Tag Archives: Urushi

Chatting About My Pens Part 5: Red Pens (Classic Pens, Platinum)

In this new series of videos, I chat about my pens. There will be no writing samples here: if you’re interested in that, please check out my reviews of the individual pens or see my Personal Pens videos.

In this fifth installment, I talk about red pens.

Chatting About My Pens Part 2: Urushi Fountain Pens (Namiki, Danitrio)

In this new series of videos, I chat about my pens. There will be no writing samples here: if you’re interested in that, please check out my reviews of the individual pens or see my Personal Pens videos.

In this second installment, I talk about my urushi pens, made by Namiki and Danitrio.

Wancher Dream Pen (Final Version) in Ebonite

This final version of the Wancher dream pen was kindly sent to me by Wancher. Check out my review of the urushi prototype here.

Measurements
Length (capped): 153.2 mm/6.03″
Length (uncapped): 132.3 mm/5.21″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 9.3 – 15.4 mm/0.36″ – 0.60″
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 11.8 mm/0.42″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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Platinum Izumo Urushi Fountain Pen Review

Measurements
Length (capped): 156.0 mm/6.15″
Length (uncapped): 134.3 mm/5.29″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 10.3 – 14.3 mm/0.41″ – 0.56″
Diameter (barrel): 9.7 – 16.1 mm/0.38″ – 0.63″
Weight (all): 38.5 g
Weight (cap): 13.5 g
Weight (body): 25 g

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Danitrio Genkai Roiro-Migaki Fountain Pen Review

I picked up this beautiful pen from Chatterley Luxuries.

Measurements
Length (capped): 173.6 mm/6.84″
Length (uncapped): 150.6 mm/5.93″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (section): 13.3 – 14.4 mm/0.52″ – 0.57″
Diameter (barrel): 17.2 – 18.1 mm/0.68″ – 0.71″
Weight (all): 45 g
Weight (cap): 29 g
Weight (body): 16 g

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A superb artist’s rendition of a one-way shutoff valve.

Wancher Dream Pen Fountain Pen Review

This pen was kindly lent to my by Wancher.  Find the Kickstarter here.

MEASUREMENTS
Length (capped): 153.2 mm/6.03″
Length (uncapped): 132.3 mm/5.21″
Length (posted): N/A
Diameter (barrel): 9.3 – 15.4 mm/0.36″ – 0.60″
Diameter (section): 10.7 – 11.8 mm/0.42″ – 0.46″
Weight (all): 25 g
Weight (cap): 8 g
Weight (body): 17 g

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My Personal Pens: Namiki Emperor Vermillion

The Namiki Emperor is a great pen, in every sense of the word.  It’s a giant ebonite pen, which is then lacquered with urushi.  The nib is Namiki’s #50 – and it’s enormous and a little springy (contrary to the modern Emperor nibs, which are stiffer, as I understand).  A behemoth, this eyedropper-filled pen with a one-way shutoff valve holds about 6 ml of ink – so I can use this for weeks without having to re-ink it.  If you are interested, I have also recorded a full review of this pen.  This beautiful pen was a gift from Azizah, which makes it all the more special.