Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Housoge Kuro-tamenuri Charcoal

The base color of the Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Housoge Kuro-tamenuri Charcoal fountain pen is treddish-black urushi layered over and engraved with the Housoge design, This is then filled with a matte black charcoal.

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The Piccolo is the one of the shortest of the Nakaya urushi pens. The name Piccolo comes from the smallest of the woodwind instruments. Shown here is the Piccolo Housoge Cigar (No Clip) in Kuro-tamenuri with the black charcoal inlay.

An artist engraves a motif using the unique "Chinkin" technique on the Kuro-tamenuri urushi lacquer surface.

It is just big enough to fit easily in the hand without posting the cap. 

"Housoge" is a flower in the imagination; a blossom in paradise. Similar to the Palmet flower, it is assumed to be a magnificent flower pattern, and  a kind of typical arabesque pattern of the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Japanese Tenpyo period.
This simple elegant shape, with its turned tapered pyramidal cap and smooth transition between the cap and barrel, is an exercise in spare design.

Hand engraving extends from the barrel and cap to the gripping section, adding a tactile property to the feel of the pen between your fingers.


The Nakaya nib, imprinted Nakata, the family name of the manufacturer is made of solid 14K gold. Each of these nibs is suitable for our customization to extra flexible. The medium and broad tip can be customized by us into cursive italic, stub or oblique points.
The heavy decorative rice paper, simple solid softwood shipping box and fabric pouch make a lovely presentation for Nakaya urushi pens. Sensible and elegant packaging have been a hallmark of Nakaya.

Measurements & Specifications

Cap Type Threaded
Closed Length 5.1"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 6.3"
Barrel Length 3.7"
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 20.6 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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