At the heart of our 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 our 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, our pens promise a long service life. Raw lacquer has proven to withstand the test of time, preserving the beauty of our 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. We aim to make sure that our customers are spared from the enduring scents typically associated with synthetic paints.
IKKAKU by Nahvalur "Zhu-Dan" Specifications:
- Edition: 2024 Limited Edition
- Trims and Clip: Silver Trim
- Nib: 14K Gold in-house manufactured nib
- Filling System: Cartridge/Converter, can be converted to eyedropper fill using silicone grease.
- Pen Length, Closed: 5.9 in. / 149mm
- 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 gift box