Though the Nakaya Neo Standard in Kuro-tamenuri may appear black at first glance, upon closer inspection the red under-painted lacquer can be seen where the dark color "breaks" on the edges. As time goes by, the red color becomes more prominent. These pens age well and become more colorful as the years goes by. This is the opposite of planned obsolesence - an object that improves rather than has to be replaced.
The response to this design has been highly enthusiastic. One of our customers says, "This is the best shape that Nakaya has ever made."
Notice the long tapered tail of the barrel. The is a subtle and considered shape that is hand crafted from solid hard rubber. This is a full-sized pen that fits perfectly at the back of the hand with no need to post this cap on the end of the barrel.
The Neo Standard only comes in the Writer model with a clip, which allows the pen to be easily affixed to a shirt pocket.
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
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.