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#1 skyorchid

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 14:55

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Three months ago, I entrusted a fountain pen engineer to redesign my sailor profit 14K pen and hoped it can became a bamboo pen.
http://www.facebook....249548098434196 <- this is his facebook. You can find out his other design.

In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes honest and modest because of its upright and hollow stems. So I like bamboo because I hope that I can be a person of complete honest and modest gentleman(謙謙君子).

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About two weeks ago, I bought some Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng ink and immediately thought this ink very suit to transcribe the Buddhist Scripture. Right now I filled this ink to my bamboo pen to write. You can see its result on above picture.

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I must say I love my bamboo pen because its shape, its design, and its nib. Sailor's F nib very suit to write traditional Chinese.
I really hope it can accompany me all my life.

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#2 olivier78860

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 14:59

Really nice !
What is the gap on the right end of the pen for ?

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#3 opus7600

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 15:17

What is the gap on the right end of the pen for ?


Same question from me. I was guessing an eyedropper shut-off valve that was open, but I'd like to hear the correct answer.

#4 skyorchid

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 15:46

YES. its fill function is eyedropper. When you need a lot of writings like notes, you just unscrew the top. If you just want to sign, don't need to unscrew.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 16:34

What a neat-looking pen! I am homesick for bamboo now. :)

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 17:23

Nice looking pen! :) Is it made of hard rubber?

#7 skyorchid

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 00:53

Yes. It is made by hard rubber.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:55

Very neat, thanks for sharing. I spent a while looking through his galleries, and have considered talking to him about a project or two, but probably not right now.
Nice penmanship, by the way.
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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:52

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Three months ago, I entrusted a fountain pen engineer to redesign my sailor profit 14K pen and hoped it can became a bamboo pen.
http://www.facebook....249548098434196 <- this is his facebook. You can find out his other design.

In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes honest and modest because of its upright and hollow stems. So I like bamboo because I hope that I can be a person of complete honest and modest gentleman(謙謙君子).

2.jpg

About two weeks ago, I bought some Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng ink and immediately thought this ink very suit to transcribe the Buddhist Scripture. Right now I filled this ink to my bamboo pen to write. You can see its result on above picture.

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I must say I love my bamboo pen because its shape, its design, and its nib. Sailor's F nib very suit to write traditional Chinese.
I really hope it can accompany me all my life.


Thanks for your article about my handmade bamboo pen

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#10 XiaoMG

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:25

Thanks for your article about my handmade bamboo pen

Jackson

Welcome to the forums, Jackson! Your work looks very nice.
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#11 Uncle Red

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 14:36

Yes Welcome. That's some great work!

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 18:11

Thanks for your article about my handmade bamboo pen

Jackson

Welcome to the forums, Jackson! Your work looks very nice.


Hi Sir

Thank you. It's my pleasure.

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#13 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:15

very interesting pen :thumbup: thanks for sharing
Pens are like watches , once you start a collection, you can hardly go back. And pens like all fine luxury items do improve with time

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:53

Thank you, and thank you for showing your gorgeous handwriting. I think it shows that you are indeed an honest person but not 100% modest ;)
Enjoy your nice pen.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 20:59

Aloha, skyorchid (I love your screen name):

In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo symbolizes honest and modest because of its upright and hollow stems. So I like bamboo because I hope that I can be a person of complete honest and modest gentleman(謙謙君子).

, an ideal I much admire and that brings a smile from my heart : ) .

I love everything about your bamboo fountain pen review, your description of the meaning of bamboo in Chinese culture, your buddhist scripture writing and thoughtfully selected ink for it, your paper selection, your graceful bamboo fountain pen, your lovely writing style and all that those things suggest about your gentle, artful character. I have a great respect for and interest in traditional Buddhism and traditional Chinese culture having dabbled in both from time to time throughout my lifetime. At the university, I studied Cultural Anthropology among other social sciences. It was that course that, for me, began a lifelong love of investigating spirituality in multicultural perspective and their social outcomes.

What paper did use for your Buddhist scripture writing? I very much enjoyed seeing the Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng ink. I've written it down for future a purchase. I am also considering purchasing one of those bamboo fountain pens. Thank you sharing the link where I am able to do that. I just finished email Jackson about purchasing one with a cursive Italic 14K solid gold nib.

I have added you as friend, skyorchid.

I wish you happy pen trails, always : ) .

Edited by Lalique, 13 March 2012 - 21:32.


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 14:36

To Pemako:

So my friend always said I am a modern ancients(今之古人) or said I should emigrate to Mars because earth is very dangerous. ha ha

To Lalique:

I use Double A A4 paper. In addition, I want to share my lovest handwritten copy for Diamond Sūtra(金剛經). I hope you will love.

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#17 nagarjuna

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 15:26

Just WOW! :thumbup:
The world has certainly changed since I was a kid. Yikes!

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 15:44

wonderful! is the pen maker on FPN?
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 15:59

wonderful! is the pen maker on FPN?

He posted under the name a10010211 above. He goes by the name Jackson.
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#20 Lalique

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 19:02

Aloha, skyorchid:

I love the royal blue paper with gold scripture and superlative art work. It's truly stunning! I have a special gift, a portion of the Diamond Sutra sung in English by Kumuda (Sharon Janis) that you can hear at this link, http://www.youtube.c...h?v=AbfR4qrr4N8

Her whole Sacred Music concert is at this link, http://www.youtube.c...h?v=qFT9zLyCiI8

I contacted the pen maker, Jackson, and inquired about the filling system he incorporates into his pens that is an eye dropper ink filling system. The filling system is a deal breaker for me. You can see the eye dropper filling system at this link, http://www.danitrio..../eyeDropper.htm

Other than that, it's a lovely bamboo fountain pen that I would have enjoyed owning!

Edited by Lalique, 16 March 2012 - 21:16.







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