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Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Aka-tamenuri

Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Aka-tamenuri

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Nakaya Piccolo Cigar fountain pen in Aka-tamenuri has become one of the most popular choices because of its color and pure shape. Hand turned from solid hard rubber rod stock, it is then lacquered in layers of bright red followed by multiple layers of natural urushi resin.

If simplicity is the highest form of elegance, this is it. Nakaya pens achieve greatness by virtue of their streamlined design, excellent materials, and flawless surfaces. The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar Aka-tamenuri is a study in striking, saturated colors, design simplicity in a compact model.

The urushi tradition is historic and profound in Japan, where lacquer ware has been used to coat utilitarian objects for centuries. This technique, though painstaking, gives this fountain pen its deep lustrous sheen and subtle color shift. Over time with use, the brighter red under-layer will become even more prominent. The older it is the more beautiful it will become.

Even though this is a more compact fountain pen than the other Nakaya models, it will fit comfortably in most hands.
The simple, elegant shape, with its turned tapered cap and smooth transition between the cap and barrel, is an exercise in restrained design.
The Nakaya Piccolo Cigar can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter. Nakaya pens 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, Left Oblique, and Architect's point 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.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics.

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