Nakaya Desk Pen Sumiko

Merging classic style with a modern aesthetic, Nakaya Deskpens are one of the best examples yet of this company's ability to combine elegant form with exceptional functionality. These pens make a striking statement when placed in their matching holders.


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The Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is handcrafted from ebonite hard rubber and can be furnished with any of the standard range of Nakaya 14k nibs.

The Nakaya double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone.

With a matte black finish and streamlined shape, the Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is simulatenously understated and elegant. Multiple layers of Sumi charcoal ink are applied over a period of months to create the smooth dark surface of this pen.

Like all Nakaya urushi pens, each Desk pen is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber. The Sumiko surface is then cured and stabilized over a lengthy period. The natural substances used give this pen a warm, comfortable feeling almost like fabric in the hand. Sumi ink is a carbon based ink used in traditional Japanese brush painting. It is used here, combined with urushi lacquer, to achieve a deep rich matte black.
The Nakaya Deskpen is perfect for signing documents, addressing letters, or even as an everyday writer.

The long tapered barrel gives it excellent visual balance and the light weight renders it comfortable in the hand. A flat end cap lends to the aesthetic balance. 

Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available. The ruthenium-plated nib pictured here adds a modern, streamlined detail to the Sumi Black pen, although the full range of Nakaya nibs is available.

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

When the Nakaya Deskpen in Sumi Black is in uncapped position, it can be displayed in a matching deskpen stand, which is sold separately. Together the pair creates an elegant set that looks striking on any desk at home or work. 

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 in a process that requires a minimum of three to six months and often much longer.

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 7.8"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 7.7"
Barrel Length 6"
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 29.1 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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