Nakaya Decapod Swirl Writer Midori-tamenuri fountain pen
The Nakaya Decapod Swirl Writer Midori-tamenuri fountain pen is made of ebonite that is finished with a beautiful Wajami urishi lacquer. Ebonite is a light material, so the pen can be made slightly longer and thicker without it becoming too heavy. Several transparent urushi layers are applied over the base color, which are each 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 lacquered pen, in which the underlying, in this case, green 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. The fountain pen is slightly longer than usual and intended to be used without the cap on the back. (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.