Platinum Maki-e Kurikara-Ken

The Platinum Maki-e Kurikara-ken fountain pen is made available with your choice of 18k solid gold ruthenium-plated nib. The first 600 pens are individually numbered in Chinese characters. The pen ships in a handcrafted dark wood presentation box and includes a Maki-e converter, a special pen kimono, ink bottle, and a starter ink cartridge.

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Platinum Pens has a well-earned reputation for creating stunning Maki-e pens at very reasonable prices, and the new Kurikara-ken is a superb example. Realized in raised Taka Maki-e technique and using the same body as the popular Izumo series, the motif on this pen depicts the epic battle between Fudo Myo-o, one of the Five Great Wisdom Kings of Japanese Buddhism, and a threatening dark demon. In the scene depicted on the pen, Fudo Myo-o has transformed himself into Kurikara, his own sword, in order to do battle with the demon. As the struggle progresses, the demon also transforms into a sword, and Fudo Myo-o then transforms into a dragon to swallow and destroy him. Charcoal powders and black roiro urushi lacquer are combined to create the raised surface of the pen, while silver powder is used to depict Kurikara-ken, Fudo Myo-o's sword. 
Also included is a special Maki-e converter featuring gold kanji script. Standard Platinum converters are available for collectors wishing to preserve the Maki-e converter in unused condition. The converters allow for the use of any bottled fountain pen ink, and the pen can also use Platinum brand cartridges

Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 6.1"
Posted Length 7.1"
Barrel Length 4.5"
Barrel Diameter 0.6"
Section Diameter 0.4"
Ink Capacity 1.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 1.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Postable Not Postable
Pen Weight 38.9 g
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