Stylo Art Karuizawa Japan Brown MICARTA Handmade Fountain Pen- MINT. Handmade by master craftsman Motoshi Kakuno from a rare luxury material called micarta. A unique combination of cotton fiber and thermosetting resin sought after for its vivid texture and strength. This high-gloss chocolate colored example for sale from the Taut line is in mint condition. Micrata represents the top of the model range.
Micarta is most famously used to make high-end chef and collector knife handles. Its natural properties make it slip resistant, while being smooth to the touch.
Unlike traditional resins, its also has a warm feel in the hand, similar to ebonite. But its most popular property is its strength. With cotton fibers woven into the material, it's extremely difficult to chip or crack. This quality also makes it one of the most difficult and time-consuming materials to work with. As a result, few fountain pens have been made with Micarta.
When you see the material in person, it's easy to understand why it's the material of choice for luxury knife handles. It has a natural texture similar to wood grain, but more uniform. It reminds you of chasing on vintage fountain pens. And while Micarta most often has a matte finish, the Stylo Art Micarta has been pain-stakenly finished to a high-gloss glass finish.
The feel is warm and silky smooth. No two Micarta pens are alike. As you use your Stylo Art Taut, the Micarta absorbs the natural oils on your hand, giving the material a soft leather patina. On collector knife forums, you often find collectors showing off pictures of their knife patina. Stylo Art has quickly gained a cult following for its natural take on the luxury fountain pen.This Micarta version is a perfect (and rarer) edition to the lineup. Comes with a custom tuned semi-flex Pilot #10 nib. It will make a wonderful edition to your artisan fountain pen collection. As a fellow avid collector of modern and vintage Japanese fountain pens, I take great care in inspecting and cleaning every pen I sell.
Thanks so much for your interest! NIB: 14K, marked " PILOT 14-585 10
Please do not copy my text or use my item photos. The item "Stylo Art Karuizawa Japan Brown MICARTA Handmade FP- MINT" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens". The seller is "stchel2" and is located in Duluth, Georgia.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Egypt, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Macao, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Uruguay.