A pen with a twist.

They say a twist keeps things interesting. “They crash landed on…Earth.” “He was dead all along.” “The dolphins did it.”

If it works for stories, it works for pens.

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Nakaya’s Decapod Twist displays the kind of craftsmanship that makes eyes widen in wonder. How did they do that? Does it hurt? Can you eat it?

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The heki-tamenuri finish, with the spring green bright and fresh against reddish brown, emphasizes each line and thread, making the twist stand out even more. (Heki-tamenuri has natural variations. See Karlo’s Naka-ai beside this one.)

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The pen has a “broad stub” or, more accurately, a broad nib ground into a medium-width stub.

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This width means the pen can be a daily note-taker. And why shouldn’t it come out to play everyday? Urushi was meant to protect, not just decorate. For all its aesthetic appeal, this pen is built to be used.

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My regular guests will notice that even the pictures have been given a twist, in honor of the subject matter. :) Pictures edited with Repix, one of my new favorite iOS apps.

 

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