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#1 SheilaM

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 01:50

I bought this lovely pen from Winedoc a few months ago. It has been in near constant use ever since, despite the fact that I own a fair number of pens and tend to rotate them in and out of use regularly. I think this is because the aesthetics of writing with this pen are so enjoyable, and unlike anything else I own, I keep putting it back into rotation.

In addition to the tactile experience, it's just plain beautiful to look at, in my estimation. I do wish the pen didn't have a clip; I find it detracts from the beauty of the pen. Of course, I really have no use for clips on pens other than as pen stops, since I don't carry them in a pocket...still, I find the presence of the clip a tad bit jarring.

The pen just barely posts, and the cap doesn't feel stable when posted. I don't post my pens, so this isn't an issue for me. I have read conflicting opinions on the advisability of posting urushi pens (will it scratch? won't it?), and will probably never empirically know the answer as to potential damage, because I'm not going to risk it even if I were inclined to post.

The writing experience with this pen is an interesting blend of Eastern and Western; the feel of the urushi is unique, and the nib is a smooth, strong standard Western fine. The pen is rather large; capped, it's a good half inch longer than a Parker Duofold Centennial, and wider in girth as well. (Uncapped, the pen is about a quarter inch longer than my Duo.) Those who prefer to post their pens or who don't like larger pens will not be happy, but I find this pen very comfortable to write with. Due to the materials, the pen is not heavy despite its size, and thus there isn't an issue with fatigue over time when writing with it.


I did a longer review on my blog; please have a look if you're interested. (I'm just getting the blog started; please have mercy!)

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#2 geoduc

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:33

That's a very nice pen, Sheila. I like the appearance of depth to the finish.

Looks like one of the c/c models - is it a Takumi?

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 02:40

That is really beautiful! I agree, though, that it would be even more magical without the clip.
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#4 SheilaM

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:01

That's a very nice pen, Sheila. I like the appearance of depth to the finish.

Looks like one of the c/c models - is it a Takumi?



Yes, the illusion of depth between the bits of gold and silver foil is amazing, isn't it?

It is a Takumi, and a c/c filler; thanks for mentioning that.
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:07

Truly a beautiful pen, especially the depth of the urushi. It's as if the pen is being illuminated from inside.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:10

Stunning!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 03:13

:puddle: WOW! That is just gorgeous! :puddle: :puddle: :notworthy1:
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 04:01

the best thing about fpn is that we get to see and read about beautiful pens all over the world, thanks to people like you who take the time and effort to share your pleasant and cultured hobby.

keep up the good work and my best wishes.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:51

This as well as your blog review are both fantastic, and may I say that you are very lucky to have acquired such a wonderful pen, it is quite stunning. I've been back and fourth over the past year about opting for a Danitrio myself, as I don't actually have an Urushi pen (or any Japanese pens for that matter!), however, I think that this review may have put me over the edge.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:09

Wow, like everyone said, this pen has some depth! Your pictures show more depth than Kevin's own; I thought the pen was only made of urushi itself and not with foils in them. You really captured the depth of the pen! :clap1:
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Posted 16 January 2011 - 22:54

Really like this review and combination of colors on this beautiful pen.

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 23:57

Mercy? Not a chance. You just revealed a stunning pen, in materials and colors I love, in a size I prefer, from a company that can do no wrong by me. Your punishment is life at FPN.

Thank you for a beautiful and revealing review!
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#13 SheilaM

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 04:33

Thanks, everyone, for your very kind words. This was my first review, so I wasn't too sure of it! :embarrassed_smile:

This as well as your blog review are both fantastic, and may I say that you are very lucky to have acquired such a wonderful pen, it is quite stunning. I've been back and fourth over the past year about opting for a Danitrio myself, as I don't actually have an Urushi pen (or any Japanese pens for that matter!), however, I think that this review may have put me over the edge.


Thanks, tarthur! Using the pen is a unique experience. Hubby and I are pooling our resources to buy a Nakaya some time this year; I'm looking forward to doing a comparison. Stay tuned...


Wow, like everyone said, this pen has some depth! Your pictures show more depth than Kevin's own; I thought the pen was only made of urushi itself and not with foils in them. You really captured the depth of the pen! :clap1:


Now THAT is a high compliment! I think Kevin's pictures are stunning! I just got a dSLR on Thursday and these were from my first foray into using it. (I do have a fair amount of experience with SLRs, but it's from back in the dark ages before digital. The coolest thing on my camera then was a built-in light meter. I think I'm dating myself.)


Mercy? Not a chance. You just revealed a stunning pen, in materials and colors I love, in a size I prefer, from a company that can do no wrong by me. Your punishment is life at FPN.Thank you for a beautiful and revealing review!


Kiavonne, in that case, be as merciless as you like! :roflmho: Thank you for the positive comments!
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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:34

Great photos!

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 05:50

Wow! That really is a great looking pen. Thanks for sharing.






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