Nakaya Cigar Piccolo Kuro-tamenuri Lotus fountain pen
The Nakaya Writer Piccolo Kuro-tamenuri fountain pen is made of ebonite that is finished with a beautiful Wajami urishi lacquer. At first glance, this Piccolo looks similar to the other Piccolos from Nakaya, however this pen has a hand-painted lotus flower on the shell with a pinch of gold powder, a nice detail after unscrewing the cap.
This compact small size still fits nicely in the hand, without the need to "post" the cap. Ebonite is a light material, so the pen can be made slightly thicker without it becoming too heavy. Several transparent urushi layers are applied over the dark red base color, which are each time dried and then polished. The more layers applied, the darker the final color of the pen will be. With this pen this results in a beautiful dark brown lacquered pen, in which the underlying, in this case, dark red layers become visible in the sharper transitions. The name refers to this; "Tame" means "pond" which refers to the transparency of the top coat and "nuri" means "layer" and refers to the painting process.
The design of the pen is simple and sober, no double rings and no clip. (It is also not recommended to place the cap on the back of the holder because of damage to the beautiful urushi lacquer).
The nibs are 14 carat gold and can be ordered in different writing widths.
Just like the pen, the packaging is sober but neat and stylish. Each pen is packaged in a Paulownia wooden gift box, the pen itself is contained in a small "kimono cloth" pouch. The fountain pen comes with a box of (Platinum) ink cartridges and a converter.
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" which we will try to maintain. In addition, it is of course possible to order the pen with your specific preference regarding the barrel, color urushi and nib from us.