it is still stunning. Just simple elegance.
Congrats Richard on the full set! Glad to see beautiful gold-fish converter too.
And the Nakaya has some good company too.
Your pics are well-taken, showing the transparency of the urushi.
Try taking again with same setting (a little sharper focusing) in 6 to 9 months time, the aka-tamenuri may vary in shades.
Since you've the pen stand, did you not consider not getting without the clip?
I did not as I would like to carry mine around