Custom 845 Red Fountain pen by Pilot – a precious model for remarkable writing
The Custom 845 is the smaller version of the famous Custom Urushi. Made on an ebonite base, the pen has been carefully coated with the famous Urushi lacquer, using the Roiro lacquering technique, a speciality of the maki-e (Kokkokai school) craftsmen of Japan, thus enhancing the object.
This lacquer, which comes exclusively from the sap of the Japanese varnish tree (an Asian tree), has been used for thousands of years as a protection once it has been applied to objects and dried. It has an incredible ability to resist corrosion, scratches and even impacts. This type of fountain pen therefore has an exceptional lifespan which can easily extend over several generations.
The colour of this lacquer varies according to its exposure to light, generating incomparable shades, brilliance and shining. Many coats are necessary to achieve such a result, but also a considerable investment of time, since each coat will require a drying time that can vary from 3 to 7 days. Depending on the number of coats, which can be as many as 20, many weeks and often several months are needed to create such a piece, to which must be added a meticulous finishing work.
Elegant with its deep red lacquer, the Custom 845 has gold-plated trims: a thin ring on the section and cap, a wider ring at the end of the body that tapers, and a central ring on the cap, on which the model name has been engraved in black.
The beautiful two-tone 18-carat gold nib is available in four sizes: F, M, B and BB.
Supplied with its converter and a black ink cartridge, the Custom 845 Red Fountain pen by Pilot will be delivered in its exclusive wooden box.
1. Fountain pen:
- base material: ebonite
- finish: urushi lacquer
- colour: red
- trim material: gold-plated
- trim colour: yellow gold
- cap type: screw-cap
- postable cap: yes
- length, closed: 145 mm
- length, without cap: 133 mm
- length, cap posted: 166 mm
- body diameter: 13 mm
- weight, with cap: 27 g
- weight, without cap: 16 g
- material: 18 carat gold
- colour: two-tone
- available sizes: fine, medium, broad, double-broad
- filling mechanism: converter, cartridge
- compatible inks: bottle, Pilot cartridge
- included: converter, cartridge
4. Warranty: 2 years
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