Here is the detail of my little green onion:
Newly arrived and available exclusively from Classic Fountain Pens, we are proud to announce the new Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Hiwa-moegi Limited Edition of just five individually numbered fountain pens. Designed by Nakaya master pen designer Shinichi Yoshida in collaboration with Classic Fountain Pen's John Mottishaw, the Naka-ai, with its peaked ends and tapered body, combines many of Nakaya’s most original design features in a single model. With its unique color and special kanji, this is the second of a select series of exclusive limited editions that will be available from us. The first limited edition series of our Naka-ai in Toki-iro is already completely sold out.
Hiwa-moegi translates in Japanese to "young long green onion color", a very specific description of this color which registers slightly brighter than the more traditional Midori
finish and with warmer undertones. Notice the vibrant, springtime green which truly does mimic the end of a green onion. The tapered shape of the Naka-ai provides a perfect backdrop for the Hiwa-moegi color, as the model itself seems to take the form of a slender scallion.
A 5 3/4 inches long when capped, this is a pen that will be a very comfortable fit for most users. Like all Nakaya Urushi pens, each Naka-ai is made of hand-turned ebonite hard rubber, then sent to the Wajima region in western Japan for finishing with Urushi lacquer. As with all hand-made pens, colors will vary slightly from pen to pen - no two will ever be exactly alike.
Take a closer look at the green-yellow color of the cap and barrel. Green is the color often associated with balance, making this a perfect fit for the Naka-ai, designed specifically with the principle of equilibrium in mind. Notions of renewal and rebirth also come to mind with this color, making the Naka-ai Writer Hiwa-moegi a perfect choice for starting a writing project or for setting intentions for the new year.
Gold kanji graces the barrel of each limited edition pen, and translates to "Classic Fountain Pens" along with the pen number, as seen at left. Each of these specially inscribed pens is a collector's item and CFP original. Gold trim provides an elegant complement to the green, while the clip functions as a practical way to affix the pen to a shirt pocket.
Nakaya pens can be filled with bottled fountain pen ink
using the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand ink cartridges
. Hand-painted Maki-e converters
are also available.
The Nakaya Naka-ai Writer Limited Edition in Hiwa-moegi is made available with solid gold Nakaya 14k nibs in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, or Extra Broad, withFine Soft, Medium Soft, Super Extra Fine, andMusic nibs also available.
These 14k solid gold nibs are also well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information.
... and it's all sold out!!