Name: Platinum Fujin Raijin Kanazawa-haku Fountain Pen
Maker: Platinum, Japan
Material: Gold Leaf on Acrylic with Gold Trim
Nib: 14k Gold Nib - Broad
Filling System: International Cartridge / Converter Compatible
Condition: Near Mint
The master craftsmen of Kanazawa produce some of the world's finest gold leaf, in an array of shimmering colours. In accordance with an ancient technique - Momo Chirashi - Platinum take this gold leaf then tear and fold it into smaller unique shapes. These are then painstakingly applied to the barrel of the pen, resulting in a delicately textured surface that captures and reflects light with a depth that normally applied gold leaf cannot match.
The design upon the barrel of each pen is unique thanks to the process of applying the designs by hand, each Fujin - that's the wind god - and each Raijin - that's the thunder god - is subtly different. This coupled with the entirely unique application of the gold leaf means that no two pens are alike - each truly is one of a kind.
Underneath the opulent design, the pen is the same great #3776 Century design that we've all come to know and love.
The Platinum #3776 Century range features the 'Slip and Seal' airtight cap. The innovative new screw-on cap system uses an inner plastic seal with a strong spring. The primary benefit of this system is improved storage ability - the ink will not dry out even if left for over a year. An added benefit is improved resistance to leaks due to pressure changes.
The broad 14kt gold nib of the #3776 is a beautiful piece of work - made in-house at Platinum, and all are hand-tested at the factory. This nib and feed is the same as that used in the legendary Nakaya Urushi pens. The set comes in near mint condition, with converter, sleeve and luxurious wooden paulownia box.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
The pen has been inked, and shows signs of handling but is in superb condition, almost as new.
The nib is a broad nib, although Japanese nibs tend to be narrower than western ones, this is akin to a medium broad in western terms.
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Length capped: 140mm
Length posted: 150mm
Barrel length inc nib: 120mm
Cap length: 67mm
Barrel diameter: 12.5mm
Cap diameter: 14mm