Krone Daddy-O Roller Pen: Daddy-O is a cool collection from Krone. It reminds me my mom kitchen linoleum floor and the curvaceous design elements of that time. This was the first time I was able to recall great looking and genuine fake marble and stone. Who would think 40 years later this would return? Leave it to Krone, bringing back a true original of our time.
Krone Daddy-O Roller Pen
Daddy’O pens by Krone made with Italian resins with solid sterling silver trim. The sleek slim waist style looks odd and hard to imagine how this would feel in my hand. But I soon realized this is just an optical illusion. It is really not that odd as my hand and finger configuration places my forefinger tip just past the thread on the section. So really you do not feel the step from barrel to section. It is a smooth and comfortable feel, if I closed my eyes, I would not even imagine the unusual shape interferes with my natural grip. Finally, light weight at just 1 ounce, the 5” barrel with cap tapers to a respectable _ “ diameter and _” at the cap lip.
When Krone tested the limits of artwork, the result was a succession of hand-painted limited edition pens that go above the definition of phenomenal. The masterpieces of Russian miniature lacquer artists, these pens show detailed scenes almost incomprehensible to the naked eye. The collection includes Anno Domini, A Space In Time, and Moses, all unique, and all seemingly magnetic to view. Krone introduces some innovative methods to create the beautiful effects of these editions, such as painting onto a mother of pearl barrel, allowing the luminescence of the shell to shine through the paint. Another new technique, called maki-e, was used to make the barrel of the Shogun Pen. Maki-e is a distinctive method of lacquer art, using “urushi”, an oriental varnish made from the sap of a tree. The success of these hand-painted pens ensure that there is more to come in the future of this exquisite category.