Kawarinuri (Experimental Lacquer Overview)

"Kawari-Nuri" The barrel, cap and sections are made from Japanese Ebonite and finished in various experimental urushi lacquer techniques called "saya-nuri" or "kawari-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.It is my goal to re-discover old and to invent new techniques being applied on my fountain pens. The samples on the below chart are only a small selection of the possibilties.Please note, that all urushi techniques shown on the chart are available on all pen designs displayed on this website

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