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Nakaya Portable Writer Midori

Nakaya Portable Writer Midori

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Regular price $759.00 USD
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If simplicity is the highest form of elegance, this is it. This Nakaya pen achieve greatness by virtue of its streamline design, excellent materials, flawless surface and saturated green color.

This Midori green evokes for John a memory of his first sports car, a 1952 MG TD. Even though it is half a world away the English racing green on the curved fenders of that two-seater brings to mind the Midori color.

This Nakaya fountain pen is made 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. Traditionally, Japanese people have admired pines or evergreens as the symbol of the vitality of plants as well as immortality.

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 pen its deep lustrous sheen. Pens which have a colored urushi lacquer finish such as ""Arai-shu"" and ""Midori"" will become even more brilliant as the urushi itself becomes more translucent with the passage of time. So the color of the pen at the time you receive it will change and improve.

The Nakaya Portable Writer Midori pen 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. The double slit Music nib is available at an added premium, as are plated nibs in Pink Gold, Rhodium, Ruthenium, or Two-Tone - consult our Nakaya Nibs page for details.

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.

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