Danitrio Roiro-migaki Yellow on Junikaku Fountain Pen
This is a very large pen. Not a pen for someone who wants a “normal sized” pen. Even oversized pens cower in the presence of this beast. To give you an idea of the size. The nib on it is a #8 nib. Its an eyedropper filled pen as well. Probably could hold a full bottle of ink. 😉
Roiro-migaki starts with the process of Shita-nuri (base painting) which takes one day to dry. Then, Naka-nuri(middle painting) preparing for final painting, also takes one day to dry. Uwa-nuri (final painting) uses oil-free Urushi, refined Urushi called Roiro-urushi is used for the final painting. After this, some special charcoal is used to burnish the surface repeatedly until the surface is shiny with luster. The work of burnishing is done differently by the craftsmen. The final finish will take a few days or more depending on the weather and humidity where the work is done. Better quality Urushi-nuri usually requires base painting 2-3 times, middle painting 2 times and final painting 3 times.
Danitrio makes remarkable hand painted pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship. The amount of details on the pen is remarkable. The little details may easily be overlooked. One thing to consider is how the artist uses difference sizes of gold flake to create the desired effect. This pen takes many months to finish.
The pen fills via Eyedropper and features an 18kt gold nib.
MSRP of $2000