IKKAKU by Nahvalur Zhu-Dan (Cinnabar Red) is inspired by traditional Chinese color schemes used by royalties. It features the art of raw lacquer with a decoration called Gradient Urushi, 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.
IKKAKU by Nahvalur Zhu-Dan (Cinnabar Red) is limited to 20 pieces worldwide. It is equipped with a 14k gold nib and fills ink via standard cartridge/converter.