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Dani Trio Mikado


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#1 Karin

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 21:59

All of the pictures are somewhere on the board and one small one is now my avatar.
It's difficult to review this pen as a pen, because to me it is so much more than that.
Kevin has mentioned that the Mikado without the clip is zen-like. I have to agree.
I've always wanted a clipless urushi pen.
When I opened the box, I stared in wonder at the lines and colour of this Dani Trio.
The tamenuri is darker on this pen than the cigar shape smaller pen.
I find that holding the Mikado is a wonderful tactile experience.
I had made up my mind last week to fill this with Shaeffer NOS burgundy and it is indeed a good match.
The eyedropper takes a little while to start writing-something that I also found with the Ban-ei. But once they get going they are good for a long, long time.
When I first filled it, there was a bit of leakage from the nib section so I got out my handy dandy silicone grease and all is well. :D
This pen is so big that the grip is wider than any pen I own. I am still experimenting with some writing positions. The advantage to having such a wide grip is that I'm learning to relax and use much less pressure than I've been used to.
This nib is a medium soft, smooth incredible writer. It glides across the page with the greatest of ease. :drool:
I think I'm still kind of in awe of this pen. I don't know, maybe I'm nuts but there's something about the artwork and centuries of craft that taps into my spiritual nature.

This is an expensive pen, but priceless.

Cheers,
Karin
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#2 Leslie J.

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 22:32

Sounds wonderful Karin. Is it a dry writer? Does the M nib give a fine line? Just wondering. It's such a beautiful pen. :)
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#3 Karin

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 22:39

Hi Leslie,
No it's a medium wet writer with the Shaeffer burgundy. Not too wet, just right. The nib is actually quite flexy so you can go from medium to broad!
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 00:17

Karin:

What a fantastic pen! I really like the "clipless" look as it seems to give the pen really different look, sort of a mystique that is not found in other style pens. I really should save up and buy a pen or two from Nakaya like this.

Where did you purchase this pen from?
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#5 Karin

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 00:40

Hi,
I bought this pen from Kevin Cheng aka Winedoc. His website is www.internetpens.net.
He is a delight to deal with. I've thought about buying a Nakaya but for now, I'm hooked on the Dani Trios. It's also the shipping from Japan to Canada by Fedex that would really add the bucks to the cost.


Karin
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Posted 12 July 2005 - 21:33

Karin,

I have been lusting over the MIKADO for quite some time now. I too would want to go clipless, however, I know I'd like to take this pen out on the road with me also.

Did the pen come with any type of carrying case?

Thanks,

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#7 Karin

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Posted 12 July 2005 - 23:54

Hi Bryan,
Kevin sent me a wrap made by Elizabeth Wilde. It's made from a kimono I believe. Beautiful. I put the Mikado to bed every night in this wrap.
I haven't taken it out of the house yet, but I will to show it off at the Toronto pen show.


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Karin :)9
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 15:33

In the short amount of time that I've been using FPs again, this is one that I've oogled lots. Just not in my range, but I love its simple elegance. I've also been intrigued by the fact that its lacquer (sp?) is actually made from poisonous sap (is it sap? if I'm remembering correctly).
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Posted 13 July 2005 - 16:15

Hi Vanessa,
The sap that is used to make Urushi is poisonous. It`s a cousin of poison ivy, but much more damaging to human flesh. There`s no harm once the pen is made though.
So you don`t have any excuse not to buy a Dani Trio.
I love all of mine. They`re in constant use.


Regards,
Karin :)9
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 18:52

  Hi Vanessa,
The sap that is used to make Urushi is poisonous. It`s a cousin of poison ivy, but much more damaging to human flesh. There`s no harm once the pen is made though.
So you don`t have any excuse not to buy a Dani Trio.
I love all of mine. They`re in constant use.


Karin,

Thanks, I wasn't worried about the sap hurting FP users, else nobody would buy them! Here, let me write with my stick of pain... :lol: In order to buy one, though, I'd have to save for months. Do I have that much willpower???

Do you have any Nakayas? Just wonder how those compare to the Dani Trio...
Vanessa

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 19:00

:drool:

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 19:07

Karin,

If you are bringing it to the Toronto pen show, I'd love to take a look as I've never seen a Dani Urushi in person. :lol:

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 21:46

Hi Karin, Thanks for the review and glad you like the pen. It depends on your state of mind the clipless pen can be "Zen like" or "Samurai Like" :lol: as it does resemble a Japanese Tanto "short dagger". The pen does hold a lot of ink. Here are some big pics, but the pen is still better in person.

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#14 KendallJ

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 00:01

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#15 Karin

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:08

I'm still very much in love with my Mikado. I like to think of her as the Empress Turandot.
My other Dani's, the Koi, the inexpensive Mak-ie ;) My Kara Nuri and the smaller Tamenuri with clip are in my rotation, never to be taken out. (maybe the Koi because it's a smaller pen)
I have spent many dollars on pens in the last year especially, but I do not regret being in some debt to own these beautiful pens in particular.
Kevin also offers a fantastic payment plan for those of you who do not want to shell out the big bucks all at once.
Wil, I will be bringing my Mikado to the penshow. Please come and see it. I'll wear some kind of badge :ph34r: I'll be the one with the holes in my jeans and a ripped sweatshirt ;)

I don't own any Nakayas. Perhaps someday, but not for awhile. :blink:


The kindest of regards to all my friends here.

Karin :bunny1: :bunny1:


And Kevin, I'm so sorry that you had a heartbreaking experience in Toronto.
I guess, I'll have to get healthy and wealthy enough to come and visit you.
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Posted 06 November 2005 - 06:24

very elegant pen indeed! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:31

Karin, thanks for the review of your "preciousssssss" :lol:
How the heck did I miss reading the review, fer cryin' out loud?? :blush: It must have been when I was looking for work in the summer and had to stay away from the pen boards :rolleyes:

Anyway, thanks for sharing your joy of using this lovely pen!

Best wishes always,
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 13:14

dear karin, would it be too much to ask how much does this beautiful pens go for?
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#19 Karin

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 14:00

Hi Raj,
Ahem, 650 US. I paid it off over 6 months. :blink: :blink: I don`t regret it a bit.
This is a work of art /:)
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#20 alvarez57

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Posted 25 December 2006 - 01:35

:ph34r: Yep! They are works of art. I own a Nakata and love it!!!!


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Sorry! Wish the picture could be smaller, my apologies!

Edited by alvarez57, 25 December 2006 - 01:37.

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