Danitrio makes remarkable hand painted pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship. During the peaceful Tokugawa Era (1603-1868) Samurai had too much leisure time to spend, and the designs by Urushi paintings on their scabbards became fashionable as salesmen’s ties in dress suits today. The paintings in various free patterns on scabbards were called Saya-nuri, and we call it Kawari-nuri today. There are almost unlimited ways to paint on the scabbards and we use such free pattern paintings on pens also, while they are not the authentic methods of Maki-e. We can categorize Kawari-nuri by different materials and techniques they use.
This pen has a very unique feel to it. The pictures dont give it justice as the texture of the pen is much of the appeal of this mini subtle work of art.
The pen fills via cartridge convertor and features a 18kt gold nib. This pen is done on a Takumi, which is the size/shape of the pen. All the nibs are soft, with the exception of the Medium, where there is a choice of Soft or Stiff. This pen has an MSRP of $1600