View Full Version : Nakaya Nib & Feed ~ Old compared to New

January 3rd, 2015, 12:30 AM
So I was doing some pen cleaning tonight and 2 of them were Nakaya's. One was the old style nib/feed & the other was the newer style. I pulled them to give them an extra good cleaning and figured it was a good opportunity to get some pictures and show whats different and why they can't be swapped.

The pic below shows the new feed/nib on the left and old feed/nib on the right. You can see the difference in the nibs but also in the feeds. The newer feed now has "shoulders" to help stabilize the nib, or at least thats my thought.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac10/thevaporcafe/544F156A-A69E-40D9-9B16-35059858CF4E_zps0k9zka8w.png (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/thevaporcafe/media/544F156A-A69E-40D9-9B16-35059858CF4E_zps0k9zka8w.png.html)

The pic below shows the new section that is smooth all the way around the inside. This allows you to rotate the nib/feed or insert it any way it happens to line up when you insert it. Something I thought was nice if you decide to get a Kanji on the section. Now the artist does not have to make it alight perfectly with the nib since you can simply rotate the nib to have it line up.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac10/thevaporcafe/20349296-F8AD-44B4-92B6-062C0637F557_zpsojxs5azb.png (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/thevaporcafe/media/20349296-F8AD-44B4-92B6-062C0637F557_zpsojxs5azb.png.html)

The pic below shows the old section that has a cutout for the nib to fit. You can see the inner lip where it opens up to allow the nib to fit in a set space. It is also slightly smaller in diameter than the new one. If you insert an old nib/feed into a new style section it sits very loose and won't secure itself.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac10/thevaporcafe/8F85CC94-E092-43B1-AC54-8C9AD2F3D67B_zpsiuubrky7.png (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/thevaporcafe/media/8F85CC94-E092-43B1-AC54-8C9AD2F3D67B_zpsiuubrky7.png.html)

Last pic below is of the feeds. Old feed on the left and new feed on the right.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac10/thevaporcafe/F88A6ACD-DB65-4746-AA1B-24C418CBCAB7_zps9bmhbejd.jpg (http://s880.photobucket.com/user/thevaporcafe/media/F88A6ACD-DB65-4746-AA1B-24C418CBCAB7_zps9bmhbejd.jpg.html)

So thats my FYI post.

Tony Rex
January 3rd, 2015, 01:01 AM
Mighty helpful thread. Good on you mate.

More pics on the old thread http://fpgeeks.com/forum/showthread.php/5434-Nakaya-Nib-Feed-Old-Vs-New-Found-Out-!?p=60132&viewfull=1#post60132


January 3rd, 2015, 01:17 AM
I just took another pic to update it.

Thanks Tony !