Nakaya Decapod Cigar Aka-Tamenuri TW

The unique torsioned shape of the Decapod Cigar Aka-tamenuri TW allows the red urushi to show through on the edge of each of the ten facets, breaking through with a burst of radiant color that becomes even more prominent with time.

$850.00
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† items currently on back order
Free nib set-up and optimization included.

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The Decapod has already been perhaps the most distinctive pen style developed by Nakaya, and this new pen literally gives the model an added twist.

As always, this Nakaya pen body is made from hand-turned ebonite hard rubber which is then layered with Urushi lacquer in the Wajima region of Japan. Ebonite is a strong and durable material - vintage fountain pens using this material have lasted for a hundred years and more. The ebonite used for Nakaya pen bodies is itself the product of an artisanal work process, and is hand created using natural materials harvested from the rubber gum tree.

The ten-sided decapod design is both distinctive and practical - the flat facets reduce the chances of this writing instrument rolling across a table. Each pen is handcrafted in meticulously exact fashion. Nakaya’s multi-thread barrel allows this pen to be quickly capped and uncapped, but not every thread will properly align the facets in the closed position - it may take more than one try to find a thread that will properly set the alignment.


The Nakaya Cigar Decapod TW can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges.


These 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.
 

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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