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Opinions On The Nakaya Desk Pen That I Have Ordered


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biancitwo, I'm sure you will find your Nakaya desk pen to be excellent, but in a different way from your Pelikans and Sailor. That is the wonderful thing about our obsession: fine quality pens of all types each have things about them that are unforgettable, but with each type this is a different quality. We appreciate each type of pen for what it does superbly well.

Precisely. That is why I carry five or six very different pens each day. I love the distinctiveness of each. The Pelikan M605, with the Pendleton Brown italic, is my favorite, but I enjoy characteristics of each. I am anxious to find the unique gifts of the Nakaya. It will have a Mottishaw italic like my OMAS, so I know it will write beautifully, though I trust less gushingly. Thank you for your comments. Insights from outstanding pen collectors enrich my experience and carry me till my next acquisition.

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...Thank you for your comments. Insights from outstanding pen collectors enrich my experience and carry me till my next acquisition.

And carry me it must. My Nakaya desk pen remains back ordered.

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My patience wanes. Last night I ordered a Pilot Custom 823, with broad nib, to assuage my impatience. Suppose it will work?

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I have two Nakayas, one a Heki Tamenuri and the other an Aka Tamenuri. They are wonderful pens, just like everyone said.

 

You will find the Pilot 823 great too, but it's a totally different pen (as you know). It might keep you entertained in the meantime because of its interesting fill mechanism.

 

Good luck!

 

Erick

 

Using right now:

Pelikan M101N "M" nib running Leonardo Officina Italiana Blue

Pineider La Grande Belleza Rocco "F" nib running J. Herbin 1670 Hematite Red

Pilot Custom 74 "F" nib running Waterman Green

 

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I love my 823, which has a medium nib. It hold so much ink that it takes me forever to empty it. I don't like the brown model that is available here in the US, so I bought a smoke version from a fellow-FPNer. The pen is absolutely reliable--a real workhorse.

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I don't have pictures on hand easily, but have quite a few on Instagram, I love my Nakaya! I own eight at this point -- and I'm strongly considering a ninth. Oddly, none in aka, which is unfortunate, it's a gorgeous color and often has a lot of depth.

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biancitwo, I'm sure you will find your Nakaya desk pen to be excellent, but in a different way from your Pelikans and Sailor. That is the wonderful thing about our obsession: fine quality pens of all types each have things about them that are unforgettable, but with each type this is a different quality. We appreciate each type of pen for what it does superbly well.

This is so true. Even some I use sparingly are exquisite in their way. I have been so fortunate. Virtually each one is special in at least one characteristic. I love each one I use. Those I dont use are few.

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The back ordered nib has arrived! My Nakaya Desk Pen in Aka Tamenuri is moving to Mottishaw's work bench. Yesterday morning I was past anticipation. Today I'm filled with it.

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Mottishaw's nib customization is done. It is now has a superb broad CI nib. Now if they would just put it in the mail this afternoon.....

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My Nakaya was posted with UPS Wednesday morning, July 25. It was still in LA at 11:54 that night. Now, the UPS tracking shows zero progress. Zero progress. Two days later, and zero progress. Infuriating!

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Mottishaw delivered it to UPS Wednesday morning. For four days, UPS tracking showed no progress. Today at noon, my Nakaya showed up in Chicago! It is getting closer!

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My first Nakaya arrived. It is much more beautiful than any photograph I have seen. I filled it with Kon peki and wrote all afternoon. It is bigger than I expected. Somewhere I read its measurements were similar to an M600. I must have misread. This pen is much larger in every dimension than an M600, not just the length. It is also much heavier. I had read how light pens of ebonite and urushi are. This pen has some heft. I have been fortunate in my pen choices. I regularly use and enjoy virtually all of them. But, this pen is special. It writes superbly. And, the workmanship and the urushi are flawless.

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I am very happy your pen arrived & has met your long awaited expectations!

 

I hope it will continue to delight you among your other enjoyed writers.

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My first Nakaya arrived. It is much more beautiful than any photograph I have seen. I filled it with Kon peki and wrote all afternoon. It is bigger than I expected. Somewhere I read its measurements were similar to an M600. I must have misread. This pen is much larger in every dimension than an M600, not just the length. It is also much heavier. I had read how light pens of ebonite and urushi are. This pen has some heft. I have been fortunate in my pen choices. I regularly use and enjoy virtually all of them. But, this pen is special. It writes superbly. And, the workmanship and the urushi are flawless.

 

I'm so glad you love it! I have a Naka-ai and I adore it. May your Nakaya bring you much continued joy.

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My only regret about my Nakaya desk pen is that it isn't easier to carry everywhere. It is truly a magnificent pen. Enjoy yours in good health, and take pauses in your writing just to drink in its beauty.

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My only regret about my Nakaya desk pen is that it isn't easier to carry everywhere. It is truly a magnificent pen. Enjoy yours in good health, and take pauses in your writing just to drink in its beauty.

You are correct. It is not made to carry easily, though it's beauty and writing makes you want to carry it. I must find a longer and more secure kimono. And, yes, I pause frequently while writing to simply feel and look at it. Thank you. And, continue enjoying yours.

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I am keen to try a Naka-ai, which has the taper of the desk pen and the peaked ends of the Piccolo, while being sufficiently shorter to be portable. Next up (after I have acquired the necessary funds).

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I have carried my Nakaya desk pen a couple of times. The kimono that came with it was made for shorter pens. It not very secure. Is anyone aware of kimonos, pen wraps, or sleeves long enough to accommodate a desk pen?

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When I carry my Nakaya Desk Pen around, I put it, in its kimono, in a Quiver double pen holder. It worked well when I used notebooks the size of, say, Rhodia Webnotebook, cos the Quiver's band fit that size notebook.

 

I also use a small safety pin to reduce the kimono's opening so the pen doesn't slip out. I can take the pen out without removing the safety pin, but the chances for the pen to slide out on its own -- that doesn't happen.

 

At last year's Pelikan Hub (pretty sure it was last year's), Pelikan gave the participates a similar kind of pen holder (a slot on a wide elastic band to slip over notebook covers), but this slot opens on both ends, unlike the Quiver...

 

Hold on. It'd be easier to get a photo of the Quiver....

 

Or the link, anyway: https://www.quiverglobal.com/pocket-double-pen-holder-for-notebooks-quiver/

 

Yeah. So I use the large double.

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