With this technique, many layers of different Urushi are applied unevenly to wooden or ebonite surface. After a long period of 3-4 months when Urushi lacquer is dry, artisans will start polishing to even the surface. The final finish will then become smoothly glossy and show the mottled patterns. The whole process takes 6-7 months and is totally done by hands.
The "age" in Ro-age refers to the effect of the main color that is finally raised over other complementary colors. In Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi refers to the acceptance of imperfection or also called "wisdom in natural simplicity". This what you will find in our Sekai Urushi fountain pen.
The natural imperfection of Urushi and wood might appear on the body of the fountain pen as minor roughness or uneven spots. With the appreciation of natural materials, our artisans intended not to remove this "flawed beauty" but instead spent many months on the meticulous coating to achieve the shiniest and elegant art that can last for life.
And because of this Wabi-sabi concept, the Sekai Urushi fountain pen is different from one to another so we call it a one-of-a-kind fountain pen. Filling mechanism: Converter or Cartridge (European International Standard). Nib: #6 Jowo stainless steel. Traditional Japanese Wooden Box + Pen Kimono + Instructional Materials + Certificate + Converter + Cartridge. Note: This Urushi fountain pen is made with the Kara-nuri technique by which many different lacquers were applied using a spatula-like tool - the shikake-bera.
Traces of this tool can be seen on the pen's surface and they become a unique charm and artistic trait of the pen itself. Please do not mistake this with defects.