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My Very First Danitrio Tame-Nuri


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#1 elderberry

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:35

Hi all,

I love to read those threads where people show and tell what the mailman has brought them! So I decided to make one myself. This is a picture-heavy mini review of my new Danitrio tame-nuri Mikado which arrived from England today. Enjoy!

My poor mailman has more "small packets" from England in his cart than he used to these days. This small packet happened to be rather large though:

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What might be in there? Let's see. It is rectangular - and well protected!

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After I have armed myself with some scissors and penetrated at least 5 layers of bubble wrap I'm slowly getting excited. It is a plain black box:

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Inside that black box - is another box! A beautiful one in red lacquer finish, carrying the promising word "Urushi".

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Time to open it! Prepared for the wow-effect. However, the precious content is concealed by one more layer - a beautiful silk pen kimono (at this point I'm feeling like playing with Matrjoschkas). The box also contains an eye-dropper for filling and a polishing cloth.

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Then, finally - ahh! Here it is.

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A look at the large bi-color nib.

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This pen originally came with a fine nib. Tora-Pens in the UK, where I purchased it, offered me to send it to Greg Minuskin for a retip and ground of my liking - free of charge. Couldn't say no there! So it is now a pretty 0.8 mm cursive italic. Thank you, Tora-Pens!

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I don't have any experience with eyedropper pens yet and as I didn't want to rush anything I just dipped the pen for the writing sample. After those few words I can already say that the nib feels very smooth when writing even though the tip looks very sharply edged. I might add a "proper" writing sample and more info later on.
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#2 Sidestreaker

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:11

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! that is one beautiful pen :) :thumbup:
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#3 lewis

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:34

What a stunning pen and great review. I love the passion and excitement shared by pen enthusiasts across the globe! Thanks also for the tip on Tora-Pens. I'm in the UK so may have to take advantage of them myself.

Enjoy.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 14:35

Beautiful pen, gorgeous writing sample! Love the line variation of that CI!

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#5 picautomaton

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 14:58

Very nice, thanks for sharing,

I think I would buy the pen for the packaging alone it's so good :puddle:
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 20:15

Lovely pen :puddle: , thanks for sharing it with us. Looks like a nice nib too!

Although I have no experience with Danitrio, I do have some nibs ground by Greg Minuskin all of which write great :thumbup:

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 21:18

its a beautiful pen, the nib and writing experience looks very good as well. enjoy.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 22:20

Congratulations, perfect pen and excellent photos.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 22:24

Very nice! Enjoy your gorgeous Danitrio in good health!

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 22:37

Congratulations on your new pen. Post more photos and writing when you can.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 16:12

Outrageous! Magnificent! Wonderful! ...and that's just the pen kimono!
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 17:25

Wow, that's a stunner!!!! :thumbup:

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 21:31

I've already replied to this post once, but seriously :puddle:
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:42

Absolutely awesome! May you enjoy it for many years! Thanks for sharing the moment with all of us.

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 09:05

Thanks for all your feedback!

I filled it meanwhile (with Caran d'Ache "Sunset" ink, matching the body of the pen pretty well) and played a little with the shutoff valve. I imagined it might be hard to find the point where just the right amount of ink comes out to support the nib, but I noticed that there really doesn't seem to be much to it. Unscrew it a bit, there's ink flowing. Unscrew a bit more, there's a bit more ink flowing etc. It will write nicely without either way, no skipping or anything. There's also a little flex in that huge nib.

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Here's a writing sample showing the results. I'm not perfectly familiar with the nib yet because it is a lot crisper than the CIs I have used yet and therefore demands a different writing style. It's perfectly smooth on most strokes but on some others (like the light upstrokes after a g, y, j etc.) I hit the edge of the nib which neither feels nor looks very nice. Well, I'm sure I'll find out how to avoid this in time.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 19:35

Great nib, great pen, great write-up. Thank you for sharing.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 17:05

Beautiful all the way around. Thank you for posting this - I enjoyed the "unwrapping" experience!

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 03:47

Great Review

Enjoy! :thumbup:
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Posted 08 May 2011 - 17:49

nice review
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 15:35

Nice work! I enjoyed the opening of your precious cargo.


Thank you for posting a delightful review.


Enjoy!






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