Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Ishime-Kanshitsu Midori
The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Ishime-Kanshitsu Midori fountain pen is a pleasure to hold and touch. The stone-finished surface has just the right combination of smooth and textured finishes.
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The name Piccolo comes from the smallest of the woodwind instruments, and in true form the Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Ishime-Kanshitsu Midori fountain pen is one of the shortest of the Nakaya Urushi pens, yet still maintains excellent balance in the hand.
This Nakaya fountain pen is made of a Stone Finish urushi, a material made from the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree. The process of collecting the Urushi (sap) and applying many layers of lacquer to this fountain pen takes three months to complete. The craftsman sows Urushi powder onto the body, which makes a lot of grains on the surface due to surface density. After settled, he varnishes the body with lacquer several times to make the body harden. He sharpens these grains with charcoal and finishes with a lacquer. It is truly an artistic craftsmanship to decorate a stone-like appearance on a pen true to its name ('Ishi" means a stone in Japanese).
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.
14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.
Measurements & Specifications
|Postable||Postable With Caution|
|Cartridge Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Ink Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||20.6 g|