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Produced in just 300 pieces worldwide, the Platinum Pens Izumo Yagumonuri fountain pen celebrates the restoration of a historic Buddhist shrine in Izumo province, Japan. Colored powders and Urushi lacquer are used to depict a sea of clouds, the symbol of Izumo. We have managed to secure a very small number of these pens for our customers. Available with your choice of Platinum President 18k nib in Ultra Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad, the Izumo Yagumonuri retails for $1200, with our price $960.
Among the many terrific writing instruments currently offered by Waterman, the quadrangular Exception Slim is one of the true stand-outs. Don't let the word "slim" deceive you - slim only in comparison to the generously-sized Exception standard series, the Exception Slim is a full-sized pen that will be a very comfortable fit for most users. Currently in stock in Fine or Medium, and with pens in Extra Fine, Broad, and stock Stub on the way, the Exception Slim pens in Slim Black Gold, Slim Black Silver, and Slim Blue retail for $405 each, with our price $324.
Our first shipment of the Nakaya Naka-ai Cigar in Shiro-tamenuri sold out in less than 24 hours - more have been ordered, but expect a long wait, as demand for Nakaya's hand-crafted Urushi pens has been far outstripping supply. But while the fountain pen is already on back order, we have Ballpen versions of the Shiro-tamenuri pen available in both the clipless Cigar and with-clip Writer versions. The price for these pens, which use standard Parker refills, is $600 each. See our Nakaya Ballpen page for more information, and don't forget to consult our Nakaya Availability Chart for information on pens currently in stock...
Also new from Nakaya, the Portable Cigar in sky blue Ama-iro is a study in gentle, subtle beauty. The minimalist design of the Portable model offers a wide canvas for this lush pastel color, which is accented by the solid gold rhodium-plated 14k nib. Available with the standard range of Nakaya nibs in sizes ranging from Super Extra Fine to Extra Broad, the Portable Cigar in Ama-iro as seen here sells for $700.
In preparation for the introduction of new models later this year, Montegrappa has been winding down production on some now-classic pen styles. Besides the already discontinued Espressione, production has also ended on the Emblema, Miya, and Privilege Deco lines as well. We have very small numbers of all these pens still remaining in stock, after which there will be no more. Our prices start at just $260 for the classic Espressione Blue...see our Montegrappa section for more details.
Parker provides its own unique offering among the many pens now available in matte black finish with the new Premier Monochrome Black. Classic Parker styling is combined with the contemporary cool of matte black finish and ruthenium trim to create a timeless and elegant design. Available with ruthenium-plated 18k solid gold nib in Fine or Medium, this pen retails for $430, with our price $344.
Since being introduced two years ago, Nakaya's smooth finish Dorsal Fin pens have proven so popular that production has not been able to keep up with demand - pens rarely remain in stock, and customers wishing one of these pens in any finish usually have to pre-order. However, we have just received a small number of Dorsal Fin version 1 pens in smooth Matte Black finish which have not been pre-ordered and are available for immediate sale. Prices for these pens start at $900, or $950 with the recommended ruthenium-plated nib...
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before shipping. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
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