The Nakaya Piccolo Long Writer in Shiro-urushi finish is being made available in limited amount.
Since ancient times, only black and vermilion have been used as color materials for lacquer, and there is no white color, so eggshells have been used instead. The "Shiro Urushi" this time are also based on that white color.
This Nakaya fountain pen is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber that is meticulously coated with Urushi, a material made from the sap of a Japanese lacquer tree.
The process of collecting the Urushi and applying many layers of lacquer to this fountain pen takes a minimum of three months or more to complete.
The same shade of thread wrapped around the cap and barrel provides an interesting textural element amidst the smooth Urushi lacquer.
The fountain pen is handcrafted from ebonite and Urushi lacquer, and comes standard with solid gold 14k nib.