Fountain Pens Types & Designs (Overview)


Manu Propria offers today eleven different pen designs and some of them in various sizes

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Negoro Nuri (Lacquer Overview)


Negoro refers to simple and elegant red lacquer objects that were produced during Japan’s medieval period, between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries. Embodying the ancient sense of Japanese beauty, the minimalistic forms of Negoro lacquer ware were primarily made to be functional objects and are void of elaborate decoration.

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Kawarinuri (Lacquer Overview)


"Kawari-Nuri" or"Saya-Nuri". During the Edo-period (1603-1868) designs by urushi lacquering on sword scabbards "saya" became fashionable. Almost unlimited ways to lacquer scabbards have been developed during the centuries.

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Raden (Lacquer Overview)


Raden - Ra = Mother o f Pearl, Den = Sprinkling
Raden is a Japanese decorative craft used in the creation of lacquerware and woodwork, though it can be applied to metal and other surfaces.

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Ishime-Ji-Nuri (Stone Surfaces)


In Japanese Culture, Art & Craft Stones „Ishi“ or "Seki" play an important role.Stones are used for building houses and Bridges and important element for creating the Japanese Garden. Tools are made from stones and various stone surface designs are found on many lacquer objects like sword scabbards, inro and boxes but also on ceramic, cast iron kettles, Tsuba an many more.

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Kinsoku Mitateai (Lacquer Overview)


Kinsoku Mitateai“ is the term for a group of urushi lacquer that imitates the surface of metal. Tetsu-Nuri or „tsuki-nuri“ is achieved with iron powder and urushi

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Bamboo & Precious Wood (Overview)


Bamboo - Take - Susutake A fast-growing plant believed native to East Asia, bamboo (derived from the Malay bambu), can be read "take" or "chiku". Bamboo has been long recognized for its strength, flexibility and durability, and even in modern times it has found new applications.

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"Shibui" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

 


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"Miyabi Shibui" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Bô" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Miyabi Bô" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Kiseru" Fountain Pens


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in two sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Miyabi Kiseru" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in two sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Miyabi Futo" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in one size
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Suisô" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in one sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Tanto" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in one sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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Roller Pen


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Roller Pens. All fountain pen designs are available also as Roller pens.
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Apple Pen" Cover Collection


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Apple Pens Cover, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on any pen design displayed on this website

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"Susutake" Fountain Pen Collection


Hand made Bamboo & Ebonite Fountain Pens, available in three sizes
Susutake bamboo is known as smoked bamboo. Thats because in rural Japan, after long years of sitting above a slowly burning stove, the bamboo darkens into a beautiful honey brown color - dark underneath, with a lighter brown facing upward. It also has a patinated, aged and antique appearance giving it unique appeal. Due to the long 'curing' process, the bamboo becomes very tough and stable. 

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Simplicitus


Manu Propria Pens has added a new pen concept to its collection, the SIMPLICITUS, only eye-dropper available in limited urushi lacquer types three colors marble lacquer (Dairiseki) and black stone lacquer (Kuro-Ishime-ji). The Simplicitus is an entry-level concept and comes with a high quality JOWO stainless steel nib and stainless steel clip.

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Dip Pens


Another new product is the Dip Pen in various designs, either with a pen case or over size cap with inkwell. The dip pens can be ordered with an overworked vintage steel nib from my collection. The dip pens can also be ordered without nib
The Pens are available in over 100 different lacquers

 


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Urushi Jewelry


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Jewelry
Kindly note, that all urushi lacquers shown on this website are available on any jewelry design displayed on this website

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Special & Unique Pieces


Custom orders for bespoke fountain pens are always welcome

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Letter Opener


Hand made Urushi & Ebonite Letter Opener, available in three sizes
Kindly note, that all urushi techniques shown on this website are available on this letter Opener

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Other Urushi Works


A collection of unique urushi works made by Martin Pauli, featuring techniques like dry lacquer "kanshitsu" and experimental lacquer "kawari-nuri"
Touch them, however, and it is immediately apparent that the eye has been deceived.  There is no stone, iron wood or fabric. All is recreated in lacquer. In Japanese lacquer arts there is a rich tradition, dating back to at least the 18th-century, of using lacquer in replication of materials. The 19th century artist Shibata Zeshin perfected such techniques.

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