Kuretake Urushi Maki-e Fountain Pen
Kuretake is a Japanese manufacturing company of writing implements. The firm began its activities manufacturing Sumi ink and brushes and then expanded its range of products, producing mainly brush pens. Their current range of products profile includes markers, brush pens, inks, watercolors.
Kuretake was founded in 1902 and was and is famous for making excellent brush and color brush pens with a fountain pen-like cartridge system that fuels the pen with ink from the inner section to the writing point. But as Pen Wing Stationery!
We like to elevate the elevated! We want to bring the brilliant and utmost beauty of the Kuretake Urushi makie brush pen collection to Urushi Maki-e Fountain pen lovers! by replacing brush tip with Schmidt Iridium Point Nib.
Urushi Maki-e Monogatari
Maki-e is a Japanese lacquer art that utilizes urushi lacquer to decorate. Stemming from the words “maku” meaning “to sprinkle” and “e” meaning “painting,” maki-e is a technique that a gold powder is sprinkled over after undercoating, painting, and coloring so as to obtain a luxurious and stereoscopic effect.
The quality of maki-e largely depends on the work process of shitaji (undercoating) and uwanuri (top coating) that affect the total outcome, and finally the togarashi (polishing of the surface to make it flat) after the top coating determines the quality of the final work.
The maki-e technique is distinguished from other decorating techniques such as hyomon technique in which haku and kirigane (gold foils thicker than haku) are used other than a gold powder, rankaku technique (decoration using fragments of quail and chicken egg shell to express the white color), and raden craft, which is a decoration made by inlaying shells like turbo marmoratus and abalone. It is also distinguished from chinkin technique, in which the gold powder or haku are inlayed into the carved surface.
Right from the get-go, you can easily notice that bold, distinguished Schmidt Iridium Point Nib, is sturdy, well balanced, and has a brilliant ink flow. The nib comes in Medium Size, and both sizes have runny and well-defined stokes that can keep you all day adoring how smooth this nib is regardless of the material.
The nib is made out of stainless steel material with an iridium point, but the writing experience does not compromise, The Medium-sized Iridium point has a gradient ink flow, with thicker ink is released at the end of each stroke and lighter release at the beginning of each stroke.
" a Butter smooth fountain pen that glides over your paper with precise writing line that do not scratch or breaks "
a Great reliable pen is a pen that breaks the norm of what a Kuretake pen should be!
Originated as a Brush Pen, then later transformed into an everday artistic, & sophisticated fountain pen coated with Urushi and Maki-e Monogatari with variety of Designs to choose from
Why did we want to offer Medium nib? Because the Medium nib is the most popular and wide sold all over the world from our experience of selling fountain pens all these years. Either way writing on a fine tip of the medium tip is a personal preference, and the nib we selected: Schmidt Iridium Point is a great Nib to compliment the beautiful Urushi maki-e body of Kuretake Fountain Pen This model is a Medium Nib Size Fountain Pen