The Nakaya Carbon Graphite Piccolo is the second in a series of fountain pens made with special materials. The first being the absolutely stunning titanium Piccolo.
This new one is made from Carbon Graphite. It is cut from material that has been calcified for 90 days at approximately 3,000°C after solidifying pure carbon at hydraulic pressure of 50,000 tons. Graphite is a type of carbon material that has a hexagonal grid-like crystalline structure. It is used as the lead in pencils and electrode material that we find around us everyday. It is lighter than aluminum and can withstand most acids and alkalis at room temperature.However, since it is made with the same material used for pencil lead, the carbon element may come off if the corner is rubbed forcibly. Normal use will not present any problems. Although, Nakaya does recommend placing it in a pen case when carrying it around.
The Nakaya Carbon Graphite Piccolo is currently available for $600. Please visit Nakaya.org for more information and to order yours.