Nakaya Portable Cigar Sumiko Palmet

Sumiko is a technique which involves mixing charcoal powder with Urushi lacquer. It can be used to create a matte finish which is extremely smooth to the touch. It can also be used to create motifs in raised relief, or with a textured surface. Once cured, the Sumiko finish is stable and does not stain.

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The Nakaya Portable Cigar Maki-e Sumi Palmet is available standard with solid gold 14k single-tone nib in your choice of tipping size.

The double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone.

With its soft matte finish and unique maki-e motif, the Nakaya Portable Cigar Sumi Palmet is an understated stunner.

Hand painted palmets grace the surface of this sleek, slender writing instrument. Palmets have their design origin in palm fronds, with the maki-e artist formalizing and stylizing these shapes. The subtle yet striking palmets add texture while the smooth matte black finish lends a contrasting tactile experience.

Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.


The Portable Cigar Sumi Palmet is a full-sized pen that will fit comfortably in most hands. The matte surface extends to the slightly tapered section, making for a unique writing experience. 

Painted onto both rounded end caps, the palmet motif bookends the entire fountain pen.



14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.


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 5.9"
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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