Danitrio Maki-e Akigusa ni Suzumushi (Grass and Cricket) Fountain Pen on Hanryo
This pen has Urushi, Maki-e and Raden techniques. Hanryo means companion. And this pen is named that way because of its size compared to other Dantrios, which are larger generally in size because the larger the surface area, the easier it is paint.
Danitrio makes beautiful pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship that has been mastered over the last few thousand of years.
The base for Urushi paintings must be smooth and strong in order to have a good Urushi painting, which will last thousands of years. When the base is ready for painting, the first painting uses Sabi, Urushi mixed with polishing powders, as its base painting and call it Shita-nuri, the base painting. Then, Naka-nuri, the interim painting with Urushi is preparing for better Uwa-nuri, the finishing part of painting. The color of the interim painting has to be selected according to the color of the finishing part of painting. All these works are usually done by Nu-shi, craftsmen of Urushi paintings, painting 7 times in average and it takes 2-3 weeks before the Nu-shi can send back the pens to our Maki-e sh, who will do more Urushi painting works or Maki-e onto the pens.
The pen fills via cartridge convertor and features a Medium 18kt gold nib. This pen has an MSRP of $1800