Ebonite Fountain Pens with Urushi Lacquer Finish hand made in small serial for direct order and retail. The design is named “Shibui”. Note that shape, length and diameter of barrel and cap can vary slightly.”Shibui” objects appear to be simple overall but they include subtle details, such as textures, that balance simplicity with complexity. This balance of simplicity and complexity ensures that one does not tire of a shibui object but constantly finds new meanings and enriched beauty that cause its aesthetic value to grow over the years.
Standard: Total Length: 150mm, Barrel Length: 115mm, Cap Length: 70mm, Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 24g, Nib: No. 10, 18Kt Gold
Medium: Total Length: 180mm, Barrel Length: 130mm, Cap Length: 85mm, Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 36g , Nib: No. 12, 18Kt Gold
Long: Total Length:150mm, Barrel Length: 155mm, Cap Length: 95mm, Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 48g, Nib: No.8, 18Kt, Gold
“Kawari-Nuri” The barrel, cap and sections are made from Japanese Ebonite and finished in various experimental urushi lacquer techniques called “saya-nuri” or “kawari-nuri“. During the Edo-period (1603-1868) designs by urushi lacquering on sword scabbards “saya” became fashionable. Almost unlimited ways to lacquer scabbards have been developed during the centuries.
Kujaku, Kujaku-Nuri literally „Peacock Lacquer“.
Umi Ishimeji (Ocean Green Color) s the term for „lacquer imitating stone surfaces“.
Satô Nuri, a lacquer technique in which sugar is sprinkled into wet black lacquer. After several more black coats the surface is ground an dropped into warm water to wash out the sugar. Then the surface is several times lacquered with red “shû” urushi and finally ground and polished.
Aka Kinsoku Mitateai is the term for surfaces created to look like reddish metal.
Aka Ishimeji (red stone) is the term for „lacquer imitating stone surfaces“.
Tame Kinsoku Mitateai Kinsoku Mitateai is the term for surfaces created to look like metal. Tame refers to the final coat of transparent urushi which is polished.
Gin Ishimeji (Silver) s the term for „lacquer imitating stone surfaces“.
Namban-Kawarinuri is the term for „experimental Lacquer“.
Namban = Southern Barbarian, designs influenced by or made for foreign market.
“Nashiji-Nuri” is made by sprinkling fine gold powders on wet lacquer surface. Then the surface is coated with transparent Urushi and is polished until the coating is just thick enough to keep the powders underneath and shiny. The effect is like the skin of pear (Nashi).
Kongô-Nashiji is made with diamond powder instead of gold powder
Nama Ha Suri Nuri, a lacquer technique in which plant leafs are applied with sticky pigmented urushi and removed again to leave back the pattern. Momiji-Maki-e is the term when momiji (mapel leafs) are used.
Sumiko-Shiage, Urushi, Lit. charcoal polishing. A lacquer technique which involves applying a thick paste of charcoal powder and urushi onto the surface resulting in a matte to semi-matte black surface with a fine granular texture. It is typically used for black on black techniques although other techniques such as maki-e can be used with this technique as a base.
Kin Ishimeji (Gold) is the term for lacquer imitating stone surfaces“.