Platinum's Kanazawa Gold Leaf fountain pens utilize the Japanese traditional art of gold leaf foil to decorate these slender artful pens. Gold leaf art is created by sandwiching thin pieces of gold foil in between special washi paper and hammering these sheets to an extreme thinness, allowing them to be applied to the surface of various objects. Traditionally in Japan, gold leaf art has been used in sacred places such as temples and on the vessels and objects that adorn those places.
In this collection of Kanazawa Gold Leaf fountain pens from Platinum, maki-e techniques as well as Kanazawa Gold Leaf techniques are utilized to finish the artwork on the barrel of the pen. In Japan, this collection of fountain pens are within a collection called 美巧, roughly translating to "skilled beauty," undoubtedly inspired by the craftsmanship and artistic beauty of the pens within the collection.
- Nib: 18k gold
- Length: 5.3 inches (13.5 cm)
- PTL-20000H #52
- Gold trim
- Snap cap
- Platinum cartridge included
- Replacement cartridges available
- Platinum converters available
- More Platinum Maki-e Fountain Pens
About Platinum & 3776:
Originally released in 1978, Platinum 3776, is one of Platinum's iconic pen series and over the years, Platinum has added many colors as well as limited and special editions to the 3776 line. 3776 stands for the height of Mount Fuji, the highest mountain and when it was first released in 1978, it was awarded the "Good Design Prize" by the Japanese government. In 2011, the "Century 3776" series was released in honor of the approaching 100th anniversary of Platinum and was designed to maintain the quality standards defined by the original 3776 combined with the needs of a modern fountain pen user: new sleek design, comfortable writing balance, and smooth flow. Century 3776 employs Platinum's own "Slip and Seal Mechanism" that employs a spring in the cap to force an air tight closure around the nib, thus preventing ink from drying out in this fountain pen for up to a year.