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Nakaya Portable Writer Aka-tamenuri

Nakaya Portable Writer Aka-tamenuri

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If simplicity is the highest form of elegance, this is it, the smooth Nakaya Portable Writer (with clip) in Aka-tamenuri. As unadorned as this full-size pen is, it achieves greatness by virtue of its shape, materials, surface and color.

The Urushi tradition is historic and profound in Japan, where lacquer ware has adorned utilitarian objects for centuries. This technique, though painstaking, gives this fountain pens its deep lustrous sheen and subtle color shift.

This Nakaya fountain pen lathe-turned out 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.

All Nakaya nibs, proudly imprinted Nakata, the family name of the manufacturer, are made of solid 14K gold. 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.

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