Nakaya Cigar Piccolo Heki-tamenuri fountain pen
The Nakaya Piccolo Writer Heki-tamenuri fountain pen is made of ebonite finished with a beautiful Wajami urishi lacquer. "Heki" is a classic Japanese color that is midway between blue and green. Several transparent urushi layers are applied over this base color, which are each time dried and then polished. The more coats that are applied, the darker the final color of the pen will be. With this pen this results in a beautiful caramel brown lacquered pen, whereby the underlying, in this case, green layers become visible in the sharper transitions. "Tame" means "pond" you can literally see through the transparent top layers and "nuri" means "layer" which refers to the painting process.
This compact size fits just as well in the hand, without having to "post" the cap. It is not recommended to place the cap on the back of the container because of damage to the urushi paint. The design of the pen is simple and sober, no double rings, this Piccolo Writer does have a clip, of course the pen is also available without a clip.r).
The nibs are 14K gold and can be ordered in different writing widths.
Japanese fountain pens almost always write thinner than the European brands. As an indication, a Japanese medium nib corresponds to a fine European nib.
Nakaya packaging is sober, but neat and stylish. Each pen is packed in a Paulownia wooden gift box, and comes in a small "kimono" pouch. This fountain pen comes with a box of Platinum cartridges and a converter.r.
Nakaya fountain pens are made to order, delivery time varies from three to about six months, but the pens are well worth the wait.
We have a small "iron stock" that we'll try to maintain. In addition, it is of course possible to order the pen with your specific preference regarding the holder, color urushi and nib.