Platinum Century Matsu-Tora
The latest in Platinum's Kanazawa-Haku series of gold leaf Maki-e style pens, the Matsu-Tora, or Pine Tree and Tiger, offers superb writing quality and eye-catching design at a very reasonable price - this pen could easily be mistaken for pens valued at three or four times as much.
Normally offered with only limited nib choices, we can provide your choice of any Platinum 14k solid gold Century nib, including the Fine Soft, which makes this an ideal choice for our well-known Spencerian modification, and Extra Broad, which provides the best starting point for our Architects Point modification. We are an authorized Platinum dealer.
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The Pine Tree and Tiger motif is iconic in Japanese art. The evergreen pine tree stands as a symbol of life and longevity, while the tiger is a symbol of wealth, status, and posterity. The tiger in this motif is based on the painting "Rosho Mouko-zu," Ferocious Tiger, by Edo period artist Okyo Maruyama.
The design is created using hand-applied gold leaf crafted by skilled artisans in the traditional craft center of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture on the west coast of Japan. Kanazawa is also located a short distance from Wajima, where the urushi lacquer and Maki-e work on both Platinum and Nakaya pens is done.
The pen can fill using any bottled fountain pen ink when fitted with the provided converter, and can also use Platinum brand disposable ink cartridges. It comes packaged in an attractive softwood presentation box and includes a starter ink cartridge along with the converter. Our complimentary nib tuning adjusts optimum pressure and ink flow to your personal preferences.
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