Name: Platinum Izumo Gloss Tagayasan Fountain Pen
Maker: Platinum, Japan
Material: Bombay Blackwood with Japanese Lacquer
Nib: 18k Gold Nib - Broad
Filling System: Platinum Cartridges / Ink Converter Compatible
Platinum Izumo Fountain Pen. The barrel is hand-made from tagayasan (Bombay Blackwood), a variety of rosewood. This is given a finish of Urushi lacquer - one of the most traditional of Japanese techniques.
Urushi is a natural lacquer and five coats are each painstakingly applied, allowed to harden and polished in turn. A final coat is wax-polished, rubbed with pulp paper and oil-polished - all repeated three times. The resulting rich, deep finish is highly prized and can be seen on many Japanese craft pieces.
The 18k gold bi-colour nib is the usual supreme Platinum quality. Izumo is presented in a wooden giftbox imprinted with the Izumo logo and includes a special fabric pen pouch. Please note that the pouch may diiffer in design from what appears in the photograph. Supplied with a converter for use with bottled ink. Platinum recommends Platinum Fountain Pen Ink, though of course any quality bottled ink can be used. Also takes Platinum ink cartridges.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. The pen has previously been inked but is in near perfect condition
The nib is a lovely smooth 14k gold broad nib. Platinum nibs are renowned for their superior quality, this nib is no exception.
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Length capped: 163mm
Length posted: Not recommended
Barrel length inc nib: 140mm
Cap length: 77mm
Barrel diameter: 14mm
Cap diameter: 16mm