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#21 jde

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:16

I have a custom Mina in shiro tamenuri and can confirm that the result is very dark. Mine looks more black/red than brown. Except at the section where it's lighter, and so when you uncap the pen, there is that sweet surprise.

My EF nib went to Michael Masuyama for a perfect grind/flow for moi.
Congratulations, on your acquisition, quinden! May you enjoy it forever, as I plan to do with mine. Posted Image
 
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#22 quinden

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:28

I have a custom Mina in shiro tamenuri and can confirm that the result is very dark. Mine looks more black/red than brown. Except at the section where it's lighter, and so when you uncap the pen, there is that sweet surprise.

My EF nib went to Michael Masuyama for a perfect grind/flow for moi.
Congratulations, on your acquisition, quinden! May you enjoy it forever, as I plan to do with mine. Posted Image


Thanks! I must say, your blog is another inspiration - I love the mindful way you have acquired your pens and your thoughts on your Edisons and Danitrios are as beautiful as the pens themselves.
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

#23 Chris Chalmers

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 02:46

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http://hakuminurushi...ro/details.html

So pretty! (Urushi and maki-e techniques.)

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Ernest is finishing one just exactly the same for me right now! I'm so excited, and trying to have a Zen attitude as I wait. The very hot weather apparently made applying the coats of Urushi impossible,as it dried far too dark if he did. The medium nib is with Greg M for a delicious stub!
Congratulatins to the OP on that beautiful Mina! Now, where is my shield? Posted Image


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#24 TrinityTam

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:00

Wow, the shiro-tamenuri looks gorgeous on the Mina! I think one of the most incredible things is how different urushi can look from pen to pen. It really reinforces the one-of-a-kind moniker. I am a proud owner of one of the Limited Edition Urushi Minas. I write with it every day. And when I'm not writing with it, I'm usually caressing or admiring it!

#25 quinden

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:24

Ernest is finishing one just exactly the same for me right now! I'm so excited, and trying to have a Zen attitude as I wait. The very hot weather apparently made applying the coats of Urushi impossible,as it dried far too dark if he did. The medium nib is with Greg M for a delicious stub!
Congratulatins to the OP on that beautiful Mina! Now, where is my shield? Posted Image



Wow, the shiro-tamenuri looks gorgeous on the Mina! I think one of the most incredible things is how different urushi can look from pen to pen. It really reinforces the one-of-a-kind moniker. I am a proud owner of one of the Limited Edition Urushi Minas. I write with it every day. And when I'm not writing with it, I'm usually caressing or admiring it!


Chris, that Parker is going to look so cool! It's really interesting to hear that the weather can effect the urushi application process.

TrinityTam, I think another Mina is in my future - I might get one of Brian's ebonite or celluloid ones. Those LE Minas are indeed gorgeous :puddle:
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:26

Quinden that has got to be the most beautiful pen I have ever seen! Wow. One question, I have often thought about getting one of these "grail pens" although I would be too scared to ever take it out and actually use it. Do you plan on using it as a daily cary pen or just use it at home?

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:28

Wow, you got one! :crybaby:
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#28 quinden

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 20:40

Quinden that has got to be the most beautiful pen I have ever seen! Wow. One question, I have often thought about getting one of these "grail pens" although I would be too scared to ever take it out and actually use it. Do you plan on using it as a daily cary pen or just use it at home?


Peppwaves03, I do indeed carry it to work every day and write in my journal with it every night - I have a Visconti 2 pen case which is pretty solid and lined with felt, so I am pretty confident that it will be okay. Pretty much all of my pens are bought to be used, and this one is no exception! :)
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

#29 Essensia

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 05:58

Oh holy heck. Why do I read these topics? Watch out, wallet. The Mina and the P51 are amazing. The juxtaposition of the arrow cap of the P51 with the urushi barrel...like a superficial little joke with a much deeper underlying theme.

#30 dannyboy

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 17:03

Beautiful pen! I very much admire the work of Ernest Shin and have recently sent a pen to him for a urushi finish. I'm biding my time now for the 4 month wait, but I know this will be an exceptional pen!

#31 quinden

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 17:58

Oh holy heck. Why do I read these topics? Watch out, wallet. The Mina and the P51 are amazing. The juxtaposition of the arrow cap of the P51 with the urushi barrel...like a superficial little joke with a much deeper underlying theme.


+1 on the Parker 51 - it's a very cool finish!

Beautiful pen! I very much admire the work of Ernest Shin and have recently sent a pen to him for a urushi finish. I'm biding my time now for the 4 month wait, but I know this will be an exceptional pen!


That sounds pretty sweet, what pen are you having Ernest work on?
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

#32 requiescat

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:14

What a gorgeous pen--thank you for sharing.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 13:43

You can use the Mina as an eyedropper- just need a bit of silicone grease on the threads (when I got my Urushi Mina there was a little pot of grease supplied with it for this purpose). I'd see it as an eyedropper that can take a cc rather than as a cc in fact.

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#34 dms525

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 17:28

What a gorgeous pen!

Congratulations!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 20:31

What a gorgeous pen--thank you for sharing.


Thanks, requiescat!

You can use the Mina as an eyedropper- just need a bit of silicone grease on the threads (when I got my Urushi Mina there was a little pot of grease supplied with it for this purpose). I'd see it as an eyedropper that can take a cc rather than as a cc in fact.

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That is good to know! I had thought about doing the eyedropper conversion, especially now that I have some syringes from the Goulets :)


What a gorgeous pen!

Congratulations!

David


Thanks, David! I love your Nakaya - great handwriting, by the way :thumbup:
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

#36 Hanoi

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 12:10

very nice. Elegant and simple.

#37 quinden

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 13:07

very nice. Elegant and simple.


Thanks Hanoi, I really like it a lot! It's a constant in my daily carry. I think Ernest really does amazing work and I have ordered another custom pen from him, which I can't wait to see.
Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

#38 Brian C

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 21:49

Hehe...I now own this pen. I love it when a plan come together.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 22:32

http://hakuminurushi...ro/details.html

So pretty! (Urushi and maki-e techniques.)

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Oh, that does look nice. Darn you. I can resist anything but temptation.


If you feel that way then Oscar Wilde thought that "the only way be deal with temptation is to yield to it"
Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.






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