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Thanks Lisa!

 

Here are some more images; I have yet to achieve Smudge Free Mastery (or Dust Free Mastery, for that matter) :)

 

Julie, good call - I think Kevin is pretty busy through October, but if someone else hasn't chimed in, I'll email him to find out.

 

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Oh! I went to danitrio.com and guess what I saw under 'Basic Urushi Paintings'? The Short Octagon *and* the Hyotan (aka the "Mae West")! This might change my pen budget plans yet again... :hmm1:

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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Oo, those are nice!

 

Dare I share John Mottishaw's secret? Yes, I dare.

 

Compressed air.

 

He uses compressed air to blow the dust off the pens before taking pictures.

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Oh! I went to danitrio.com and guess what I saw under 'Basic Urushi Paintings'? The Short Octagon *and* the Hyotan (aka the "Mae West")! This might change my pen budget plans yet again... :hmm1:

 

Made me look! Curses, yet again!

 

Have you held a 'Mae West?' I'd love to know how it compares in feel/weight/size with the Short Octagon.

 

I think Siv has a couple of S.O.s with the same signature as yours. Maybe he knows and will chime in. I can't help it: I always want to know everything about the pens!

...writing only requires focus, and something to write on. —John August

...and a pen that's comfortable in the hand.—moi

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Lisa, :notworthy1: thanks! I might reshoot those tomorrow.

 

Julie, that is my one concern - I think it's about the same size as a Takumi? My rule of thumb: bigger than a MB 149? Gotta take a pass. Same size as a 149 or smaller, watch out wallet!!!

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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Here are a couple of photos comparing a Mae West and a Takumi, if that helps:

 

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Dimensions as follows (first number is Mae West, second is Takumi):

 

Capped length: 148 mm, 144 mm

Unposted length: 133 mm, 128 mm

Max barrel diameter: 19.4 mm, 16.1 mm

Section diameter (max/min): 14.0/13.2 mm, 12.6/12.0 mm

Capped weight: 38 g, 29 g

Uncapped weight: 24 g, 18 g

 

The Mae West feels great in my hand. The curved barrel is comfortable and not overly bulky. My only issue is that the section diameter is a bit on the large size and I find it fatiguing to write for long stretches; the Takumi is closer to my ideal from that standpoint.

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Very cool, geoduc! That is very helpful.

 

Also, those are some beautiful pens, especially that blue Mae West! :thumbup:

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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The Mae West feels great in my hand. The curved barrel is comfortable and not overly bulky. My only issue is that the section diameter is a bit on the large size and I find it fatiguing to write for long stretches; the Takumi is closer to my ideal from that standpoint.

 

Awesome! Very helpful. I love the idea of the 'Mae West' as it seems as if it would be very comfortable to hold. Yet it seems like it's still too big for my hand.

...writing only requires focus, and something to write on. —John August

...and a pen that's comfortable in the hand.—moi

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Did no one tell you that I am in the middle of a nasty divorce and that these sort of purchases are frowned upon? Have mercy on my soul...

 

I currently have a Mikado, a Bokashi-Nuri, a Fellowship pen, a Mae West and a 30 piece Mother of Pearl prototype FP.

 

I have sold off my other DT's. It is not enough, and I'm guessing that, even with Kevin's Hellish schedule, he is going to work these pens back into his life.

 

No Kevin? Look me straight into my eyes and tell me no.....hmmmm?

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Very cool, geoduc! That is very helpful.

 

Also, those are some beautiful pens, especially that blue Mae West! :thumbup:

 

 

 

Awesome! Very helpful. I love the idea of the 'Mae West' as it seems as if it would be very comfortable to hold. Yet it seems like it's still too big for my hand.

 

Glad to enable help. I love the kara-nuri finish and am grateful to Kevin for tracking down these pens a couple of years ago. I'll miss having him as the source of all things Danitrio.

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I think Siv has a couple of S.O.s with the same signature as yours. Maybe he knows and will chime in. I can't help it: I always want to know everything about the pens!

 

It's dancing man, fat woman, DJ - or Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku)

 

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Danitrio Fellow, Nakaya Nutter, Sailor Sailor (ret), Visconti Venerator, Montegrappa Molester (in training), ConwayStewart Champion & Diplomat #77

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Siv to the rescue! Awesome :)

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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I think Siv has a couple of S.O.s with the same signature as yours. Maybe he knows and will chime in. I can't help it: I always want to know everything about the pens!

 

It's dancing man, fat woman, DJ - or Koichiro Okazaki (Kogaku)

 

 

Thanks, Siv! I sure wish there was a key to connect a signature with the artist. happyberet.gif

 

 

Maybe we could create one...hmmmm

 

@quinden, in case you haven't seen it from the Danitrio website:

Koichiro Okazaki. Signature: Kogaku.

Title: Dento Kogei-shi. Born in 1959.

He learnt Maki-e from a master and was recognized with Kao (authorized monogram) Omote School in 1991 by Kuda Munenori of Sado (Tea ceremony). His works have been accepted by the National Art Exhibition each year since then.

...writing only requires focus, and something to write on. —John August

...and a pen that's comfortable in the hand.—moi

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"Thanks, Siv! I sure wish there was a key to connect a signature with the artist. "

Julie, that is a great idea! Thanks for the info on the artist as well. :thumbup:

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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Julie, I was so happy to get it I never even checked out the signature :) - I'll see what I can find out!

 

Tame-nuri, Tame-midori are made by Mr. Koichiro Okazaki, while the ki-dame and tame-murasaki are done by Kosetsu san (Mr. Tatsuya Todo). They signed at different places, purely base on personal preferences. Danitrio does not dictate where they sign :-)

 

Kevin

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Julie, I was so happy to get it I never even checked out the signature :) - I'll see what I can find out!

 

Tame-nuri, Tame-midori are made by Mr. Koichiro Okazaki, while the ki-dame and tame-murasaki are done by Kosetsu san (Mr. Tatsuya Todo). They signed at different places, purely base on personal preferences. Danitrio does not dictate where they sign :-)

 

Kevin

 

That's good to know, Kevin, thanks! I hope your October hasn't been too hectic :)

Currently using:Too many pens inked to list, I must cut back! :) I can guarantee there are flighters, urushi, and/or Sheaffer Vac-fillers in the mix!!!

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4371168844_35ba5fb338.jpg

Danitrio Fellow, Nakaya Nutter, Sailor Sailor (ret), Visconti Venerator, Montegrappa Molester (in training), ConwayStewart Champion & Diplomat #77

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Thanks Kevin for the information! And wow, Siv, beautiful close-ups on the signatures! Thank you for posting those.

...writing only requires focus, and something to write on. —John August

...and a pen that's comfortable in the hand.—moi

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The Mae West feels great in my hand. The curved barrel is comfortable and not overly bulky. My only issue is that the section diameter is a bit on the large size and I find it fatiguing to write for long stretches; the Takumi is closer to my ideal from that standpoint.

 

Awesome! Very helpful. I love the idea of the 'Mae West' as it seems as if it would be very comfortable to hold. Yet it seems like it's still too big for my hand.

 

My Mae West is probably the most comfortable Dani Trio I have (although they all tend to shrink in your hand when writing). One of the best things about it is the wonderful organic feel it has when I rub my fingers over it....uh...

 

Another great thing is the few number of turns to take the cap off. It is actually fun to do.

 

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