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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Namiki Maki-e Vanishing Point Kagimonyou and Nanten

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Namiki launched two maki-e vanishing point fountain pens using hira maki-e technique. They are Kagimonyou (Key Pattern Wave) and Nanten (Heavenly Bamboo).

Here is a few picture of the latest and hotest maki-e pens.

Monday, October 28, 2013

PILOT 95TH ANNIVERSARY MAKI-E RYU (DRAGON) LIMITED EDITION FOUNTAIN PEN

Pilot Japan celebrate their 95th anniversary this year (2013). They launched two limited edition this year. The the majestic Nobori Ryu (“Rising Dragon”) emperor fountain pen and Ryu (“Dragon”) yukari size fountain pen in limited edition.

The unsigned yukari ryu limited edition fountain pen is long simple. Actually, the artisan uses a few maki-e technique to create this the mystical creature.  It is illuminated in gold and silver glow against a rich black base through a combination Taka (Raised) Maki-e and Togidashi (Burnished) Maki-e techniques.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Danitrio Hummingbirds maki-e fountain pen

Danitrio and Fook Hing Trading work together to launch a few Danitrio maki-e pens last evening in Singapore. Danitrio hummingbirds maki-e fountain pens was one of the new maki-e pen launched last evening. The pen shown here is one of the two hummingbirds maki-e pens that was launched last evening.

For this design, there are Yusai artisan painted two hummingbirds using different maki-e technique.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

DaniTrio Voice of Cricket Limited Edition

For maki-e pens lovers, you must make a trip to Fook Hing Trading. Danitrio makie pens has gone quiet in the local market for awhile. A recent visit to Fook Hing Trading, I discover they have increases the range of Danitrio makie fountain pens.

There is also different price ranges of makie Danitrio fountain pens to meet different group of pen lovers.

The Dani Trio Voice of Cricket maki-e fountain pen caught my eyes. It is the creation of artisan Masayuki Haria.

Unlike the other maki-e pens barrel, Masayuki created a very unique maki-e technique to create a net pattern on the barrel. The net is raise, giving the feel of a net wrapping round the pen.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Platinum Tiger In The Dark Maki-e (Shikkoku Anei taketoraou-zu) Fountain Pen Limited Edition

Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. launched their second sumikoage maki-e fountain pen last month (September).

In maki-e technique, there are few makie techniques to raise the design. One of the maki-e technique is called Sumikoage technique, which uses charcoal powder to raise the design.

I was told that the artisan has to craft the pen in a control air-flow environment to avoid the fine charcoal powder from floating in the air. The artisan also also need to good breathing technique for the same reason, and breathing in the fine charcoal powder which might cause health problem.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Visconti Medina Limited Edition

Our Muslim friends are having their Hari Raya Haji tomorrow. I am posting a fountain pen theme that our Muslim  friends will be familiar; the Visconti Medina Limited Edition.

Medina is the burial place of Muhammad. It is the second most sacred site in Islam. His tomb is located in one of the three oldest mosques in Islam. My Muslim friends told me it is still one the most visited place.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Bortoletti Inkwell Cal40

I was charmed by Bortoletti inkwell back in 2005 when I was travelling in Sydney. Just over the weekend, I picked up a few inkwells at our friendly local fine writing instrument retailer Fook Hing Trading.

These inkwell is a fine decoration on my writing desk, and  good talking pieces among my guests.

Here is a few photo shoots of the Bortoletti inkwell.