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Nakaya Portable Writer Kikyo

Nakaya Portable Writer Kikyo

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Regular price $706.00 USD
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The flawless Kikyo (blue) surface is created layer upon layer by carefully building up and sanding the urushi lacquer. The result here is the Portable Writer fountain pen with a deep lustrous sheen and intense blue color.

If simplicity is the highest form of elegance, this is it. A Nakaya fountain pen achieves greatness by virtue of its streamlined design, excellent materials, flawless surface and saturated colors.

This Nakaya fountain pen is made of hard rubber and coated with urushi, a material made from the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree. The process of collecting the urushi (sap) and applying many layers of lacquer to this fountain pen takes three months to complete.

This is a full sized pen with exquisite balance.

The urushi tradition is historic and profound in Japan, where lacquer ware has adorned utilitarian and decorative objects for centuries. The Kikyo blue is a very compelling color.

The Nakaya Portable Writer is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer, and comes standard with your choice of solid gold 14k single-tone nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, or Extra Broad, with Fine Soft, Medium Soft, and Super Extra Fine nibs also available.

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.

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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