The pen is larger than its sister pen, Aka Tamenuri. The comparison will be shown below. The natural wood pattern makes each pen unique and I can sense this pen is well made with great care. My pen is the glossy finish; there is another Tagayasan model with the matt finish. Since I already have matt finish wooden pens already, I am pleased with the glossy finish. It feels good in my hands and I think the glossy finish will help keep the pen in good condition. Surprisingly, the pen is not heavy. Actually, I feel it is lighter than the Izumo Aka Tamanuri (which is made of ebonite).
This is a great addition to my pen collection. Resin, Ebonite, Celluloid, Silver and natural wood. Eeah material has its own virtues. I would be interested in adding a few more wood pens along with a few more sterling silver ones.
Tagayasan vs Aka Tamenuri
Edited by Pen2009, 07 April 2012 - 09:13.