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A modest opinion: Pens are beautifuly crafted and this costs money. The problem comes when the nib adjustment is not perfect. B and M nibs may be almost forgiving but when it comes to F and XF nibs, the adjustment may be very critical and personal, and may ruin the whole pen, unless you don't plan to use but to store it. A Nakaya nib, if propperly adjusted is a real pleasure (as many others in the market) and perhaps this is the reason for acciquiring a Nakaya at their site or an authorized dealer known for its nib work proficiency, unless the buyer has MUCH experience or luck. The slightest tine misalignement in a F or XF nib can be disastrous and an awful scratchy nib is the result where this same nib, if aligned, may be buttersmooth. I think that they are not overpriced, but care has to be taken where they are bought, and if possible, try them first. But this happens also to many other very well known brands.

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beautiful collection Ruud, my question whether Nakaya is not overrated and overpriced.

 

Hello Dov, Nakaya is not cheap, but neither are Montblanc, or high end producers. I find the lacquer on the Nakaya pens absolutely beautiful, and so far I have had good experiences with their nibs. Everyday I use a Nakaya pen. I think that their possibility to personalize pens is working somewhat against them: it seems there is quite a bit of interest and on the other hand it takes time to answer such inquiries. Probably only a limited percentage of inquiries lead to firm orders, ie, the possibility for nakaya to recoup these costs. I vaguely remember reading once on their website that the minimum budget of a custom made pen is U$ 3000, but I cannot find that anymore, and lack of such a warning may lead to the expectation that adjustments to standard models can be relatively cheap.

I hope Nakaya will make a flat top once.

Ruud

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Here are two Platinums in my stable:

 

The larger one is a "Platinum Platinum", though mine has rhodium nib and not Platinum. (Thanks Dr. Ron, she is a beauty!). The smaller one is identical in almost everyway, but I have very little info on it...anyone care to help me with any info..

 

 

Platinum Platinum

 

 

Rick

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Nice pictures!!

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/3007273610_3f022f9615_b.jpg

 

I finally got a nice picture of the nib on my pen. Hope you can see the globe logo.

 

Dillon

Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.

Please send vial orders and other messages to fpninkvials funny-round-mark-thing gmail strange-mark-thing com. My shop is open once again if you need help with your pen.

Will someone with the name of "Jay" who emailed me through the email system provide me an email address? There was no email address provided, so I can't write back.

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Hi Phil

Your Togi-kiri Crab is really spectacular. The way they used the silver powder and the base to resemble an indian ink drawing is absolutely finely done. This is a pen for the eye, and knowing Nakaya nibs... also for having quite a pleasure in use...

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Hi Phil,

the Nakaya looks wonderful...

Do you have more pictures?

 

Mal

 

 

Remember kids...always shop within your means.   

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My Platinums are all indirect: 2 Kamakura pens, 2 Nakaya's. And one real Plat that Dov will recognize.

 

A Nakaya briar, to replace a Platinum briar that was snatched by a pickpocket on a train:

 

 

 

The Kamakura Pens Mikaeri Bijin and General Grant, based on the 3776:

 

 

 

 

 

The Nakaya "Cats with wool balls" from their special order section (a long cigar model to accommodate the picture):

 

 

 

Pics are not mine, I'm very clumsy with cameras, they are from the suppliers' websites.

 

There's also a Yaku Cedar pen, also 3776 based; no pic but looks like the Nakaya briar only lighter.

 

 

 

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Hi,

 

Here is my Platinum グラマー Glamour pen

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/3485408580_5aeae88711_o.jpg

 

It only uses International cartridges

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3484593035_de57a5b439_o.jpg

 

Even the nib is squashed to caricature proportions

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3485407358_846206a36b_o.jpg

 

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3485407132_46b944ab6d_o.jpg

 

Dillon

Stolen: Aurora Optima Demonstrator Red ends Medium nib. Serial number 1216 and Aurora 98 Cartridge/Converter Black bark finish (Archivi Storici) with gold cap. Reward if found. Please contact me if you have seen these pens.

Please send vial orders and other messages to fpninkvials funny-round-mark-thing gmail strange-mark-thing com. My shop is open once again if you need help with your pen.

Will someone with the name of "Jay" who emailed me through the email system provide me an email address? There was no email address provided, so I can't write back.

Dillon

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Here is a photo of three of my four Nakayas - on a black and white photo taken by my daughter when she visited Japan and was shown around the Old Town by Nakata-san!

Edited by Chris Chalmers

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Hi,

 

Here is my Platinum グラマー Glamour pen

 

<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/3485408580_5aeae88711_o.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

 

It only uses International cartridges

 

<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3484593035_de57a5b439_o.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

 

Even the nib is squashed to caricature proportions

 

<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3539/3485407358_846206a36b_o.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

 

<img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3485407132_46b944ab6d_o.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" />

 

Dillon

 

that jumbo pen is awesome

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Here are two pictures of my Piccolo Yellow tamenuri, SF nib (first posted with a review on the french forum here).

 

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/ElPelikano/Stylos/Yellow_tamenuri_1.jpg

 

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/ElPelikano/Stylos/Yellow_tamenuri_2.jpg

 

And two other classical Nakaya (with fingerprints on the red one's cap !):

 

http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/ElPelikano/2Nakaya.jpg

 

Jimmy

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How I didn't noticed this thread before???

 

Excuse the quality of the photo, but it was done with my first point-n-shoot.

 

Platinum President a fine nib as stiff as a nail that I ground to an italic (and now is in my rotations)

http://inlinethumb12.webshots.com/47563/2634082170105226730S500x500Q85.jpg

 

 

 

http://inlinethumb11.webshots.com/48714/2217937010105226730S500x500Q85.jpg

 

My beloved Long Cigar Writer Aka Tamenuri :wub: :wub: :cloud9:

 

http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/46991/2779776350105226730S500x500Q85.jpg

 

with "elastic" M nib

 

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/45539/2002244270105226730S600x600Q85.jpg

sonia alvarez

 

fpn_1379481230__chinkinreduced.jpg

 

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I LOVE Ruud's black one with raden trim. I'm a sucker for raden.

 

Actually, I love all these pens. They are gorgeous! :)

 

Guess I'd better get out the camera to show off my own beauties.

 

Debbie

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This is my platinum sterling fountain pen(Parker-cloned). This one should be made in 1950s.

 

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My contribution:

 

6 Nakayas, 1 Platinum.

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Uncapped. From left to right:

Portable Cigar in aka-tame nuri with BB nib, ground to CI by John Mottishaw

Piccolo Writer in kuro-tame nuri with B nib, ground to CI by John Sorowka

Portable Cigar in yakou maki-e hagi (clover) with "factory" BB stub nib

Portable Writer in tame-sukashi "black turtle" with music nib

Portable Writer in tame-sukashi "feather" with music nib

Platinum Izumo with B nib, ground to CI by John Sorowka

Piccolo Cigar shiro- tame nuri with soft fine nib

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I won't include a pic of my Platinum Preppy, but this might be of interest. ;)

 

Nakaya Cigar Portable, Aka-Tamenuri:

http://rudiphoto.net/img/s3/v39/p967942023.jpg

 

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My contribution:

 

6 Nakayas, 1 Platinum.

 

Elderberry, you have a lovely collection. I particularly like the Black Turtle. I have its cousin, the Red Bird, which is one of my favorite pens.

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