The Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is handcrafted from ebonite hard rubber and 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.
The Nakaya double slitMusicnib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone - consult our Nakaya Nibs page for details.
Our price $950 ($1000 with ruthenium-plated nib pictured)
With a matte black finish and streamlined shape, the Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is simulatenously understated and elegant. Multiple layers of Sumi charcoal ink are applied over a period of months to create the smooth dark surface of this pen.
Like all Nakaya Urushi pens, each Naka-ai pen is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber. The Sumiko surface is then cured and stabilized over a lengthy period. The natural substances used give this pen a warm, comfortable feeling almost like fabric in the hand. 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.
At a closed length of 7.8" and a weight of 27 grams, this is a long but comfortable pen. The Nakaya Deskpen is perfect for signing documents, addressing letters, or even as an everyday writer.
The long tapered barrel gives it excellent visual balance and the light weight renders it comfortable in the hand. A flat end cap lends to the aesthetic balance. You can see the nuanced texture of the Sumi in the detail at left.
14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information.
The ruthenium-plated nib pictured here adds a modern, streamlined detail to the Sumi Black pen, although the full range of Nakaya nibs is available.
When the Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is in uncapped position, it can be displayed in a matching deskpen stand, which is sold separately. Together the pair creates an elegant set that looks striking on any desk at home or work. Our price for this special Sumi stand made using the same time-intensive process as the pen itself is$550. For more images of the deskpen stand in Sumi Black, click here.
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.
Nakaya pens are individually handcrafted in a process that requires a minimum of three to six months and often much longer. Consult our Nakaya Availability Chart, updated weekly, to see which pens we currently have in stock and available for immediate shipment, or simply to browse for pens by finish or motif.
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
Measurements and Specifications - Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black
ebonite and Urushi
Nakaya pens use Platinum brand ink cartridges and converters
Customer Reviews - Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black
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