Izumo Tamenuri Akatame fountain pen by Platinum – a sublime model for splendid writing
The Izumo, which refers to the Japanese city of the same name, is without doubt one of the brand’s most beautiful models. Its ravishing, sensual silhouette makes it a unique and recognisable among all fountain pen. Made of ebonite, it is coated with urushi lacquer, using the tame-nuri technique.
This consists of applying a first layer of coloured lacquer, in this case red, and then applying several layers of transparent, amber or even black lacquer, so that the lower layer becomes visible.
Over time, with exposure to light, the top layers of lacquer will lighten to reveal more of the underlying colour. You could say that Izumo becomes more beautiful with the passage of time. Each layer of lacquer must dry before the next is applied. Including the polishing process, the creation of such a fountain pen requires several months of work.
The trims of the Izumo are gold-plated, including the beautiful clip engraved with the brand name and echoing the silhouette of the Izumo.
The two-tone nib, borrowed from the President model, is in 18-carat gold. Beautifully engraved, it is available in F, M and B sizes.
The Izumo Tamenuri Akatame fountain pen by Platinum is supplied with its converter, the metal part of which is plated with 24 carat gold, a cartridge and a kimono case. It will be delivered to you in a beautiful wooden box, set on a green velvet cloth.
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1. Fountain pen:
- base material: ebonite
- finish: urushi lacquer and maki-e
- colours: black and red
- trim material: gold-plated
- trim colour: yellow gold
- cap type: screw-on
- postable cap: no
- length, closed: 154 mm
- length, without cap: 134 mm
- diameter of the body: 16 mm
- weight, with cap: 35 g
- weight, without cap: 20 g
- material: 18 carat gold
- colour: two-tone
- available sizes: fine, medium, broad
- filling mechanism: converter, cartridge
- compatible inks: bottle, Platinum cartridge
- included: converter, cartridge
4. Warranty: 2 years
If this product is not in stock, we will receive it again in July. However, we advise you to contact us to confirm the delivery time.
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