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Custom Danitrio Octagon Pens
Posted 25 July 2010 - 21:39
I wrote an initial account of my pens here in the Rising Sun forum. This also includes Kevin's much better photography of the pens. If you wish to see my handwritten version of the text to follow here, scroll down and you'll also get a glimpse of my less than stellar photography and scanning skills.
I am using Noodler's Heart of Darkness and Aquamarine contract inks in these, my custom Danitrio octagon Larkspur and Ladybird pens. I ordered them through Kevin Cheng (our FPN winedoc) early last year. I'd asked for two pens, one with a tami-midori finish and one with tami-nuri. I asked for larkspur blossoms and ladybirds to be in the design, but I left the overall design to the artist's discretion, and I was not disappointed. Their appearance is absolutely stunning, the finishes deep and smooth, and the artist's maki-e work is beautiful and impeccable.
Appearance - 10/10
The sections of the pens are large, comfortable, and are perfect for my grip and writing style. The nibs are pieces of art in themselves. Both nibs are a medium "flexy." As you can see here, different inks will flow differently. This line is fairly broad to my eyes, but I also tend to use a little more pressure with my pens than I should, still. Both nibs are very smooth, and writing on the fine laid paper in my journals with these pens is completely effortless and enjoyable.
Nib - 9/10
Both pens use converters for a filling system, which I actually prefer here. These pens are not my everyday writers, and I do not wish them to have a belly full of ink for days or weeks on end. The converters are just right.
Filling/functionality - 10/10
Value? They are custom pens with artwork that has particular meaning for me. They were worth every cent I paid. They were not inexpensive. Could I have better used the money elsewhere? Yes. Would I have been as satisfied with my spending? No.
Value - priceless to me
To write is to act.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 00:02
Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.
Colossians 3:17 - And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Posted 26 July 2010 - 08:05
Posted 26 July 2010 - 13:33
...writing only requires focus, and something to write on. —John August
...and a pen that's comfortable in the hand.—moi
Posted 26 July 2010 - 17:09