or English or French or Italian or German pen as a favorite. For the last few months though I have been using my Eboya pens more than any other ones from Japan but before that it was Sailor KOPs.

 

http://www.fototime.com/A0AEBF5D00147C2/medium800.jpg

But lately one of my Danitrio pens has been calling me.

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