A variation on one of Danitrio's most popular pen styles, the Mikado Flat Top with Clip is a large writing instrument that provides an attractive surface for layered Urushi finishes. It is an eye-dropper filler with a very generous ink capacity.
All Danitrio pens are available from us as special order items - pens already in stock with Danitrio will usually ship in one week or less.
In Tame-Nuri technique, semi-transparent amber-colored urushi is painted over a base color. As the natural urushi matures, the outer layer becomes more transparent and the underlying color shows through more brightly. Danitrio Mikado pens are available in the dark red Shu-dame color seen above, as well as in Ki-dame (Yellow), Kuro-dame (black), Midori-dame (green), and Murasaki-dame (Purple). The Mikado Tame-Nuri retails for $1600 in any of the colors listed above - our price $1280.
The Mikado takes the Danitrio #8 nib, available in Fine, Medium, Broad, and stock Stub. These 18k nibs are well-suited to customizations such as Cursive Italic and Left Oblique - see our nib customizations page for more information.
Unless requested otherwise, each pen you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.