Nakaya Dorsal Fin Version 2 Ishime-Kanshitsu Suzu

One of the most sought-after of Nakaya's Dorsal Fin pens and only rarely available in stock, the Dorsal Fin Version 2 in Suzu-ishime finish utilizes a combination of urushi and silver-hued tin to create a textured, semi-metallic surface.


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The pen body is hand-turned from naturally harvested ebonite hard rubber, while the fins on the cap and barrel are created by applying multiple layers of natural urushi lacquer over a period of months. There is no way to hurry production of this pen - each process is a necessary step in the creation of the final product.



Note the detail in the surface finish. This pen 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.







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 31.2 g
Barrel Diameter 0.7
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