Custom Urushi Red Fountain pen by Pilot – the ultimate for writing enthusiasts
The Custom Urushi is without doubt one of Pilot‘s most beautiful pens. Made on an ebonite base, the barrel and cap have been carefully coated with the famous Urushi lacquer, using the Roiro lacquering technique, a speciality of the maki-e (Kokkokai school) craftsmen in Japan, thus sublimating 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.
Thus it has this 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 shine. 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 layers, which can be up to 20, long weeks and often several months are needed to create such a piece to which a meticulous finishing work must not be forgotten.
The Custom Urushi, imposing in size, is equipped with gold-plated trims. On its cap, several rings of the most beautiful effect have been placed, including a central ring on which the name of the model has been carefully engraved in black.
A magnificent two-tone nib in 18-carat gold No. 30 borrowed from Namiki has been chosen for a unique writing experience. It is available in four sizes: F, MF, M and B.
Pilot offers the Custom Urushi in red, but also in a black version. It comes with a pressure converter and a black ink cartridge.
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: 155 mm
- length, without cap: 140 mm
- length, cap posted: 183 mm
- body diameter: 16 mm
- weight, with cap: 43 g
- weight, without cap: 25 g
- material: 18 carat gold
- colour: two-tone
- available sizes: fine, medium-fine, medium, broad
- filling mechanism: converter, cartridge
- compatible inks: bottle, Pilot cartridge
- included: converter, cartridge
4. Warranty: 2 years
If the Custom Urushi Red fountain pen by Pilot is not in stock, please contact us for delivery time.
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