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Danitrio Takumi Urushi
Posted 20 March 2006 - 23:49
It is a C/C filler and arrived in a black laquered box deeply lined with a velvet type material. The presentation alone makes it look a million bucks. I won't tell you the price but I asked Kevin if he had any "specials" left and I jumped at the chance. There aren't many of these babies around.
Now to the pen.
It's Takumi size which is not small by any standards but it is very light and easy to hold. Writing is an easy affair and not tiresome at all, one of the most comfortable pens I have.
The body under the Urushi laquer is ebonite. This pen differs from my first Takumi in that it has a gold clip, not silver. This really suits this pen.
The finish is a lusturous glossy sheen and the section has the signature (I assume anyway) of the artist responsible in red. The pen is a deep blue / purple and changes depending on the light (it might be my eyes though ).
Fit and finish are nothing but perfect.
The nib I selected this time is a flexi medium and boy is it flexible. Great variation in line width depending on pressure. Very smooth as always. The nib is from the Bock factory and is beautifully detailed.
It writes perfectly with quite a wet line, more so than my broad on the raw ebonite one.
I'm not sure how durable the Urushi laquer is but this won't be an everyday user and if I do pocket it I'll make sure no other pens or glasses are with it. It does come with a nice polishing cloth though.
Overall this pen would stun anyone if you pulled it out to sign a cheque or contract. I am totally thrilled with it, it's much better than expected although my expectations were high to start with.
Finally thanks Kevin, I'm totally chuffed to say the least and the pen arrived in super quick time. Brilliant. I hope you don't mind me using your pic, my camera is c#$p.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 00:01
Posted 21 March 2006 - 00:21
No doubt you'll get a snail written with this at some stage.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:03
Care to post a writing sample to show the nib's flex?
Looking for interesting Sheaffer OS Balance pens
Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:19
Will post pic of writing sample and pics of box etc.. tonight my time.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:39
By the way, my wife seen that pict. on Kevin's website and she loved that pen (let me tell you this is a "big deal" 'cuz she's not a pen person). I ****almost**** had her convinced that I should own one too....
~ Oscar Wilde, 1888
Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:44
Posted 21 March 2006 - 05:24
Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:18
Amin, I'm using one of my favourite inks..WM Florida Blue..scribble / writing sample soon.
Posted 21 March 2006 - 07:30
Posted 20 May 2014 - 23:06
I realize that this great review of this beautiful pen was done years ago, but hopefully, Gary or some other kind soul can let me know what color Takumi is this pen.
Is it what is called Roiro-migake Murasaki (purple) or one of the other colors shown on the Takumi page at nibs.com?
And do you still recommend this pen?
Never had a Danitrio, but tempted lately......
FP Addict & Pretty Nice Guy
Current Pens: Cross, Delta, Montegrappa, Parker, Wahl-Eversharp
Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:16
Thanks Gary for the review! If it's possible, I would like to see more pics with different light settings to see how it changes the color.