Nakaya Portable Cigar Ishime-Kanshitsu Silver
This Nakaya Portable Cigar is a tour-de-force in texture and material artistry. Sterling silver particles are bound into the surface urushi matrix then polished to smooth, flatten and reveal the silver sheen. These pens are hand turned from solid rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers of natural resins. With its textured stone-like finish and sleek silver color, the Nakaya Portable Cigar Ishi-me Kanshitsu Suzu fountain pen achieves greatness by virtue of its streamlined design and flawless surface.
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This is an understated version of silver - perfect for someone who gravitates towards silver jewlery or watches yet wants more of a subtle sheen.
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 creates a grainy surface. After it has settled, he varnishes the body with lacquer several times to make the body harden. He sharpens these grains with charcoal and finishes with a silver lacquer. It is truly an artistic craftsmanship to decorate a fountain pen with a stone-like finish - "Ishi" translates as "a stone" in Japanese.
This is a mid-size pen that fits comfortably in most hands. The texture is a delight to the touch, and it continues all the way to the gripping section for a unique writing experience.
Measurements & Specifications
|Postable||Postable With Caution|
|Cartridge Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Ink Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||21.9 g|