Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 1 Nanohana-iro

The combination of a unique sand yellow finish with an expansive, angled shape sets the Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 1 in Nanohana-iro apart as a striking work of art and writing instrument. Multiple layers of urushi lacquer are applied over a period of months to create the raised cap fin - this is one of the most time-intensive procedures utilized by Nakaya and can take from six months to a year or longer to produce.

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As with all hand-made pens, colors will vary slightly from pen to pen - no two will ever be exactly alike. Nanohana-iro seems a particularly variable and nuanced color, ranging in tone from the drier desert yellow to a more yellow-green version at other times. This particular shade harkens back to a more vintage color scheme.



The single fin on the cap creates a silhouette much like that of a billowing sail. The Dorsal Fin Version 1 in Nanohana-iro is as much a bold architectural piece as it is a writing instrument.




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

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.


Measurements & Specifications

Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 5.9"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 6.8"
Barrel Length 4.7"
Section Diameter 0.5"
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Pen Weight 31 g
Barrel Diameter 0.7
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