Description The Platinum Kanazawa Leaf fountain pen in the Autumn Leaves design features a screen maki-e design of a a phoenix, on a lacquer over brass body. The gold-plated trim accents the pen perfectly, and the 18k gold nib is a soft and smooth writer! The snap cap makes a soft click sound so that you know the pen is secured before putting it in your purse or pocket. The design depicts an autumn tree leaf turning red that floats in a stream. The changing color of the autumn leaf is delicately and beautifully portrayed with the use of "scattered leaf technique" applied to gold and colored leafs. The Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Fountain pen fills via the included proprietary Platinum converter for use with bottled ink, or with Platinum cartridges as well. Maki-e is a Japanese art that utilizes urushi lacquer to decorate and finish the pen body, and comes from the Japanese Maku meaning to sprinkle, and E meaning to paint. The art of Kanazawa Decorative Leafing is passed down through generations and takes many years of training to perfect this delicate art. The master craftsmen of Kanazawa produce some of the finest gold leaf, in shimmering colors and amazing detail.