Nakaya Portable Cigar String Rolled Heki-tamenuri

This is the smooth and slender Nakaya Portable Cigar. These pens are hand turned from solid rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers contrasting colored natural resins. 

String-wrapping is a highly developed craft with a centuries-old history in Japan, and Platinum, the parent company of Nakaya, created string-wrapped pens as far back as the 1930's and 40's. When utilized on hand-finished urushi ebonite pens such as the Portable Cigar String-Rolled in Heki-tamenuri seen here, the result is an object which is both a work of collaborative art in its own right, as well as an eminently practical and versatile writing instrument.

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The double-slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated and two-tone nibs.

Over time the greenish underlayer will become brighter on the Heki-tamenuri finish. The string wrapping complements the urushi. 

The Portable Cigar is a full but not over-sized pen that will be a comfortable fit for most users. 

Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled ink using the provided converter and can also usePlatinum brand cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available. Nakaya's hand-painted Pen Pillows and Pen Stands are enjoyable add-ons with any clipless Cigar-style pen.

Nakaya's solid gold 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex and John's noted Spencerian modification.

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 5.9"
Postable Postable With Caution
Posted Length 6.5"
Barrel Length 4.2"
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 21.9 g
Barrel Diameter 0.6
To order this pen with personalizations such as roll stoppers, zogan inlays, and custom kanji calligraphy, please click here.
Minimum production time for personalized pens is usually four to six months, and a nonrefundable sixty percent deposit is required.
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