Danitrio fountain pens are are made by Dani International, which was founded in 1974, as a privately-held independent corporation. What many people may not know is that Danitrio is a U.S. company, not a Japanese company (this was a fact that I did not know). In addition to Urushi and Maki-e pens, Danitrio also produces some marvelous pens using Italian Celluloid. [EDIT: Danitrio no longer produces celluloid pens]
My purchase is a Densho model in kuro-keshi. Kuro-keshi is a basic ebonite pen painted with black Urushi to protect the ebonite from tarnishing. Go to the Danitrio site and click on "Basic Urushi Paintings" on side bar.
When I opened the box, I was met by a very nice black box embossed with the Danitrio name.
Inside this box is a lovely heavy wooden box, the box is held closed by magnetic closures. I did not take a photo but this box was cocooned in a protective wrapper that it can be slipped back into for storage or for shipping.
Now into the depths of that lovely box: the pen, an eyedropper and a polishing cloth. All beautifully displayed on a royal blue velvet background (yes, the velvet is blue although I know it looks black, blame the photographer).
The Densho is almost 6-1/4" long capped, 5-5/8" uncapped and is rather stout.
The nib is an extra fine flexible. I'm not very good with the flex part but I am very happy with the extra fine. If you are a regular reader you will know that most of my nibs are stub or italic but have been showing up in the stable rather regularly lately.
and lastly the required writing sample.
If you are ever interested in purchasing this pen or one of the other Danitrio offerings, I highly recommend that you contact Kevin Cheng at Internet Pens. If you do not see what you want just shoot him an email, this pen is not shown on his website but he had two in stock.