Nakaya Long Writer Heki-tamenuri fountain pen
The Nakaya Long Writer Heki-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. "Heki" is a classic Japanese color that is somewhere between blue and green. Several transparent urushi layers are applied over this base color, which are 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 caramel brown 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" and refers to the transparency of the top coat and "nuri" means "layer" which refers to the painting process.
The design of the pen is simple and sober, no double rings but only a functional sturdy clip. The pen has a good size and fits perfectly in the hand to write with it without a cap on the back (it is 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. An additional option is an extra flexible nib, which is obtained by slightly cutting the nib on both sides. This creates a line variation even with a small pressure difference.
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.
It is possible to order the pen with your specific preference regarding the barrel, color urushi and nib from us. Contact us for the possibilities.