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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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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisJ View Post
    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
    Yes, it has a unique feel. It is stronger. And it has final hairline finish.

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    Default Re: A new Japanese Shippoyaki Bakelite fountain pen

    I dunno. Bakelite (beautiful though it can be) gets really brittle and shatters easily.

    How is that addressed in these pens. I'd worry.

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