Nakaya Portable Cigar Kuro-tamenuri
Saturated with a signature rich black-red color from tip to tail, the smooth and slender Nakaya Portable Cigar Kuro-tamenuri fountain pen embodies extreme craftsmanship and sophistication. This full-size Cigar model, without clip, stands as the classic apex of simple clean lines. Nothing encumbers the appreciation of the urushi masters that created these colors.
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This Nakaya fountain pen is made of hard rubber or ebonite that is meticulously coated with multiple layers of urushi, a material made from the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree. The urushi tradition is historic and profound in Japan, where lacquer has adorned everything from wearable military gear, in part because it is light and very hard, to kitchen bowls as it withstands boiling water. The application technique, though painstaking, gives this fountain pens its deep lustrous sheen and subtle color shift.
As time progresses more of the pen's red underlayers will show through, creating a subtle yet ever-evolving color. The Nakaya can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use top quality Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.
Nakaya 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.
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.
Nakaya pens are individually handcrafted in a process that requires a minimum of three to six months and often much longer.
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|