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Nakaya Long Cigar Araishu

Nakaya Long Cigar Araishu

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Araishu in Japanese translates from ""shu"" for red and ""arai"" for laundry. The meaning of the combined word suggests a red that has been washed to the extent that it is no longer red, but rather now a pale red. The acceptance of a quality that comes with time is a hallmark of Japanese language. In this case when we embrace the Nakaya Long Cigar in Araishu, we also embrace the passage of time.

The Nakaya Long Cigar Araishu fountain pen is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer. It comes 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 - consult our Nakaya Nibs page for details.

If simplicity is the highest form of elegance, this is it. Nakaya pens achieve greatness by virtue of their streamlined design, excellent materials, flawless surface, and saturated colors, and the Nakaya Long Cigar Araishu fountain pen is no exception.

These pens are hand turned from solid rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers of orange-red natural resins.

Orange has a long and interesting history in the world of pens. First seen on Waterman's hard rubber pens in around 1910, it became a famous color in the Parker Big Red, a ground breaking pen of the 1920's.

This not a pen you would store in a shirt pocket. Even with its long size, this writing instrument is extremely well-balanced in the hand. The softly rounded shape adds to its style and practicality, while the extra long gripping section on the Long model is very comfortable between the fingers.
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.

Nakaya 14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information.

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.

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. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.

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