I recently received my second Ohasido pen and decided to start a thread to show the two pens i have. It has taken me about 5 months to find and buy both of these pens since they don't show up for sale often. There is not a lot of information about the company online but Russ Stutler has written a nice article about Mr. Uehara and Ohasido pens that provides information. Here is a link to the article:
In addition, and thanks to Taki and Stan there is a very interesting video showing Mr. Uehara at work in his small appartment/workshop in Sendai. From our understanding the video was made by the education department of Sendai. Here is the link to that:
Both of the pens i have are urushi lacquered. The long black one measures 16cm capped. It is a very comfortable pen to use for long periods of time and the urushi coating is shiny and beautiful. The pen has a 14K single tone S-F nib, that is made by Sailor. It is a dream to write with. It fills via Sailor cartridges or Sailor converter. The pen came in its simple Paulownia wood box, all the paperwork and a nice suede leather case. i got lucky with it because the seller also included a spare section with a brand new S-M nib so if i want to change nib i can just exchange the sections. The seller told us that the pen was purchased in 2002. I really like the design of the pen. While the cap is almost flat top the barrel is finished in a nice torpedo shape. It is a lightweight pen and the balance is perfect.
The shorter pen measures 13.5cm. It is executed in a beautiful dark blue and black urushi pattern that is pretty abstract like passing clouds. It reminds me of the night sky. I love the flat end design used in the pen. The colors on it are relatively dark blues and black but once the sun catches the pen it is a different story as you can see in the photos. The pen has a thick 18K solid gold band right above the section that adds to its looks but also makes the balance excellent. The 14K S-F (soft fine) glides on paper with no hesitation even after the pen sits uncapped for over 10 minutes.
The pen came with a very nice leather case for it with the name of the maker/shop on it.
I can go on talking for a long time about these two gorgeous pens but i will let some photos do the extra talking. I am very happy to have these two pens and will definitely remain in my collection.
The pictures and ideas for the backgrounds were all Jade's work
Edited by Nikolaos, 07 December 2008 - 12:39.