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A Visit To Stylo Art Karuizawa

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#21 25_15_3


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 22:32

Thanks all; glad you enjoyed it. I just thought that it was such a special experience, I really ought to share.


I saw, and held, some of the new pens with hand-turned ebonite sections (about six in total). Ultimately, I decided against them, but only because they were urushi-only, and the woods used were not to my taste. It's worth asking - Motoshi speaks incredibly good English. 


Thanks for the reply. I did end up emailing Motoshi but the ebonite sections are limited to the sizes he restricts to the models. For other members interested, "I use 11 mm diamiter for B.O. 12mm for Shirane and Kumoba."

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:19

stunning looking wooden fps  :thumbup:


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 16:52

For what it is worth, I would entirely agree with mongrelnomad's comments on comparing Stylo-Art to Hakase.  This is in no sense to devalue Stylo-Art because each maker is making something specific.  Having said this, Hakase is very much in a class of its own as indeed is Ohashido.


Thank you for an interesting report and excellent, and very informative, photographs.

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 21:56

Thanks for sharing, what a beautiful write up.  I've been lucky enough to have similar experiences abroad with one or two pen makers and repairers, and making the human connection always seems to enrich my enjoyment of the pen itself. 

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 00:33

Thank you for the photos and write up.


I'm looking forward to the San Francisco Pen Show as Stylo Art will be there and several "tease" photos have been posted show a few of the pens I think they will bring.


Their wood and lacquer work is stunning.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 20:24

Thank you for sharing your visit. It was beautifully written. It's so wonderful to hear about artisans who are so dedicated to their craft.

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