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Thoughts On Taccia Urushi Pens?


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#1 whichwatch

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 14:09

Based on what I have seen at recent pen shows, Taccia has been making some gorgeous looking urushi pens, many with quite interesting finishes.  Several I like have been prototypes and will be produced with Sailor nibs.  They are expensive, and I find myself uncertain about whether to spend that kind of money on this particular brand.  Shu-Jen Lin is always very engaging, and I have been tempted. 

 

Does anybody have any actual experience with Taccia's urushi or maki-e pens?



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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:40

The clips always kept me from being too interested at the prices asked. I have not seen the new pens this year yet, but should at the end of the month at the SF show.

I would point you to the good folks at Stylo Art pens as they have reasonably priced urushi pens and offer an array of nibs. I bought an amazing raden and shell pen and it was fit with a Pilot #15 FA nib for fun. I think they also have Sailor and Platinum nibs too.

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 22:20

I have a friend who bought the Winter's Crystals Maki-e pen at last year's Dallas show. She is very happy with it.

 

I am increasingly taken with the Autumn's Leaves pen. The clip is something I'd rather be without, but it's not a deal-breaker. What do we know about the nibs? I'm assuming they are German and are standard European width.


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 22:55

This was a prototype I saw at the DC show.  It wasn't complete yet - just a solid to show the surface treatment.  I thought it was especially handsome.  I have also admired several of their other urushi finish and maki-e pens.

 

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