on saleLAMY Dialog Urushi Fountain Pen - Bright Leaves (Limited Edition)

Product Code LMY-L33GBLF

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on saleLAMY Dialog Urushi Fountain Pen - Bright Leaves (Limited Edition)

Product Code LMY-L33GBLF

In Stock

out of stock

Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days

$8,900.00

Color:
Bright Leaves

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Nature has inspired artists throughout time. In music, in poetry, in painting. Seasons, plants, animals and the four elements – all formative companions and eternal sources of life. The power and the life in plants at any given moment characterize the leitmotif of the LAMY dialog urushi leaves edition – and lend each of these two models their own unique temperament.

Dark, yet full of light. Opaque, yet extremely clear. Urushi is a material full of contrasts.

Urushi has been used in traditional Japanese arts and crafts for thousands of years. The quality of this natural material is unrivaled even today – thanks to its resistance, its intensity and its beauty which instantly casts a spell over onlookers.

Limited to 20 unique pieces, this special edition captures the fascination of the urushi art form in an extraordinary dilogy showcasing these two models.

Its combination with contemporary materials and processes puts urushi into a whole new light. Virtuoso painting is used on a fountain pen whose form and function also feature masterful craftsmanship and technical excellence: LAMY dialog.

Just as a musician masters his instrument, a urushi master is in full control of the Japanese lacquer. Years of practice, patience and discipline are required before the extremely thin, translucent coatings of the lacquer can be applied in perfectly uniform cycles. But, in addition to this virtuosity, an urushi master also requires intuition and sensitivity in particular.

“I work in tune with the material. I hear and feel more than I see. I regard that internally as a way of penetrating the surface”, says Manfred Schmid. The Bremen artist created the LAMY dialog urushi edition. Working on and finishing each individual fountain pen requires several months, as the pen must be left for a few days to dry between the various processes, the application, grinding and polishing of up to twelve coats of lacquer. The duration of this process can never be precisely predicted. The material defines how long it must be left.

Black urushi lacquer creates the deepest black found anywhere in the world. It is not created by pigments but by adding iron dust which causes the lacquer to oxidize and is then filtered out again. When applied in a fine coating, the black lacquer initially appears to be translucent. The application of multiple layers, however, then creates the astonishing depth effect.

The designs of the Mystic Leaves and Bright Leaves models are based on the transformation of the visible structures of leaves onto the fountain pens using the properties of the urushi varnish. This transformation does not occur by simply painting the leaves on the surfaces of the fountain pens.

The corresponding structures in the surface of the instruments are rather created through the specific properties of the varnish and special paintbrush techniques. At the same time, the nature of the varnish allows these structures to take on their own completely unique design.

The Mystic Leaves model has a blue layer of niobium which has been applied to the carefully pretreated stainless steel body components. In the Bright Leaves model, on the other hand, these components have been gold-plated using the PVD process. The initial layers of the urushi varnish are then applied. The structuring process is incorporated into the varnish using a paint- brush and pure alcohol. After drying, subsequent layers of the urushi varnish are applied and then polished.

The Mystic Leaves model features a black PVD coating for its ball valve and clip, whereas these have been gold-plated in the Bright Leaves model.

The LAMY Dialog 3 is a revolutionary fountain pen without a cap. Thanks to a fascinating twist mechanism the nib slides elegantly out of the interior of the barrel, while the clip retracts onto the shell. This fountain pen comes with a smooth interchangeable two-tone 14kt gold nib.

Note: To ensure quality performance, LAMY tests their pens as a final step in manufacturing. If you happen to see any residual blue ink, rest assured that this is normal.

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Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
LAMY
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Gold
Demonstrator
No
Body Material
Urushi lacquered stainless steel
Cap Type
Capless
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Metal
Nib Size
Fine
Nib Color
Two-Tone
Nib Material
14kt Gold
Postable
No
Retractable
Yes
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
13.6mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
13.6mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Grip
13.6mm (0.5in)
Length - Body
139mm (5.5in)
Length - Nib
16.3mm (0.6in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
139mm (5.5in)
Weight - Body
47g (1.7oz)
Weight - Overall
47g (1.7oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
1.58ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
1.10ml

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