Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Samurai - Edison, Hakumin Urushi Kobo, Furlano

Recommended Posts

I was asked to custom make a Samurai pen specifically with a helmet on the cap and sword clip.


The pen will be a modified Edison Mina bub filler. Here is an example of the pen:



Then Hakumin Urushi Kobo will do finish the pen in shiro tamenuri urushi which this is an example:





And I will work on the cap and clip. So this thread is about getting this pen together which between the design and urushi will take some time to do so updates will be intermittent.


I have never done a pen like this so I started out looking over a lot of different samurai helmets and swords. I narrowed it down to something less ornate that I thought would be practical to make and use.


Parts are to be made from wax and then cast in sterling silver.


Here is my first attempt at a helmet:




I got a Mina from Brian at Edison to use as a test:




I may or may not add more detail to the helmet... need o see how thing go, but here it eh helmet fit on the cap:





I am thing I may have Ernest from Hakumin Urushi Kobo do a little calligraphy o the cap or I may add a mask... not sure:




I looked at a couple of swords but I think I have settled on his one although I am not sure about the mounting yet:






That's all for now...

Edited by dfurlano
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 91
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • dfurlano


  • ethernautrix


  • richardandtracy


  • drgoretex


Interesting! Looking forward to the final result of the Samurai. :thumbup:

"Have fountain pen, will travel."

Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you use to make the prototype helmets and swords?

President, Big Apple Pen Club

Follow us on Instagram @big_apple_pen_club


"Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery."


J.J. Lax Pen Co.

www.jjlaxpenco.comOn Instagram: @jjlaxpenco

Link to post
Share on other sites

Final part, the mask. All parts are in a draft prototype stage. I need to go back and tweak them into their final form.







All the parts to date.



Edited by dfurlano
Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeez. I hope I don't like it TOO much. You know, the WANTING it liking it.


I kindv already want it.




etherX in To Miasto

Fleekair <--French accent.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Silly question.

How is the sword going to act as a clip with two support prongs?

Or is one going to be removed after casting? I'd have expected the sword's hand guard to be extended to form the invisible clip attachment.


Amazing seeing the project go forward though.





Link to post
Share on other sites

Customer does not want a functional clip. I actually modified the sword to sit closer to the pen cap.


You can see the cut out I added in the guard.




Wax model.



Link to post
Share on other sites

For the insanely bored. Streaming the cutting of a sword from a block of wax (no sound). I do this so I can monitor remotely from my tablet.


There are four cuts, two per side. Rough then finish the top then flip the part and rough/finish the bottom.


I built the mill, it has a NSK spindle and the software being shown is Mach3. The roughing is done with a 0.0325" ball nose end mill at 8000 rpm, the finish is a 0.005" 10 degree tapered ball nose end mill at 12000 rpm.



Link to post
Share on other sites

I think one day I must make myself a CNC mill. There is no way it's possible to make something so intricate in an acceptable time without CNC. Beautiful job.


No question about it, our machinist at work would be as green with envy as I am.





Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh boy, that definitely will be an awesome pen when finished. A piece of fine art. :puddle: Looking forward to the completion ... and thanks for sharing the proces of designing and making of it.

Happy Writing!, Mainecoon

Dreams are presentiments of what you are able to accomplish (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I think I have to model complete. Or as much of as I need complete. It is impossible to mach the detail in the model between the wax and the casting some get lost. But in general it should look like this. Also, there are no undercuts like in the model. As an example under the helmet it will be solid to the inner diameter.







Edited by dfurlano
Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice design, Dan! I really like it.


Customer does not want a functional clip. I actually modified the sword to sit closer to the pen cap.


So, it's an "elongated roll stop"? :ltcapd:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
    2. PAKMAN
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
    4. jar
    5. wimg
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Ferocity
      I hope you enjoy it ❤️ You are so very lucky ❤️
    • halffriedchicken
      Not sure if this has been suggested already but would a setting for localized regions or chapters in FPN be helpful? I don't know if there is a way to find local FPN members who would be nearby. I don't know if we want to be discoverable but a setting to know how many members are in 25, 50, or a 100 miles of each other might be helpful. We can create a regions specific network like Craigslist where people could use that to connect with nearby members, conduct in person sales, arrange FPN meetups
    • Daneaxe
      Hi again all, I forgot to tell y'all that I made the post about Sweden ink PIF. Most have probably found it long ago, but here's a link, anyway:      
    • Ayami_109
      I read your blog post and all the replies with much interest. I'm a FP user in Australia. Been part of this forum for years but rarely post. I did come across your ink sharing thread and considered participation. For me it's not lack of interest but lack of time to play around with FP and inks. I'd feel bad to put my hand up for the box and just have it sit until gosh knows when...   I also think that the FP community in Australia is smaller, and I wonder how many in the community are
    • A Smug Dill
      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 8 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 8 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 8 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 2ndJOB
      (52 years old)
    2. alleysally
    3. arkan15
      (34 years old)
    4. bakerag
      (46 years old)
    5. Basilios
      (37 years old)

  • Create New...