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My 1St Danitrio Mikado


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#1 Chi Town

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 21:33

Hi, prior to purchasing this pen 2 weeks ago, I have not had any asian pens in my 215 pen stable. However, I do have a Good friend named Doug C. whom does have Nakya's and Danitrio's and showed them to me. I was quite impressed to say the least and just sat on it and thought about it for quite awhile. I also reviewed them here on FPN. And you see, Doug is just what we would not call a collector, he is what we would call a Pen Afficienado. So i trust Doug when he talked about these pens.

Back to my pen; It is a Danitrio Mikado in Kuro - Tamenuri that is a clipless model. It has a Factory Flexible Stub Nib that was tuned by Michael Masuyama.

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Right now I am just beyond myself with how Beautiful this instrument writes. In my stable of pens this is by far the nicest writing pen that I have!

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SIZE 5/5 - When I first seen the pen in the Beautiful box it came in, I thought OMG, I will never be able to write with that humongus thing. But once I picked it up and started writting it was absoutly a treasure to write with. It fits into my stubby fat hands perfectly.

Weight 5/5 - Again when you first look at it this gigantic pen you would think it is heavier than a bowling ball. But no such luck. It's a feather in comparision to my Visconti Luigi Einandi which is size wise close to the same size as the Danitrio, but weighs a ton.

Nib 5/5 - The nib is comensute with the size of the body of the pen. They did a good job here in not putting a too small nib on a big pen.

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Resivoir 5/5 - This baby can load it up! I've been writting for 2 weeks and have not re-filled my Danitrio yet! Pretty impressive in my opinion.

Finish 5/5 - Not a flaw in this baby! And I am flat in love with the color. I read somewhere here in these forums that it will take a full 2 years for the color to completly mature.

This is my 1st review, and I hope I did an ok job with it.

Edited by Chi Town, 07 April 2012 - 22:27.

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#2 jandrese

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:24

Congrats, and nice review. I feel a very strong pull to get the same thing! I think I'm drooling.

#3 Chi Town

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 22:28

Thank You for your kind words

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 23:24

Gorgeous pen and excellent review! Congrats on the new addition; I hope you can use it to write some letters. :)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 00:59

Lovely review for a gorgeous pen! The Danitrio aka tamenuri is sooooooo pretty!

I'm happy for you that you like it so much!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:45

A very gorgeous pen and I am still jealous.
One question. Did you consider Nakaya before buying the Dani .

Enjoy it as I know you will.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:27

Looks and writes even better in person. Thanks for sharing the unboxing with me Mike. Enjoy using it, you're going to force me to inking my Nakaya Piccolo . That Doug C is a terror for our wallets, he's forced me into a Nakaya, and a C.S. Levi. You've been arm twisted into a Stipula and a Visconti and a C. S. Levi by Doug haven't you? Jim

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:04

nice review and pics!
thanks!
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:21

Thanks for sharing this. They truly are magnificent pens. I owned a red one. Dave
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:52

congrats on a nice danitrio :thumbup:
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

#11 Chi Town

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:24

Looks and writes even better in person. Thanks for sharing the unboxing with me Mike. Enjoy using it, you're going to force me to inking my Nakaya Piccolo . That Doug C is a terror for our wallets, he's forced me into a Nakaya, and a C.S. Levi. You've been arm twisted into a Stipula and a Visconti and a C. S. Levi by Doug haven't you? Jim



Ha, Ha, Ha Ha yes Jim Doug is tough on our wallets! I think our next plan of action is to get his credit card and go on a pen buying spree, hey? LOL

Mike

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 13:39

Nice review Mike, congrats on the pen. Could we see a writing sample?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 22:09

Nice review Mike, congrats on the pen. Could we see a writing sample?



Here is your writting sample. I'm sorry for my poor penmanship.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 22:32

LOVE the writing sample!!!!! I always start with the quick red fox and make the rest up too Posted Image

Oh, and the pen is lovely.

Edited by IWantThat, 19 April 2012 - 22:33.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 22:58

LOVE the writing sample!!!!! I always start with the quick red fox and make the rest up too Posted Image

Oh, and the pen is lovely.


Ha, Ha Thanks!

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 00:05

Looking good Mike. Did UPS or Fed Ex bring you a box from wine doc today? Anxious to see what kevin sent you. Jim

#17 Chi Town

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:38

Looking good Mike. Did UPS or Fed Ex bring you a box from wine doc today? Anxious to see what kevin sent you. Jim



Actually it came yesterday, Jim

Somewhere along the line I'll do a Pen Review on it......It's frigging HUGE

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:00

Huge is good. Love huge pens. Can't wait to see. :puddle:

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:08

Huge for your size hand has to be 7-8" long and close to 2" in Diameter. I thought the Mikado was genormious. I'm curious to see how much bigger the Genkai is. I thought the Mikado had a #10 nib on it. This nib can't be too much bigger can it? Doug C, you are a bad man. between Mike and I we've run up the Neighborhood debt 1000% . We can't afford for you to tempt us with any more pens. Jim

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 20:18

Huge for your size hand has to be 7-8" long and close to 2" in Diameter. I thought the Mikado was genormious. I'm curious to see how much bigger the Genkai is. I thought the Mikado had a #10 nib on it. This nib can't be too much bigger can it? Doug C, you are a bad man. between Mike and I we've run up the Neighborhood debt 1000% . We can't afford for you to tempt us with any more pens. Jim


I believe the Mikado and Genkai use the same nibs?






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