Zo-Gan (inlaying 'Damascene')style grip section

We have reprinted inlaying style on a grip section, a technique which very populer during the golden peroid of Japanese fountain pens in 1960's. This is a little differnt from a true inlaying in terms of manufacturing process. However, the look and feel of quality is of that time.

※What is "Zo-gan"?
Inlaying is called Zo-gan in Japanese. In English, inlaying is called Damashene and this word comes from the birthplace of "Zo-gan", a place of Damascus city in Syria in the 8th century and came to Japan in the 14th though the Silk road.

"象"(Zo) means moulding, "嵌"(gan) means setting.
So Zo-gan means a technology, which for setting a material to different materials. Zo-gan, in Nakaya's use is applied with Maki-e technique, that is why technique does not comply with a complete definition of Damachene. However, Nakaya hopes you will recall a golden days by with Zo-gan and retro feelings of a grip with an extended shape and looks like a trumpet.

(1) GOLD (K24) Zogan

(2) White Gold Zogan

Rare White Gold (WG) Zogan. There are several process to embed this WG plate on curved surface. This is only made after Zogan order.

Please observe
We cannot mount Zogan on a plastic grip such as Briar, Celluloid ,Acrylic body and leather roll model.Zo-gan is available for a Zogan with other colors, such as the Nakaya Urushi desk pen and the Decaopd model., a decapod model. After inlaying of gold,white gold or sea shell plate a craftsman polishes and remove Urushi lacquer ware, so these materials (gold,....) expose . Please care this part and wipe the sweat and oil of your hand after using the pen in order to prevent discoloration especially for seashells. We recommend a white gold material rather than sea shell for a white colored Zogan.

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