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Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Shu Unpolished

Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Shu Unpolished

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Rich matte Unpolished Shu has long been one of the most popular of Nakaya's solid color finishes. This red color has a soft sheen carefully created by multiple applications of urushi lacquer. As always seems to be the case, the tapered lines of the Naka-ai seem to showcase this color as no other model can.

Designed by Nakaya master pen designer Shinichi Yoshida in collaboration with John Mottishaw, the Naka-ai, with its peaked ends and tapered body, combines many of Nakaya’s most distinctive design features in a single model. ""Naka-ai"" has the meaning of middle or in-between, and brings to mind the Middle Way of Buddhist practice with its emphasis on balance, integrity, and centeredness. Appropriately enough, the Naka-ai occupies a midway position between Nakaya's smaller Piccolo series pens and the longer desk pen.

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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