So now I have two pens by Hironobu Okazaki. (The first one has a tree frog; my pet name for it is Froggi-e Maki-e.) This one I keep calling Platinum Wave, but it’s actually Silver Wave based on Kevin’s original sales post: “Platinum powders (Hirame, flat foil) used on the wave crest with Taka Maki-e method. The whole pen was painted with white Urushi, Actually the white looks like Beige). Bokashi-nuri was done with gold flat powders at the top to show the sky in blue Urushi.”
I toned the ink to the sky, so it is now filled with Private Reserve Blue Suede. (Pengallery mistakenly sent me two bottles of PR Blue Suede, does anyone want the other one?) This brings my tiny Danitrio collection to five.
Here are three:
These are all large, slightly larger than the MontBlanc 149, but lighter in the hand. I asked for a flexible extra-fine nib on the Silver Wave.
I’ve tried to adjust the color to be more accurate, but this beige-cream-sand shade is hard to capture. The blue on the upper portion of the cap is darker than I thought it would be. It’s the sky in twilight or before a storm, rather than the one lounging above the Boracay sand.