Behold, the Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Hawk" Fountain Pen, a mesmerizing work of art that elevates the act of writing to a whole new level. This pen is not just a writing instrument; it's a masterpiece crafted with passion, skill, and a touch of avian majesty.
The barrel of this extraordinary pen is meticulously turned from birch briar root, bringing the warmth and elegance of nature to your fingertips. Its cap, made from exquisite boxwood, adds a touch of sophistication to the overall design. But that's just the beginning.
Prepare to be enchanted as you gaze upon the lacquering that adorns this pen. The barrel is coated with Translucent Kijiro Urushi using the Suri Urushi technique, creating a mesmerizing sheen that catches the light just so. Meanwhile, the cap showcases the captivating allure of Black Roiro urushi and Kijiro with Bokashi technique, featuring delicate granules and 22k gold powder arranged in a captivating gradation and spiral pattern. As if that weren't enough, scattered Raden mother-of-pearl flakes dance upon the lacquer, adding a touch of ethereal beauty to the mix.
Let your imagination take flight as you explore the exquisite Maki-e artwork adorning this pen. On the cap, a group of white doves soar gracefully through the air, their wings capturing the essence of freedom. On the barrel, a magnificent Peregrine Falcon perches confidently on a branch, its keen eyes surveying the world below. These intricate scenes are brought to life through a combination of masterful techniques.
Taka maki-e technique brings relief to the branch and certain parts of the hawk, using urushi in shades of white, black, and brown, along with fine powders of 22k gold, pure silver, and pure platinum. Togidashi Maki-e delicately abrades layers of colored urushi, revealing glimpses of 22k gold dust and pure silver, creating subtle shades and highlights for both the hawk and doves. Hira Maki-e sprinkles 22k gold dust and pure silver on red, yellow, and white urushi lacquer, adding exquisite detail to the intricate figures. Finally, the cap is adorned with Raen, where delicate abalone mother-of-pearl flakes are embedded in lacquer and skillfully revealed through careful abrasion.
The craftsmanship extends even to the finest details. The nib holder, made from brass, steel, and lacquered ebonite with Kuro Roiro Urushi, provides a solid grip and exudes elegance. The renowned German manufacturer Bock contributes a 14k gold nib with a medium tip size, ensuring a smooth and effortless writing experience. The pen features an international standard connection for cartridge or converter feed, making it versatile and adaptable to your writing preferences.
Measuring 14.8cm when open and 17.1cm when closed, with a cap diameter of 1.5cm and barrel diameter of 1.4cm, this pen fits perfectly in your hand, offering comfort and balance. The non-screwable screw cap on the back adds a touch of convenience to the mix, allowing you to unleash your creativity with ease.
To add the final touch of personalization, the barrel proudly bears the Bottegando brand "B" and the signature "S.M." of the talented artist who brought this pen to life. The unique serial number U101, written in lacquer and 22k gold, further emphasizes the exclusivity of this exceptional creation.
The Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Hawk" Fountain Pen is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of its creators. It's more than a writing instrument; it's a treasure that captures the essence of elegance, creativity, and the boundless beauty of nature. With this pen in hand, every stroke becomes a masterpiece, and every word takes flight with the grace of a soaring hawk.
Capped Length: 6.73 in.(171.0mm)
Uncapped Length: 5.83 in.(148.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.59 in.(15.0mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.55 in.(14.0mm)
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