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Old 01-11-2018, 05:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Manu Propria Pens - "Tamahagane-Nuri"

Ebonite pen with solid coating of "tamehagane" powder and urushi lacquer.

Tamahagane (玉鋼) is a type of steel made in the Japanese tradition. The word tama means "round and precious", like a gem. The word hagane means "steel". Tamahagane is used to make Japanese swords, knives, and other kinds of tools.

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Stunningly beautiful in its "stark" blackness !! . I like it !! . Well done, Martin !!
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Amazing! I love the lacquer - something I would love to learn in the future. I'm curious, does the cap post?
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A Most Splendid Pen Martin,
Glorious Profile, and Proportions
Magnificent Materials, the Ebonite Blank Base, with the Tamahagane Powder, and Urushi Lacquer.
Outstanding Concept, and Superb Execution.
Congratulations my Friend.
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Thank you for your comments. As mentioned earlier I am trying to exhaust the possibilities with urushi. This is the 105th lacquer technique I have developed. It is not everybody's taste but purist collectors of Japanese art appreciate things made from iron.
Urushi pens are not suitable to post caps.

Wishing a pleasant weekend

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