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Nakaya Portable Cigar Maple Leaves
On the Nakaya Portable Cigar Maple Leaves fountain pen, colors rise up out of the deep black of the laquered base coat. Maple leaves are one of the most popular motifs used in traditional Maki-e.
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Nakaya Pen Company has created the Maki-e Maple Leaves fountain pen by using a technique of applying firm Urushi lacquer on top of the traditional Urushi lacquer.
The detailed lacquer introduces a texure on top of the glossy lacquer base. After drawing the motif using urushi lacquer, the craftsman rubs colored urushi onto the motif as it begins to set. Then the colored urushi is carefully polished and rubbed with Shu-ai urushi over the pen once more. Lastly, the craftsman creates veins by applying light colored urushi with a brush. All of this is then carefully and meticulously polished as the final step.
This pen is beautifully crafted in a design with lasting resonance. This is Maki-e of the highest order.
The Nakaya nib is imprinted with "Nakata," the family name of the manufacturer, and is made of solid 14K gold.Each of these nibs is suitable for our customization to extra flex. The medium and broad tips can be customized by us into cursive italic, stub, or oblique points.
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|