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Nakaya Naka-ai Cigar Ascending Dragon Ao-tamenuri

Nakaya Naka-ai Cigar Ascending Dragon Ao-tamenuri

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Previously known as the Blue Dragon, Nakaya's Naka-ai Cigar Ascending Dragon Ao-tamenuri fountain pen uses a unique blue-green Urushi lacquer color mix. The peaked ends and tapered body of the Naka-ai model provide a perfect backdrop for the winding dragon motif, as it appears to rise to the top of the pen in pursuit of the flaming pearl. The nature of the Tame-Sukashi technique is such that the longer the pen is used, the more the motif ""ascends"", becoming more and more evident.

In Tame-Sukashi technique, layers of clear, smooth Urushi lacquer are applied over a painted motif - it is similar to Tame-Nuri technique, in which lacquer is applied over a solid color. The underlying motif in Tame-Sukashi will become more promiment over time as the Urushi lacquer ages and becomes more transparent.

''Seiryu'' is one of four gods and protects the east direction. ""Seiryu"" means the ''Blue Dragon'' in Chinese. A flaming pearl is depicted on the gripping section.

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

The Nakaya Naka-ai Cigar Blue Dragon is provided 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.
14k nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, and Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex.
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.

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