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I am constantly astounded over the beauty and artistry of maki-e pieces.  But for me (even if *could* afford them, the urushi finish makes them "look, but don't touch" for me.... :(

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


ETA: And before I get any guff from ANYONE about being a "fear monger" -- yes, I AM that allergic to urushiol oil, which is the same stuff that is in poison ivy (and poison oak, and poison sumac -- kindly note the word "POISON" in the names). :angry:  And can NOT take the risk (poison ivy goes systemic on me, and the last time I had it I went through THREE bouts of steroids trying to knock it out, and that took about 6 weeks; I had a $400 US water bill for that quarter, since I was doing laundry every day so I wouldn't re-infect myself with my clothes or the sheets and towels. :wacko:  

I would not wish that on my worst enemy -- it's HORRIBLE.

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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26 minutes ago, ridiculopathy said:

Beautiful, thanks for sharing! I always look forward to Pelikan’s maki-e releases.

This is a custom order, not an official one.

Pelikan will have another mixed raden released later this year or earlier next year.

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It is a truly beautiful pen!  There is such an interesting contrast between the efficient functional design of the pen and the serene beauty of the maki-e scene.  Quite a wonderful piece and you are lucky to have it!

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On 8/29/2021 at 6:38 PM, freakman said:











Bespoke Piece. Taka Maki-e and raden on Pelikan M1000 body. Pavilion, mountain and waterfall.


Really very nice! And the fact that the images were imagined, conceived, and then executed as a one-off is truly impressive. Congratulations.

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Absolutely gorgeous!


Sadly, I am clumsy and sometimes drop pens. So, my rule is to buy pens which are functional, but not beautiful enough to cry over.

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