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Danitrio Hakkaku Maki-Ie Dragon

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#1 jandrese

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 20:27

Just picked up a Dantrio Hakkaku with dragon Maki-e and a 18k #6 size stub nib. The basic pen shape is an octagon, which is the name of the pen style, hakkaku. There is no clip. The base color is shu tame-nuri, that is, red urushi with translucent top coat. Many urushi pens stop at this stage as it is highly polished and very beautiful changing look over time slightly, an effect that is enhanced by the facets of the octagonal pen body. This pen has had decorative urushi painting applied over the shu tami-nuri base using various maki-e techniques and several urushi colors. The design is of a 5-toed dragon, a Chinese dragon, with Buddhist fire symbol all underneath some flowers. While I'm not aware of the significance or meaning of the design it is very cool. The dragon is animated and threatening!. The level of artistry is really rather extreme. Flat, raised, polished, burnished, multiple colored urushi with details sprinkled with gold powder. Many steps, much time and patience, and advanced skills are needed to produce artwork such as this. Functional art; the stub nib writes as nicely as one might expect and feeds from a cartridge converter. This Danitrio is not set up for eyedropper filling. Pen comes in a Pawlonia wood box with a decorative fabric pen sleeve. The pen is signed by the artist with his imprint or kao, a Mr. Koichiro Okazaki I believe.

 

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 20:49

Nice pen.  Great new style stub nib as well. I have one of the shorter Sho-Hakkau versions and it may be my favorite Dani.

 

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#3 jandrese

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 23:15

Nice pen.  Great new style stub nib as well. I have one of the shorter Sho-Hakkau versions and it may be my favorite Dani.

 

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Nice one!



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Posted 23 December 2017 - 23:46

That is one beautiful pen.

#5 dennis_f

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 00:23

Wow, that is hot (no pun intended).

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 04:39

I have not seen this design before. Do you know if it is recent work or from the back catalog?

Congratulations. My very first Danitrio was a hakkaku.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:54

Beautiful pen - very good artwork from the photos, although I know you must see the oen irl to really get all the subbtleties of the maki-e. Great to read the nib is good too ;)
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Posted 25 December 2017 - 04:14

I have not seen this design before. Do you know if it is recent work or from the back catalog?

Congratulations. My very first Danitrio was a hakkaku.

I cannot find another example online anywhere. It's possible it was produced for the year of the dragon in 2012, but that might make it too old for the nib style... Hard to say.



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Posted 25 December 2017 - 17:22

That is a spectacular pen and thanks for taking the time to photograph it so well.  I have only one lacquer Danitrio (a Genkai) and your pen certainly makes me want another.  I also have a raw ebonite Densho.  These are hard pens to not love.


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