Platinum Maki-e Brush Pen - Crane & Sunrise
The Platinum Maki-e pen collection uses real gold powder when lacquering their Maki-e pens. Maki-e is a traditional Japanese lacquer art where a makizutsu or a kebo brush is used to decorate a pen body with Urushi lacquer. Each pen displays a hand painted traditional Japanese motif that has gold dusted accents. The pen’s artwork is slightly raised from its surface, enhancing the depth and texture.
The Platinum Maki-e Brush pen is perfect for calligraphers, artists, painters and other creative types who want to add some flair and style to their writing, artwork or drawings. This well-balanced brush pen has a body and cap constructed from Black Aluminum with a gorgeous Black Lacquer finish and Gold-plated trim. The Platinum brush pen features stunning hand painted Cranes flying over a Sunrise. Cranes are often used to depict an elegant and noble presence and allude to long life and prosperity in many Asian cultures. The Platinum Crane & Sunrise brush pen has a synthetic polyester brush tip with hair-like bristles that lets you create thick or thinner strokes as you vary the pressure, in a similar way to a flex nib. The Platinum Brush Pen uses fountain pen ink and takes Platinum ink cartridges. You can also use a Platinum ink converter (not included) if you wish to fill it with bottled ink. This stunning designer brush pen, made entirely in Japan, is packaged in a beautiful black gift box with a gold embossed design.
The timeless art of Maki-e has for centuries brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture. Modern Maki-e is involves silk screen printing the base layer after which a Maki-e craftsman takes over and applies layer upon layer of Urushi lacquer and Gold or Silver powder by hand.
Brush Pen Specifications
Length, Capped: 5.3"
Length, Posted: 5.7”
Weight: 0.3 oz
About Platinum Pen Company
Platinum Pen Company was founded in Japan in 1919 by Shunichi Nakata and are known for their exceptional workmanship, quality nibs and design. Papier Plume offers several Platinum fountain pens, including the #3776 Century. The Platinum #3776 series was created to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. They analyzed writing characteristics from 40,000 customers across the world and used the results to retool their fountain pen parts and production lines. One of their main innovations was the “Slip & Seal Mechanism” on screw-type caps that prevents fountain pen ink from drying out for up to 24 months. It also allows the use of pigment ink in a fountain pen without clogging.