Essenza Maki-e and Raden - #8 Gold nib

€1,650.00
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A truly amazing pen, starting from an Essenza model without metal parts, gold nib #8 assembled on japanese ebonite red feed. The pen is produced entirely with the manual lathe using Japanese ebonite.

Shishiai-togidashi-maki-e shark&octopus, Raden, gold powder, silver powder.
In this technique, the design is painted in lacquer, and gold or silver powder is sprinkled over it; when the lacquer is dry, another coat is applied to the design to fix the powder.
The earliest extant example of togidashi maki-e is found on the scabbard of a Chinese T’ang-style sword of the Nara period (645–794), owned by the Shōsō-in in Nara. In the Heian period (794–1185), togidashi maki-e lacquer ware flourished. From the Muromachi period (1338–1573), the technique was combined with high relief (takamaki-e), and the ware was called shishiai togidashi maki-e.

The finish product is stunning, the decoration was done and signed by French Artist Morgan Wisser.


Available only on the official Leonardo website.
Gold Nibs available in size #8, specify by email (sales@leonardopen.com) the size of the nib you prefer: EF, F, M, B, Stub1.4


• Integrated piston filler huge capacity, 1,5ml produced in our workshop
• Possibility of disassembling the piston mechanism with our wrench (sold separately)
• Feed in RED Japanese ebonite (produced in our workshops)
• Ink bottle included

This pen will be your daily travel companion, designed and produced in Italy using only Italian materials. A functional container of emotions that writes and tells a story emphasized by the colors of our time. Leonardo officina Italiana® is the brand created by Mariafrancesca and Salvatore Matrone and celebrates the style and personality of those who use their writing instrument.

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