Nakaya Portable Writer Awai Murasaki-iro

The Nakaya Portable Writer in Awai-murasaki finish has a fresh and organic appearance - highly appropriate in a pen created from sustainably harvested ebonite hard rubber and natural urushi lacquer. These pens are made by many hands in colaboration -- rubber harvesters, rod makers, cap and barrel turners, urushi lacquer artists and of course, nib makers. 

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With a hue resembling that of a blackberry smoothie or dark grape, this is a pen that seems a perfect companion for jotting down recipes, writing in a journal, or composing poetry. Each pen body is hand-turned at the Nakaya workshop in Tokyo, then sent to the Wajima region on the west coast of Japan for finishing in Urushi lacquer.

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

The Awai-murasaki Portable Writer seen here sports the rhodium plated nib and clip, keeping it cool.

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

Clip With Clip
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 24.6 g
Barrel Diameter 0.6
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