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.
This danitrio is a Urushi made pen on Takumi. They start with an Ebonite body and cap, then do a Base Black Urushi and then the Haruranman technique. The Haruranman means Flowers Are In Full Bloom In Spring. This version of the pen has black “spots” over a red base undercoat.
The pen fills via cartridge convertor and features a size 18kt gold nib. This pen has an MSRP of $2000