With its light-weight feel and unique style, the Nakaya Kago-amime Wakakusa-iro fountain pen employs ancient basket weaving techniques and fuses them with a modern color and shape. Vivid bright green pops against a mesh black overlay.
In 1924 Platinum, Nakaya's parent company, produced a pen called "Tou-amime" which was made of rattan tubes woven in a basket pattern over the cap and body. Nakaya's Kago-amime fountain pen replicates this look but uses black shaved bamboo instead of rattan to produce the intricate mesh weave. This is laid on top of ebonite which is painted with a yellow-green Urushi lacquer. Even with its innovative look the Kago-amime pen remains true to Nakaya's tendency to favor materials found in nature.
This is a fairly lightweight mid-size pen that will be a comfortable fit for most users. It most closely resembles the Piccolo model in terms of size and weight, although it assumes a very different shape with its cylindrical cap and barrel, along with its flat cap ends. Please note that Nakaya will only be making this pen model available with the basket weave technique seen here.
Nakaya 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.
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.