The Platinum Izumo fountain pen in Akatame Red is a larger sized model made of ebonite with an urushi lacquer coating. This Akatame Red model features a red undercoating which will expose itself with use. The smooth 18k gold nib and gold-plated trim perfectly accent the sleek lines and rich color of the Izumo.
The history of Urushi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age. The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries has brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture. 'NURI (Urushi coating) has many coating techniques. Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) has many processes. All processes have been performed by traditional experienced craftsman. A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will increase in beauty over time. This urushi fountain pen will outlast the original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy.
The Platinum Izumo fountain pen comes packaged in a luxurious wood presentation box, and includes both the proprietary converter to use with bottled ink and a cartridge to get you started right away!