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Nakaya Portable Writer Shu Polished

Nakaya Portable Writer Shu Polished

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Red has been a favored pen color for more than 100 years beginning with the red hard rubber Waterman's and Parker pens. With its vivid red finish and smooth, continuous shape, the Nakaya Portable Writer Shu Polished fountain pen is a classic writing instrument. It's an excellent choice for those who want something with a color history and a bit edgier than traditional black and gold, yet still neutral enough to carry as an every-day writer.

This Nakaya Portable Writer Shu Polished fountain pen has a high gloss and a color only achieved by multiple layers of hand applied red pigmented urushi lacquer.

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. Because these pens are all hand painted and are original works of art, the color will vary and no two will be exactly the same. For a matte version of this Shu finish, see the unpolished shu model.

Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink using the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges. Hand-painted Maki-e converters are also available.

A gold nib and clip add elegance and warmth to the Shu Polished fountain pen.

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.
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.

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