Nakaya Neo Standard Ascending Dragon 3

Nakaya's Tame-sukashi "Ascending Dragon" series has long been popular with pen aficionados, and the Neo Standard Ascending Dragon Version 3 adds yet another stunning finish to the collection. With a rich Aka-tamenuri backdrop and an intricate painting of a golden dragon underneath the layers of Urushi, this is a fountain pen with excellent attention to detail.

$1,600.00
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The subtle shape of this Nakaya Neo Standard fountain pen is revealed at the junction where the cap and the barrel meet. 

 
The fascinating feature of this pen is that the image literally "ascends" with use as the image of the dragon comes up as the pen is handled. In this slow process the owner's hand and everyday wear will give this pen the beauty of age. The dragon also appears to ascend along the length of the writing instrument.


Previous versions of the "Ascending Dragon" series have modeled the dragon in the likeness of ancient Chinese painting.This version, however, unveils a dragon more in line with Japanese culture and taste. The artist has painted a Magamata, or comma-shaped bead, on the dragon ball located on the pen's cap. On the gripping section the artist depicts the dragon's nail using Tomoe, or three comma-shaped figures in a circle. The design is harmonious, bringing multiple components together with similar elements.

 
The Neo Standard only comes in the Writer model with a clip, which allows the pen to be easily affixed to a shirt pocket. Here rhodium plating on the clip creates an interesting contrasts with the Aka-tamenuri finish. You can see the lighter underlayers of red already beginning to peek through on the end cap, and they will become much more prominent over time.
The Nakaya Neo Standard Ascending Dragon Version 3 fountain pen is available with your choice of solid gold 14k single-tone nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, or Extra Broad,with Fine Soft, Medium Soft, and Super Extra Fine nibs also available. The double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone. The larger tipped 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.

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.

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

Clip With Clip
Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 5.9"
Postable Not Postable
Barrel Length 4.5"
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 28.5 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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