Nakaya Decapod Cigar Kuro-Tamenuri TW

The Decapod, with its ten facets, has already been the most distinctive pen style developed by Nakaya. This Kuro-tamenuri finish and the color shifts on the edges accentuates the form of this pen. 

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The Decapod TW shape is cut from a solid rod of sustainably harvested hard rubber and then coated first in many layers of shu (red) urushi followed by layers of tamenuri urushi lacquer resulting in one of the most remarkable color and shape combinations seen in any fountain pen. It is stunning to hold.

Dressed in a sleek, stealthy reddish-black finish, this writing instrument will take you for surprising and beautiful turns. The torsioned shape allows the dark red Urushi under the black to show through on the edge of each of the ten facets, and this red color will only become more prominent with time.

Functional as well as stylistic, the ten-faceted shape makes the Decapod Cigar TW less prone to rolling off of a desk than a perfectly cylindrical writing instrument would be. Ordinary pencils have used this design function for decades - it's even more useful in a writing instrument of this value and quality.

This pen is a pleasure to hold. Each pen is handcrafted in meticulously exact fashion. The smoothly reliable multi-thread barrel allows the cap and barrel to line up precisely on every other barrel thread.

The Decapod Kuro-tamenuri TW can be filled with bottled ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can use top quality Platinum brand ink cartridges as well.

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.
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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