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Sailor Urushi Colors

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#1 tubular

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 21:24

Because I adore the nib in my King of Pen more than any other nib I've had and because I can't seem to shake the craving for another one (as if, had I a second one, I could write with one in each hand, a double pleasure), I have been looking at Sailor's urushi Kings of Pen.  For weeks and weeks I thought about the green one (https://www.nibs.com...en-green-urushi ).  Then, hearing that in certain lights the green showed shades I wouldn't necessarily like (a cold, grayish teal or a greenish yellow), I began thinking about the blue instead.  Googling around, I see the blue sometimes like navy (as in https://www.nibs.com...lue-urushi-gold, which I am not keen on) and sometimes as cobalt (as in http://www.pensinasi...fp___sailor.htm, which I like a lot).  But photos and screens are both unreliable.  In fact I don't know what either one really looks like.

 

I wonder if anyone has a KOP in either of these colors and can tell me what the urushi looks like.  

 

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Edited by tubular, 25 October 2019 - 21:38.


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:23

The green in the link is certainly bold. And I like
It. The blue seems quieter and quite nice. I look forward to a response from someone thats an owner of one or the other. :)
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 02:16

For less money you can buy a KOP from Japan and have urushi applied, or even other decorative elements. You can then pick the color and even finish. You could even buy a used pen in decent shape and get the work done. Something to consider.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 03:45

The green in the link is certainly bold. And I like
It. The blue seems quieter and quite nice. I look forward to a response from someone thats an owner of one or the other. :)

 

The two colors are so different the pens beneath them seem entirely different beasts.  



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Posted 26 October 2019 - 03:52

For less money you can buy a KOP from Japan and have urushi applied, or even other decorative elements. You can then pick the color and even finish. You could even buy a used pen in decent shape and get the work done. Something to consider.

 

This had not occurred to me at all, zaddick.  I didn't know that finding an independent urushi worker was even possible.

 

Though I am fussing about colors, it is really the exquisite nib that matters.  I think I would feel uneasy buying a KOP from someone who wasn't a nibmeister.  And yet clearly people do it all the time.  I'll have to think about this.



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Posted 30 October 2019 - 23:55

I am going to movie this question to the Japan-Asia section and hope for more responses.

 

Am I right that posting a notice of this is the correct thing to do?







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