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Danitrio Short Octagon Tamenuri


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#1 Siv

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:28

This is my first review on FPN - you may wonder why since I've been here a little while. I think it's mostly because I have nothing to add to the large number of pen reviews that are already out there. Today I got a nice surprise that I felt I had to share.

I think our very own Winedoc puts these pens up for sale just to tempt me. Well, as usual, I couldn't resist so my mailbox today had a Danitrio Short Octagon Tamenuri pen waiting for me. All my Danis at the moment are either flexy F/EF or stub nibs and clipless so I thought I would try something different this time. This one has a clip and I fully intend it to be a daily work pen and I got a flexy M nib on it.
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It's a very nice pen, finished to the usual Danitrio high standard. The brown pen box is a new one for me - usually they arrive in piano black. This is not my first short octagon and as with all the others, I pulled out the converter, slapped some silicone grease on the threads and went to work with the eye-dropper. Iroshizuku Kon-Peki is the ink of choice.

When I first started writing with it, it was a little hard starting as can be expected for a never inked pen. A few scribbles here and there and it was flowing nicely. Well what I noticed was a very pleasant effect - with a nice shading ink like Iroshizuku, just a little flourish of the hand produces very nice shading on the ink with this pen. Normally, with a F or EF flexy nib they are too scratchy for you to write with a little vigour and have a smooth writing experience. With this larger nib, you can do exactly that. When I say vigour, I mean applying a tiny bit of pressure while writing the down strokes but not so much as to make the tines spread a large amount. It's hard for me to explain so here's a picture (top line in pair is writen with normal pressure, bottom with a little vigour).

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It's very pleasing to me to have such a versatile pen with a nib size that I can comfortably use at work and a variation that adds character to my writing with no effort. The Dani is going to join my Nakaya in my daily "take to work" rotation. Although the zen of clipless is fine at home, a clip is essential for out of the house.

Now I'm wondering if I should have the nib plated all rhodium to sleeken the pen up...

Father and Son:
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The Genkai Tamenuri is an older pen and you can see how the colour has lightened over that time. Same artist - Kogaku.

Brothers:
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Not a very exciting review but I hope at least some find the pictures enjoyable.

Edited by Siv, 25 March 2010 - 03:29.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:34

Man, that is one beautiful pen. I need a cold shower right now to resist placing an order.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:58

Nice pen and review! I am very used to broad nibs, so I cringe a little seeing the handwriting sample but I trust that it is very smooth and writes well. :)
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:04

This is a gorgeous pen! Can you post how long the pen is nib to barrel?
 
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:35

Thanks for the review Siv.

I'm surprised (in a good way) by the colour variation over time in the Father/Son shot. Thanks for posting that picture.

Have fun with the new pen!
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 04:52

Great review Siv! How do you like the silver clip on the reddish body? And is the box lacquered?
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 06:44

Great review, Siv, and lovely pictures.

I have a Shu (red) Nakaya, and have loved watching the urushi clear. It started off a slightly cloudy, almost plummy red but has become a brighter (and yet still subtle) red over the last few months with more to come, I'm sure.

Enjoy your new pen!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 07:31

Thank you for the review. Looks like a beautiful pen to hold and write with.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 14:20

Great review on a great looking Dani, thanks.
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#10 Siv

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 14:52

Thanks for the comments!

Here's a pic next to a ruler - the perspective makes it seem as though the pen is larger but the bottom of the barrel is right at the 0. Nib to barrel it's a tiny bit under 5".
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For me, gripping at the section, the pen sits nicely on my hand. With my stubby fingers there is an ample inch overhang of the area between thumb and finger which makes the pen feel very secure in hand. It's a bit larger than a Nakaya Piccolo which most seem not to have a problem holding. I find the pen fits perfectly clipped into my shirt pocket.

It does not post!

The red in my initial photos is a bit brighter than it looks in normal life. In this new photo it appears a little darker than usual. I like the silver and dark red contrast. I'm actually thinking of plating the nib in rhodium to complete the look.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 18:29

Thanks for posting the photo with the pen next to the ruler! Oh dear... a Danitrio to come into my life?
 
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 18:31

Thanks for posting the photo with the pen next to the ruler! Oh dear... a Danitrio to come into my life?


Go for it, J! I have two, with one in the planning stages. <3!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 19:15

Thanks for posting the photo with the pen next to the ruler! Oh dear... a Danitrio to come into my life?



These come in more colors. I think you need one.

see middle tray.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 21:02

Do you own all those, AltecGreen?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 21:07

Do you own all those, AltecGreen?

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Unfortunately no.

This was a pic from the LA pen show from winedoc's display. One person did buy the entire tray of Genkai(lower tray) as soon as they were put out.

I did think about buying the entire tray of the Takumis (upper tray) for a few minutes.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 22:23

This is a great review, Siv! The photo next to the ruler is fantastically helpful for those wondering how "short" the Short Octagon really is!

I received mine two days ago: clipless, in the brown and orange Ki-dame finish. I absolutely love the size and shape of this pen! So much so that I'm really very tempted to order one (or two!) of those rainbow urushi Octagons. I need to keep telling myself that I don't need any more pens!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:41

Great review and pix. I didn't know I could use my fellowship pen as an eyedropper!

Not to hijack the thread but where do I find a tray like the one the Genkais are in?
I have been looking for big channel trays without much success.
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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:35

Great review and pix. I didn't know I could use my fellowship pen as an eyedropper!

Not to hijack the thread but where do I find a tray like the one the Genkais are in?
I have been looking for big channel trays without much success.

Ask Winedoc, I believe he has them custom made for the over-sized pens.
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#19 Siv

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:32

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:02

I tell ya... I don't know why WHYI keep watching every review on Danitrios and Nakatas.....especially when I recently bought another pen...Posted Image

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