Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this exceptionally rare Nakaya Piccolo Long Cigar Negoro Nuno Kise Hon Kataji Nanohana-iro Fountain Pen, which comes with its wooden presentation box (including outer), pen kimono and cartridges. The pen has never been used and is presented in essentially as new condition.
Nakaya require no introduction and if you’ve got this far then likely you’ll be familiar with their wonderful writing instruments. This pen was produced in very small numbers for Aesthetic Bay’s 20th anniversary and it sold out straight away. The inspiration for the almost matte finish was the Nanohana family of vegetables, with their green and yellow hues… it has an almost mustard coloured finish.
The pen is hand-turned from solid ebonite rod stock, which then has multiple layers of lacquer applied, before finally being finished with natural urushi resin. This Negoro version, includes engraved cracks protruding from the cap, barrel and section – the aged finish on this pen takes longer than 6 months to produce and you can see why, it’s beautiful.
The pen is fitted with a 14k ruthenium-plated broad nib and it’s a cartridge / converter pen, so your choice here is bottled ink.
The important details are as follows…
Condition: Essentially As New
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