Symbolizing immortality, the elegant dark purple wisteria flower inspired this installation of Laban’s 325 series. Purple was a highly regarded color in the Heian era of Japan, evoking vigorous vines climbing up and blooming in the early summer months.
Laban’s 325 Fountain Pen Series represents Laban’s classic design philosophy. Inspired by the colors of nature, these pens share warm ivory accents and gold-trim appointments.
These fountain pens, which are compatible with standard international cartridges or converters, feature a creamy ivory cap with a durable gold-plated clip and finial. They are tipped with German-made gold-tone nibs that are engraved with Laban’s logo and “3952,” the height of Taiwan’s famous Mount Jade. The acrylic resin barrel is hand-polished and designed for a comfortable writing experience.
About Laban: Founded in Houtong, Taiwan, in 1981 by two brothers, Laban began with simple silver- and rhodium-plated fountain pens and soon expanded into more ornate and hollow-carved writing instruments. Their design history includes an international collaboration with the Musei del Vaticano in 1997, a limited-edition 22k gold Dragon Pen that was recognized as the Best Writing Instrument of 2004 by the Royal Academy of Arts, and the Lacquer Mento series that won Pen World’s Reader’s Choice Award in 2011. While Laban is widely regarded as a pioneer of unique pen-making techniques, the brand truly emphasizes “the original intention” of the fountain pen: an instrument held in the palm of the hand and used to express unique warmth and affection.
- Nib sizes: EF, F, M , B, 1.5 Stub, 14k Flex Extra Fine, 14k Flex Fine
- Barrel material: Acrylic resin, gold trim
- Silver nib material: Gold-plated stainless steel with iridium point
- Filling mechanism: Cartridge or converter (standard international)
- Barrel diameter: 13.5mm
- Pen length (capped): 149mm
- Pen length (cap off): 130mm
- Pen length (posted): 171mm
- Weight: 34g
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