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Urushi Over Ebonite, Or Over Acrylic

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#1 biancitwo

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 16:43

I am looking at a Carolina Pen Co. urushi. My dilemma is whether the base is ebonite, or acrylic. The transparency of the acrylic is beautiful. I hear the feel of an ebonite and urushi pen is superb. Suggestions?

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 19:55

+1 Can't go wrong.  I have the Pilot Custom 845 black ebonite with the Urushi lacquer.  A very nice feel in the hand, and the pen looks fantastic! Oh, it writes well with the FA nib.


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Posted 02 June 2018 - 03:07

Figboot very recently posted a YouTube video reviw of a Carolina Pen Co. urushi pen that had a translucent acrylic base on the cap and barrel, and an ebonite base on the section.  So you kind of get the best of both worlds with the appearance of the clear acrylic base on the majority of the pen, the feel of an ebonite base where the pen is designed to be gripped.



#4 biancitwo

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 17:12

Figboot very recently posted a YouTube video reviw of a Carolina Pen Co. urushi pen that had a translucent acrylic base on the cap and barrel, and an ebonite base on the section.  So you kind of get the best of both worlds with the appearance of the clear acrylic base on the majority of the pen, the feel of an ebonite base where the pen is designed to be gripped.


Thanks for the heads up. It does not appear I can go wrong either way.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 21:22

Thanks for the heads up. It does not appear I can go wrong either way.

 

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 20:09

I was very impressed meeting Jonathon Brooks at the Triangle Pen Show this weekend - would say that a pen from him is definitely on my list after meeting his family and seeing his work. Quality stuff! Good luck with your urushi pen.
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#7 biancitwo

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 21:01

I was very impressed meeting Jonathon Brooks at the Triangle Pen Show this weekend - would say that a pen from him is definitely on my list after meeting his family and seeing his work. Quality stuff! Good luck with your urushi pen.


You did what I had planned: meet Jonathon Brooks at the Triangle Pen Show. However, life intervened. Nonetheless, I am satisfied concerning his quality. I have decided my Brooks' masterpiece will be urushi over ebonite. I just hope to muster the nerve to place the order, and sooner than later. I still can't imagine a six month wait. I get so impatient wainting for any pen to arrive, much less a grail pen. Maybe I'll justify the purchase as a supreme test of, and unprecedented exercise in discipline. I've never really had much.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:10

I can't say I want a sealed poison ivy finish on a pen.


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 02:38

You did what I had planned: meet Jonathon Brooks at the Triangle Pen Show. However, life intervened. Nonetheless, I am satisfied concerning his quality. I have decided my Brooks' masterpiece will be urushi over ebonite. I just hope to muster the nerve to place the order, and sooner than later. I still can't imagine a six month wait. I get so impatient wainting for any pen to arrive, much less a grail pen. Maybe I'll justify the purchase as a supreme test of, and unprecedented exercise in discipline. I've never really had much.

FWIW:  Six months is nothing in the world of custom pens, especially urushi custom pens.  The process is lengthy at best.  Good luck on the wait!


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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:01

FWIW:  Six months is nothing in the world of custom pens, especially urushi custom pens.  The process is lengthy at best.  Good luck on the wait!

 

That is true. Danitrio or some models of Nakaya the wait time can be as long a year and a half to nearly 2 years







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