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    Default A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    How do you think about this fountain pen? I would love to hear your first impression!

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    The body is made from bakelite and on cap crown there is Shippoyaki art (Japanese cloisonne) made by a famous Japanese shippoyaki artist.
    I am going to run a funding project for this fountain pen on Kickstarter.
    If you are interest in the art and the pen, I appreciate your support.


    https://www.wancherpen.com/pages/shippoyaki

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    That's rather lovely. The pen itself quite simple and all the effort going into the button. I thought the one on the right was raden, to begin with.

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Those are quite attractive, wow.

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Quote Originally Posted by amk View Post
    That's rather lovely. The pen itself quite simple and all the effort going into the button. I thought the one on the right was raden, to begin with.
    Thank you so much! It's quite similar to raden though because it also includes shell in the ingredients.

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Those are quite attractive, wow.
    Thank you!!!

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    I have been following you for a few months on Instagram and this is the project that really captured my eye. Just saw the KS notice on IG so I signed up for notification. Keep up the beautiful work - ALL of your pens have looked lovely and seemed to have such high craftsmanship standards.
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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Those are some very attractive pens....understated is a good way to describe them...until you see that top finial. Very nice.

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    But why Bakelite? That reminded me of vintage box cameras.

    a.k.a polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride if the internet were to be inquired, I just want to write that word
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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Those do look like lovely pens

    How does the Bakelite compare to Ebonite or Acrylic, is it different to turn ? does it have a unique feel ?

    I understand it can be more brittle

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