Nakaya Two-layered Tame-Sukashi Bamboo woods fountain pen uncappedcapped Nakaya Two-layered Tame-Sukashi Bamboo woods fountain pen capped turnedNakaya Two-layered Tame-Sukashi Bamboo woods fountain pen cappedApparently, the Neo-Standard model with the two-layered Tame-Sukashi finish has become quite popular. Nakaya says they’re regularly taking orders for this style of maki-e and it’s almost becoming “standard.” That’s a little hard to imagine considering Tame-Sukashi pens start at $1300. But, if that’s true, then I’m hanging out with the wrong crowd.

In this new model, the Tame-Sukashi technique is used on the clip, as well, in order to produce a finish that does not interfere with the Maki-e decoration while retaining functionality.

The Tame-Sukashi technique consists of layering clear, smooth Urushi lacquer over a painted motif. It is similar to the Tame-Nuri technique, in which lacquer is applied over a solid color. The underlying motif in Tame-Sukashi will become more prominent over time as the Urushi lacquer ages and becomes more transparent.

As with all Nakaya fountain pens, the Bamboo Woods comes with a 14k gold nib in a variety a sizes and utilizes the cartridge/converter filling system. The Nakaya Bamboo Woods fountain pen sells for $2600.

Please visit Nakaya.org for more information.

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  • http://www.gregsteer.co.uk/ Greg Steer

    Now that is gorgeous. If only I had that much money to drop on it, and it’d have to be a music nib.

  • skyppere

    Can I have this one, the one you reviewed? Ok, ok, I’ll pay postage…
    SIGH!

  • Tracy Lee Belford

    Wow, that is really beautiful. That nib alone is a work of art. Heavy sigh, indeed. Maybe I should stop buying other pens and save my money!

  • Scrib

    Wow… wow… wow…. now there’s a stunning pen. At least the photos make up a little for not yet being able to afford to hold one in my hands… and thinking about how long it would take for me to save up for one brings tears to my eyes *sniff*

  • MILDLY DISGRUNTLED

    I usually don’t like the designs on maki-e pens, but this one is stunning, and the Neo Standard looks very comfortable to write with. If I were ever to shoot that high, this pen would be on the list, next to the Namiki Yukari Nightline Moonlight.

  • Ted

    holy moly

    does it write as well as it looks?

  • Kai S

    Stuff of dreams… Love, love, LOVE that clip!
    They should make a green one too – misty bamboo forest in the spring morning kind of look. (As if I can afford a $2600 pen…)

  • Ashli

    Wow. That’s a stunning pen.