New design "Matsu-Tora (pine tree and tiger)" has joined the premium Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen series that incorporates the exquisite beauty of Kanazawa gold leaf and masterful traditional techniques. In Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen series, Platinum artisans have meticulously applied "Momi Chirashi", a Japanese traditional technique that has been used in a folding screen or a painting on fusuma (Japanese sliding doors) since ancient time in Japan. After a gold leaf is extended to a thin square sheet, it is torn into smaller pieces and then pasted together. By pasting these random forms of gold leaf together one by one by all hand, it creates a sense of unlimited depth, giving an elegant glow to the one-of-a-kind body.
The tiger and the pine tree, which are Japan's representative auspicious motifs, drawn on the gold-leafed barrel make the pen a true masterpiece filled with elegance and dignity.
Tiger has been painted as an auspicious motif that represents wealth, status and posterity. Among the many paintings of tiger, we have selected "Rosho Mouko-zu (ferocious tiger)" drawn by Okyo Maruyama, a Japanese artist active in the Edo period, for the design to express vigor and loveliness of the tiger.
Like all evergreen trees, the pine trees that retain their foliage during winter have become the symbol of life and therefore have been used in many paintings. The green color of the leaves growing through the golden clouds make the tiger stand out even more.
Designed with the complete airtight Slip & Seal Mechanism that prevents ink from drying out in the pen, it allows writing with fresh new ink at any time.
Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen "Matsu-Tora" that brings together Japan's traditional and most advance techniques is a perfect gift.
The fountain pen accepts proprietary Platinum cartridges or a Platinum converter for use with bottled ink (both are included), and features a 14k gold nib.
Type: Fountain Pens
Body Material: Gold leaf decorated resin
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills: Bottled inks, Proprietary Platinum ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material: Resin
Nib Size: Fine, Medium
Nib Color: Gold
Nib Material: 14k Gold
Diameter - Body: 13mm (0.51in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip): 14.4mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip): 17mm (0.67in)
Diameter - Grip (mm): 10.0mm
Length - Body: 119mm (4.69in)
Length - Cap: 67mm (2.64in)
Length - Nib: 22mm (0.87in)
Length - Overall (Closed): 139mm (5.47in)
Length - Overall (Posted): 154mm (6.06in)
Weight - Body: 14g (0.49oz)
Weight - Cap: 9g (0.32oz)
Weight - Overall (g): 23.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge: 1.26ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter: 0.81ml