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Nakaya Deskpen Sumi
Fountain Pen
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This is possibly the most understated fountain pen that we have ever come across.
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The long taper as well as the extended gripping section give this desk pen balance in the fingers.
Nakaya Desk Pen Sumi

Nothing is as difficult to do well as simplicity. It demands the highest level of craft as well as design. And nothing shows design as clearly as flat black. The Sumi finish urushi on this desk pen sinks into ones fingers like fabric.

Notice the precision with which the cap meets the barrel.

 

Sumi ink is a carbon based ink used in traditional Japanese brush painting. It is used here, combined with Urushi lacquer, to achieve a deep rich matte black.
Nakaya Desk Pen Sumi Cap

Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available - click here for details.

The Nakaya nib, imprinted Nakata, the family name of the manufacturer, is made of solid 14K gold.

Each of these nibs is suitable for our customization to extra flexible. The medium and broad tips can be customized by us into cursive italic, stub, or oblique points.

Price $760

(The rhodium plated nib seen below adds $40)

Nakaya Desk Fountain Pen in Sumi Finish

Although the desk pen can work well alone, it is beautifully complemented by the Sumi base and trumpet. The simplicity of this base matches the design of the pen. There is very little as satisfying as sliding this pen out of its holder, using it and sliding it back into a perfect fit.

Nakaya Desk Pen Stand in Sumi Finish Nakaya Desk Pen in Sumi finish
Single Pen Stand in Sumi Finish $550

To see what Nakaya nibs are available and compare them to other nibs that we offer, please click this link: TippingSizesPage

To see pictures of the range of Nakaya nibs that we offer, click this link: Nakaya Nibs Page

The heavy decorative rice paper, simple solid softwood shipping box, and fabric pouch make a lovely presentation for Nakaya Urushi pens. Sensible and elegant packaging have been a hallmark of Nakaya.
Nakaya Presentation Box www.nibs.com Decorative rice paper, a simple solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script, and a fabric pen "kimono" are all included with this pen, making it a lovely presentation item. Sensible and elegant packaging has long been a hallmark of the Nakaya brand.
 
 
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