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Brass Paperweight (45-025)


These button-shaped Brass Paperweights are sourced from Nagata Seisakusho, a metalworking company founded in 1959 in Higashi Osaka. They are exquisitely designed with expert craftsmanship and advanced machining technology consistent with the company’s high standards.

The brass finish shimmers subtely in the light and adds an elegant feel to your space.

Each paperweight can also be used as a pen holder for up to 4 pens. They are stackable and can be neatly stored. Compatible with Cohana’s Nambu Iron Paperware.

Producing Region



Brass|Nagata Mfg. Co. Ltd. / Higashi-Osaka city, Osaka

Higashi Osaka, a city of manufacturing. This city has the highest density of manufacturing factories in Japan, and continues to support the manufacturing of “Made in Japan” products. Nagata Mfg. Co. Ltd. was founded in 1959, specializes in metal cutting. The company believes in evolving to be a needed company and in valuing human relationships.

Their expertise in special processing of small parts such as screws and biz is utilized in the production of the Brass Paperwright. The brass Paperweight, which is precisely processed with a delicate cutting adjustment technique, can be stacked with the Nambu ironware Bun-chin. This is a result of the factory’s spirit of “cutting and polishing” to the utmost limit.

Brass is a material with a soft texture and elegant luster. It has a long history of being used as a luxurious material for arts and crafts and coins.

Product Size

※All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.

Diameter 60mm
Height 21mm
Weight 360g

Handling Precautions

  • Can also be used as a paperweight, pen holder, or to hold a pattern for sewing.
  • As the material ages, the more it is used, the darker the color and the more the texture becomes.
    If you want to restore the original shine, it is recommended to polish it with a metal polish or polishing cloth.
  • Do not leave it exposed to water or acidic substances. It may cause discoloration.
    ※During use, green rust may rarely occur. It is non-toxic and harmless, but if you are concerned about it, please take care of it as follows.
    Apply a solution of vinegar mixed with an equal amount of salt to a cloth and rub it directly on the area where green rust is formed to polish it off. Then wash and dry well.
  • Do not place it directly on the fabric or slide it over the fabric. It may cause tearing of the fabric or color transfer.
  • Please note that dropping or giving an impact may cause damage.
  • Keep out of reach of infants.