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The Nakaya Naka-ai Writer
Kuro-tamenuri Fountain Pen

Available Exclusively Through Classic Fountain Pens

 
Kuro-tamenuri Fountain Pen
Designed by Nakaya master pen designer Shinichi Yoshida in collaboration with Classic Fountain Pen's John Mottishaw, the Naka-ai, with its peaked ends and tapered body, combines many of Nakaya’s most distinctive design features in a single model. "Naka-ai" has the meaning of middle or in-between, and brings to mind the Middle Way of Buddhist practice with its emphasis on balance, integrity, and centeredness. Appropriately enough, the Naka-ai occupies a midway position between Nakaya's smaller Piccolo series pens and the longer Deskpen - at 5 3/4 inches long when capped, this is a pen that will be a very comfortable fit for most pen users.
Kuro-tamenuri Fountain Pen
Like all Nakaya Urushi pens, each Naka-ai pen is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber, then sent to the Wajima region in western Japan for finishing with Urushi lacquer. Final assembly is then accomplished in Nakaya's offices in Tokyo and at the Classic Fountain Pens workshop in Los Angeles, where each nib is hand-tuned for the writing characteristics of the individual user.
Kuro-tamenuri Fountain Pen
Kuro-tamenuri Fountain Pen

The Naka-ai will be available in both the clipless Cigar version and in the clip-equipped Writer model. It can be furnished with any of the standard range of Nakaya 14k nibs: Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, and Extra Broad, with Fine Soft, Medium Soft, and Super Extra Fine nibs also available. Plated and two-tone nibs are also offered at added cost, as are rhodium, ruthenium, and rose gold plated clips.

These smooth-writing nibs are also well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information.

Price: $550

 

 
Customized designs and hand-painted kanji lettering will be available on a special order basis. Visit our Nakaya section to see the full range of nibs, colors, and options available.
Nakaya Presentation Box www.nibs.com Nakaya pens ship in a solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script and lined with decorative rice paper. A fabric pen "kimono" and starter box of Platinum brand cartridges are also included, making this pen a lovely presentation item. Sensible and elegant packaging has long been a hallmark of the Nakaya brand.
 
 

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