Bottegando Waterfall Maki-e Fountain Pen
Get ready to embark on a whimsical writing adventure with the Boxwood Hand-Turned Fountain Pen. This pen is a true masterpiece, painstakingly crafted to bring a touch of enchantment to your writing experience. And hey, who said writing couldn't be magical?
First things first, this pen is without a clip, because why would you want a mundane clip when you can have a pen that's as free-spirited as your words? The preventive lacquering in black urushi Roiro ensures that this pen not only looks stylish but also stands the test of time.
Now, let's talk about the real showstopper - the mesmerizing Maki-e artwork that adorns this pen. Picture a golden sunset cascading down a waterfall, while ancient castle towers dominate the surrounding rocks. A serene lake reflects the breathtaking scenery, with tranquil waters that even a passing duck finds irresistible. It's like a fairytale come to life, right there on your pen.
The talented artisans have employed a range of techniques to bring this magical scene to existence. Taka maki-e creates a relief painting with fine powders of gold and pure silver, forming the rocks and waterfall in all their majestic glory. Togidashi Maki-e delicately layers colored urushi, abrading it with magnolia charcoal to reveal glimpses of 22k gold dust and pure palladium, adding depth and subtle shades to the foreground rock and our adorable little duck friend.
The lake's reflections and the cascading waterfall come alive through Raden and Bokashi techniques. Abalone mother-of-pearl flakes, covered with urushi and skillfully abraded, shimmer in the light, mimicking the sparkling waters. The gradation effect is further enhanced with 23.75k gold granules and 22k gold dust, silver, and platinum sprinkled artfully. It's like having a tiny work of art in your hand every time you put pen to paper.
The sky above is a canvas of golden bliss, painted with Hira maki-e - a flat painting technique using urushi covered in fine 22k gold dust. The clouds float dreamily, inviting your imagination to soar alongside them. And let's not forget the rock in the foreground, adorned with meticulously placed Kirigane - small 9k gold pieces that were cut and lovingly positioned by hand, covered with lacquer and polished to perfection.
But this pen isn't just a feast for the eyes. The nib holder block, lacquered with black Kuro Roiro urushi, provides a comfortable grip, ensuring that every stroke is a pleasure. The 14k gold nib, with its 5mm feeder and medium tip size from the renowned German manufacturer Bock, glides smoothly across the page, turning your words into pure magic. It's compatible with both cartridges and converters, making it a versatile companion for any writing adventure.
Practicality meets enchantment with the non-screwable screw cap on the back, adding a dash of convenience to this whimsical wonder. With an open length of 12.9cm and a closed length of 14.6cm, this pen fits comfortably in your hand, ready to transport you to realms of inspiration. The barrel diameter of 1.4cm and cap diameter of 1.5cm strike the perfect balance between elegance and usability.
To add a personal touch, the Bottegando brand "B" proudly marks this pen, while the signature "S.M." of the talented artist who brought this masterpiece to life is a testament to its authenticity. And don't forget the unique serial number U103, elegantly inscribed in red Urushi lacquer on the pen cap. This pen is a one-of-a-kind gem, as unique as your own creative voice.
The Boxwood Hand-Turned Fountain Pen is more than just a writing instrument; it's a magical tool that invites you to unleash your imagination and create wonders with every stroke. Let this pen be your gateway to a world where dreams take shape and words weave their own spells. Get ready to make your writing experience an extraordinary one with this truly exceptional piece of art.
Capped Length: 5.75 in.(146.0mm)
Uncapped Length: 4.72 in.(120.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.59 in.(15.0mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.51 in.(13.0mm)
Weight: 1.40 oz.(39.7g)
Body Material: Urushi Lacquer
Trim Material: Gold Plated
Section Material: Urushi Lacquer
Nib Material: 14k Gold
Nib Size: #5
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (standard international)
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Threaded
Clip Style: Spring Metal