Nakaya Portable Writer Housoge Kikyo Platinum
This Nakaya is hand turned from solid hard rubber rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers blue urushi. The the platinum-on-blue Housage hand engraving technique is employed to create the traditional vine-and-flower motif which covers not only the cap and barrel, but also the gripping section.
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Shown here with the white metal rhodium-plated clip (writer) and two-tone nib, the crisp contrasting colors beg to be touched. Its base color is "Kikyo" (Blue), with platinum dust applied in a transparent lacquer. The artist engraves this motif using the unique "Chinkin" technique developed in the town of Wajima.
The word Housoge has the connotation of a "flower in the imagination," as in a blossom in paradise, a concept dating from the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Japanese Tenpyō period.
The Housage is also available in the "Long" or "Piccolo" models and without a pocket clip. These pens are made one at a time and usually require months for delivery.
The solid gold 14K nib is imprinted proudly with "Nakata," the family name of the Nakaya Pen Co.
Measurements & Specifications
|Postable||Postable With Caution|
|Cartridge Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Ink Capacity||1.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||24.6 g|