Nakaya Briarwood Deep Gloss

With its rich polished finish and dark brown color, the Nakaya Briarwood Deep Gloss fountain pen is perhaps the most luxurious of the Briarwood Collection pens. Gold trim rounds out the elegance of this upscale yet practical writing instrument. A smooth black non-threaded section is perfectly tapered and provides a comfortable grip for most users.

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The time-intensive process of applying multiple layers of clear Urushi lacquer over briarwood gives the Deep Gloss version its powerful sheen. As with many objects made to last a very long time, this wood material will only grow richer with use.


Mahogany swirls are interspersed with darker parts of the wood grain, giving the color a beautiful depth. The gold cap band reads "Nakaya Fountain Pen Japan".

The Briarwood Deep Gloss is a durable and well-designed cartridge-converter pen. With its easily removable Snap cap, the tight seal keeps ink fresh longer without drying out.

These smooth-writing 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.


Decorative rice paper, a simple solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script, a starter box of Platinum ink cartridges, 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.


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. 

Measurements & Specifications

Clip With Clip
Cap Type Snap
Closed Length 5.7"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 6.3"
Barrel Length 4"
Section Diameter 0.4"
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Pen Weight 29.4 g
Barrel Diameter 0.5
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