Nakaya Portable Writer Heki-tamenuri

Dressed in brownish-green tamenuri and a smooth, continuous shape, the Portable Writer in Heki-tamenuri is one of the classic Nakaya pen designs. The curving expanse of the Portable size showcases the layered Heki-tamenuri finish, which is further accented by the gold-plated clip.

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This Nakaya fountain pen is made of naturally harvested ebonite hard rubber which has been hand-turned and then is meticulously coated with urushi, a material made from the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree. The process of collecting the urushi and applying many layers of lacquer to this fountain pen requires time, traditional skills, and patience. 

As with all hand-painted Tame-nuri pens, the colors will vary slightly from pen to pen - no two will ever be exactly the same. With time, the outer dark layer will grow more transparent, allowing the Heki under-layer to show through.  The word tame in Japanese means little pool of water and nuri means painting.  So the pen's heki green surface is seen through the transparent layer, a "little pool of water". 

The Portable Writer in Heki-tamenuri can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens can also use Platinum brand top quality ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.

A gold pocket clip brings out this writing instrument's  warmth color and also serves as a built-in roll stopper.



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

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
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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