Nakaya Long Cigar Ascending Dragon Heki-tamenuri

The Nakaya Long Cigar Ascending Dragon in Heki-tamenuri is actually an intriguing multi-finish pen. While most of the motif is realized in the same dark red Aka-tamenuri finish familiar from the Long Cigar Ascending Dragon Aka-tamenuri, Heki-tamenuri finish applied near where the cap and barrel meet provides dark green highlights.

$1,500.00
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In Tame-Sukashi technique, layers of clear, smooth Urushi lacquer are applied over a painted motif - it is similar to Tame-Nuri technique, in which lacquer is applied over a solid color. The underlying motif in Tame-Sukashi will become more promiment over time as the Urushi lacquer ages and becomes more transparent.

The underlying layers of Aka-tamenuri and Heki-tamenuri will grow brighter as the topmost layers of clear Urushi lacquer mature. Recently finished pens often have an almost opaque appearance, but the underlying dragon motif will grow more and more prominent as time progresses.


The Heki-tamenuri highlights can be seen most clearly on the threads. Produced utilizing time intensive Tame-sukashi technique, each pen usually requires a minimum of six months (and often much more) to be produced.


The Long Cigar Ascending Dragon Heki-tamenuri is provided with solid gold 14k single-tone nib in your choice of tipping sizeThe double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone.
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Nakaya pens ship in a solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script and lined with decorative rice paper. A fabric pen "kimono" and starter box of Platinum brand cartridges are also included, making this pen 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. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.

Measurements & Specifications

Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 6.6"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 8.1"
Barrel Length 4.8"
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 23.1 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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