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.