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Nakaya Long Cigar Heki-tamenuri

Nakaya Long Cigar Heki-tamenuri

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Regular price $706.00 USD
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With its long, sleek shape and earthy brown-green finish, the Nakaya Long Cigar Heki-tamenuri fountain pen represents simple elegance. These pens are hand turned from solid rod stock, then lacquered with multiple layers of natural urushi.

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

This Nakaya fountain pen is made of hard rubber or ebonite that 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 takes three months to complete. The Urushi tradition is historic and profound in Japan, where lacquer ware has adorned utilitarian objects for centuries. Though painstaking, the technique gives this fountain pen its deep lustrous sheen and subtle color shift.
A subtle color shift occurs on each new pen. As the pen ages with careful handling, more of the bright green undercolor will emerge.
This is not a pen that you would carry in your pocket. Besides being clipless, it would extend above the lip of most pockets. As its name implies, the Nakaya Long Cigar Heki-tamenuri fountain pen is longer than many writing instruments yet achieves excellent balance in the hand.
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.
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.

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