Century Kanazawa Gold Leaf Matsu-Tora
(Pine Tree and Tiger)
- Nib14K Gold
Platinum #3776 Century Matsu-Tora (Pine Tree and Tiger), PNB-35000H#55 The Platinum Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen series are created using gold leaf production technique. This meticulous process ha
Platinum #3776 Century Matsu-Tora (Pine Tree and Tiger), PNB-35000H#55
The Platinum Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen series are created using gold leaf production technique. This meticulous process has been used since ancient times in Japan to create folding screens or paintings. Gold leaf production is a process of stretching a tiny amount of gold to a thin square and then torn into smaller pieces and pasted together. This hand process created depth, giving an elegant glow that reflects light and adding a lively motion to the tiger.
The beauty of the Kanazawa-haku (gold leaf) and the traditional techniques have joined together to release a premium masterpiece, the Kanazawa-haku fountain pen “Matsu-Tora (Pine Tree and Tiger),” is the third Platinum “Kanazawa-haku (gold leaf)” fountain pen series after “Ascending Dragon” and “Fujin Raijin (the Wind God and the Thunder God)”.
The base of this pen body is resin with layers of gold leaf pasting in random form to cap and barrel with a painting of a ferocious tiger with green tree pine needles and golden clouds on the cap. The tiger and pine tree are painted to the surface of gold layers in green, black, silver and brown.
Tiger represents wealth, status, and prosperity offspring whilst the evergreen pine needles in winter have become the symbol of vitality, coupled with a traditional hirmakie technique of pasting tiny bits of gold leaf to the pen body, giving a delicately textured surface an elegant glow that reflects light with a depth and adding a lively motion to the dragon. Bringing together of all these, making this pen a remarkable, a true masterpiece that filled with dignity and grace.
As the design painting to the barrel of each pen and the process of pasting gold leaf are all done by hand, meaning each “Kanazawa-haku (gold leaf)” fountain pen is subtly different, no two pens are the same – each pen is truly is one of a kind.
This real beauty, made with modern Maki-e and manually applied leaf gold is perfect for anyone who loves Asian arts.
This pen is gold trimmed and it comes with a very smooth-writing 14k gold nib available in Fine, Medium or Broad points.
The pen features a unique "Slip and Seal" mechanism in the cap, meaning an airtight screw-on cap that prevents ink from drying out. Other fountain pens can dry out in as little as 2–4 weeks without use, but Platinum's Slip and Seal cap prevents dry out for over a year without use.
The pen comes with a wooded gift box, a Platinum converter, one Blue Black cartridge ink and an international warranty.
Platinum fountain pen is renowned of the great smoothness of its nib and weightless feel of fine writing pen.
Length: 139.5mm long
Diameter: 14.5mm max
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