Shown here is a Dorsal Fin 1 in Heki Tamenuri from my available group of 11 Dorsal Fin 1's and 6 Dorsal Fin 2's (see final 2 pictures below). Dorsal Fins are among Nakaya's most popular models and if you have checked you know that the exclusive US dealer has not a single Dorsal Fin in stock.
Dorsal Fins take an extensive amount of hand work, as the fins are not carved or machined in any way. Rather, they are built up from layer upon layer of urushi. The Dorsal Fin 1 measures approximately 150 mm long capped and 143 mm long uncapped. The section is a bit longer than most Nakaya models, which many people find very comfortable. The model is chunkier than most Nakaya models, with a barrel diameter of 17 mm just above the threads and a section diameter that tapers from 13 to 12 mm.
This cartridge converter filled Dorsal Fin has a 14K gold nib in Broad Cursive Italic done by John Mottishaw. If you like the pen but not the nib, let me know and I will see if I can switch nibs between pens to provide a different size nib you might prefer. The pen has been lightly used and is of course accompanied by boxes, kimono, and cartridges.
$1600 plus $30 Priority Insured shipping within US
Shipping outside US may be available at cost. Please inquire
Want a Dorsal Fin in a different finish? Pictures below show my other Dorsal Fin 1's (top) and Dorsal Fin 2's (bottom).
Pricing and detailed photos available upon request.