With its distinctive facets and torsioned shape, the Nakaya Decapod Writer TW in Toki-tamenuri takes the already unique Decapod model to a whole new level. The facets beautifully showcase the pinkish Toki-tamenuri finish, as the under-layers breaks through at the edges.
With time and use the underlying Toki color will become even more prominent. This is an excellent choice for those who covet the now discontinued Shiro-tamenuri finish, as it features a similar brown over-layer with a slightly warmer result, and is sure to become one of the most popular finishes in the Nakaya repertoire.
As with all Nakaya urushi pens, each Decapod Writer TW is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber, then sent to the Wajima region in western Japan for finishing with urushi lacquer. Colors will vary slightly from pen to pen - no two will ever be exactly alike. "Toki" refers to the Japanese Crested Ibis, a bird once abundant in Japan but now on the verge of extinction. Covered with a veil of pinkish-white feathers, this bird is a Japanese treasure, and a model on which the under-layers of the Toki-tamenuri finish are based.
Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand top quality ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.
Decorative rice paper, a simple solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script, and a fabric pen "kimono" are 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. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
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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.