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Old 04-17-2018, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Manu Propria Pens - "Kintsugi" Pen Repair

A pen came in with a damage and needed some repair. It is the first repair on one of my pens and I tried to do my best. "Kintsugi" is the art of mending. In Japan things are not thrown away but are mended with urushi or and metal powders such as gold = Kin or Silver = Gin.
I Japan people believe, that a mended piece can become more precious that it has been before.

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Great repair. Pen is awesome.
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Your Kintsugi (repaired) pen definitely fulfills the Japanese tradition that "a mended piece can become more precious that it has been before". The owner must be thrilled! I am impressed. No 'oops' band here. This appears to be the original design rather than a patch to repair damage. Fine work as always...
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Very nice. If one didn't know they could believe it was designed this way. Martin was it just a chip in the urushi of the cap or did the ebonite also break out?
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Fine job. I always look forward to your posts, because not only are your creations excellent but they're always educational.
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Excellent job , looks like it was designed that way as Curly said . Did you also repair the bowl ? Another excellent job .
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Thank you very much.
The ebonite with the urushi hase broken and been lost.
Yes, I have also made some bowls
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Beautiful save - The addition is excellent and in no respect detracts from the original.
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I like this Japanese penchant to repair and re-use !

Well done, Martin !!
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