Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Negoro Nanohana-iro

Many of Nakaya's special edition pens use unique combinations of technique which defy easy categorization by the traditional standards of Maki-e art. As always, Nakaya seeks to stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved both on and with a fountain pen.

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Nakaya's intentionally distressed Negoro pens have proven highly popular with pen aficianados. The version seen here is in yellow-green Nanohana-iro.

The Negoro process exemplifies the Japanese concept of "Wabi-Sabi," in which the aesthetic value of objects is considered to increase with use and wear. The carefully placed "cracks" engraved onto the barrel, cap, and even gripping section of this pen take this idea to a logical extreme.

The Negoro weathering process is particularly painstaking and time-consuming - production of these pens usually requires six months or more.

The Nakaya Cigar Piccolo Negoro Nanohana-iro can be furnished with any of the standard range of Nakaya 14k nibs.
The Nakaya double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone.

These smooth-writing nibs are also well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.

Please note that Nakaya has changed the hue of this finish. As with all Nakaya colors, the exact hue of each hand-finished pen may vary slightly - no two will ever be exactly the same.

Nakaya pens ship in a solid softwood shipping box decorated with Japanese Kanji script and lined with decorative rice paper. A fabric pen kimono and starter box of Platinum brand cartridges are also included, making this pen 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

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
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