After travelling a week or so, the Long Cigar Nakaya reached its ‘new country’ where it already earned some fans. The first one was the custom officer who never taxed such a FP. “Is it gilded,” he asked? “It’s lacquered,” I answered shortly. “I see,” he said, and took the money (24% + 3,7% of the price).
As for me, opening the wooden box I remained voiceless. The rip sour-cherry-like color is so beautiful that I could never imagine. I admired it, I fingered, I caressed, I smelt it. I found it hard to believe. Finally I inked it with some yama-budo and I tested the nib. Precisely what I wanted: a smooth soft M-F nib, perfect for a fast, small writing like mine’s. Indisputably, it was masterfully customized.
Should I add that I never had a so pleasant experience while buying pens? Yes. You all deserve my sincere gratitude for this.
Best wishes from Romania,