Nahvalur Ikkaku Gradient Urushi Fountain Pen

Nahvalur SKU: NW-YanZhi-FPF

Nahvalur Ikkaku Gradient Urushi Fountain Pen

Nahvalur SKU: NW-YanZhi-FPF
Nib Size
Regular price $699.00

Nahvalur's new design boasts three stunning colors inspired by traditional Chinese color schemes used by royalties: 胭脂Yan-Zhi (Vermilion), 朱丹Zhu-Dan (Cinnabar Red), and 葱绿Cong-Lü (Scallion Green). Each color tells a story, mimicking the reflection of the sky or fire and inviting you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry these pens bring to life.

At the heart of these pens lies the art of raw lacquer, a meticulous process that involves laying the base, scraping the topcoat, and applying colored paint multiple times. The pen undergoes sanding, lacquering, and polishing in a rhythmic dance that repeats more than a dozen times, taking several months to complete. This intricate journey requires precision and patience, making each pen a testament to craftsmanship.

Throughout this process, the pen is sent to the furo multiple times, ensuring that the lacquer dries perfectly under specific humidity and temperature conditions. The result is not just a writing instrument but a work of art that embodies tradition and innovation.

Raw lacquer ensures that the pens remain bright, durable, and vibrant over time, with excellent gloss retention properties that prevent color changes. Just like the ancient beams and columns of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, these pens promise a long service life. Raw lacquer has proven to withstand the test of time, preserving the beauty of these creations for generations.

The permeability of raw lacquer allows it to express the texture and pores of the ebonite, providing a realistic and visually captivating representation of the material's beauty.

Raw lacquer is a pollution-free natural paint, ensuring that our pens are not only beautiful but also environmentally friendly and safe to our customers. Nahvalur aims to make sure that its customers are spared from the enduring scents typically associated with synthetic paints.

"Ikkaku" is the Japanese word for narwhal and the mark of luxury expressed in urushi. IKKAKU by Nahvalur is yet another testament to Nahvalur’s unwavering dedication to luxury writing instruments with high craftsmanship and artistry

The rounded, cylindrical body profile is based on the Nahvalur Nautilus pen design with layered, deep urushi reflecting these traditional Chinese color schemes.

  • Edition: Gradient Urushi Fountain Pen
  • Pen Material: Urushi Lacquer
  • Trims and Clip: Gold Trim
  • Nib: No. 6 size 14K Gold Nib available in F or M point sizes, plastic feed
  • Filling System: Cartridge/Converter (included); can be converted to eyedropper
  • Pen Length, Closed: 5.9 in. / 150mm
  • Pen Length, Open (Cap Off): 5.24 in. / 133mm
  • Pen Length, Open (Cap Posted): Cannot be posted
  • Pen Barrel Diameter: 0.51 in. / 13mm
  • Pen Grip Section Diameter: 0.39 in. - 0.45 in. / 10mm - 11.5mm
  • Pen Weight: 1.3 oz. / 36.85g
  • Packaged in a wooden Ikkaku gift box with warranty card

• Nib Material : 14k Gold
• Filling Mechanism : Cartridge / Converter
• Body Material : Urushi
• Trim: Gold
• Capping : Screw
Diameter : 19mm
Length : 139mm
Weight : 35g
• Limited Edition: Yes (20)

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