The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Blue Wave features a motif in raised relief with a textured surface. Elegant black Urushi lacquer is combed with a wave-like pattern. Each individual pen requires a year or more to be produced.
The double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone.
The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Blue Wave Painting fountain pen exploits the skill of a master Urushi craftsmen to create a textured surface that is soft to the touch and engaging for the eye.
Nakaya mixes some albumen into Urushi lacquer to make stronger viscosity. A special comb-like tool is used to scratch the Urushi surface to express waves. Because they are done by a master's hand, each one is unique. But there is a consistency to the wave pattern. The fountain pen comes to life with its textured surface that almost massages the hand during use.
The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.
Without a clip, the simple form of the Piccolo carries the texture of this pen with elegance. Lines representing waves wash over onto the softly coned end caps.
Though the full range of Nakaya nibs is made available, the ruthenium-plated nib complements the sleek design etched into the black surface.
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.
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.
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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.