There is a certain intrinsic flamboyance about Italian design. Just like German pens are known for their engineering, Japanese pens are known for the finesse of their nibs, the Italian pens are known for the joie de verve they exude. Yes, I know I am at fault here for oversimplifying
An Urushi tree takes about 12 to 15 years to mature for commercial purposes. For only a few months during the year, the sap can be gathered, with every tree producing at best, only about a cupful of sap (about 150 grams), from which the celebrated Urushi lacquer is made.
Tamenuri reaches its apogee in fountain pens created by AP Limited Editions – stark in their simplicity, numinous as the ultimate truth. Literally, the Japanese term “Kintsugi” translates to mean “golden joinery”. It is also, often, uttered as “Kintsukuroi”, which means “golden repairs”. On a very basic level, the art
Pen World – there is only one God in the world of niche lifestyle magazines that deal with writing instruments and Nicky Pessaroff is His prophet. For the last three decades, the Pen World has highlighted the finer nuances of writing, featuring everything pens – new and vintage at all
Japanese Pens – delights to behold, wonders of craftsmanship. Legend has it that it was a friend returning from England, who first had shown a fountain pen to Kyugoro Sakata. Sakata was an engineer by profession and had immediately taken up the challenge of manufacturing fountain pens in Japan. The