The "Tricorn Acer" is a plastic fountain pen lacquered in the Tamenuri style with gold bronze Acer Platanoides (hence the name) leafs. It has been covered in 4 layers of black base urushi lacquer (wet sanded with #1000 grid sandpaper after each application and curing), the next layers where done with red urushi, again curing and sanding after each layer, in the last layers gold bronze powder has been aplied to the leafs. Then, to cover the red layers, clear natural colored transparent urushi (honey-colored) was used. Once the urushi was completey cured, the pen was wet sanded in bands until the red urushi became visible under the dark clear lacquer. For the finishing urushi got applicated on the pen and wiped off with filtering paper. After a final curing period the lacquer was burnished and polished to a glasslike shine. Length of the production process: 3 months.
Filling mechanism: Cartdridge / Converter
23,5 x 6,4 x 2,1 cm
Black, red, clear and kijo-mi urushi, gold-bronze powder