Nakaya Decapod Cigar Kuro-tamenuri ST

The Nakaya Decapod Cigar Kuro-tamenuri ST fountain pen is a black pen with edges of red showing through the ten facets of the smooth urushi finish. The facets of this fountain pen follow from end to end in a long smooth curve. It is a shape that can be described by pure geometry except that it is subtly more complex. In the end it is the eye and the hand that this shape most satisfies.


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The Nakaya Decapod Cigar Kuro-tamenuri fountain pen is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer, and comes standard with your choice of solid gold 14k nib.

The Decapod is one of the most distinctive and instantly recognizable of the pen styles created by Nakaya. Uniquely well suited to Urushi finishing, the facets on these ten-sided pens allow the underlying color to be clearly seen.

With no clip this fountain pen has a form that is uninterrupted, making the subtle colors, texture, and shape most prominent.

The ten sided shape has another function. Because it is not round in cross section it is not likely to roll off a desk.
The Decapod gives facets an entire new meaning.


This urushi application appears to glow from within as the darker outer color "pulls back" from edges leaving an impression of inner light. This occurs on every edge of this pen, so the faceted models exhibit many opportunities for this effect. The urushi lacquer acts something like a ceramic glaze, emphasizing the form. 


The ends of this pen are beveled to finish the facets. This provides a rounder edge, more likely to wear evenly. 

Nakaya 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flexibility.

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 and take months to arrive. 
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

Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 5.9"
Postable Not Postable
Barrel Length 4.3"
Section Diameter 0.41"
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Pen Weight 22 g
Barrel Diameter 0.6
To order this pen with personalizations such as roll stoppers, zogan inlays, and custom kanji calligraphy, please click here.
Minimum production time for personalized pens is usually four to six months, and a nonrefundable sixty percent deposit is required.
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