IN THE IZUMO SERIES
The image of “Kurikara Ryu-o” swallowing a huge sword is expressed
on the body through taka maki-e technique using charcoal powder —
Platinum Pen Co., Ltd. has launched the “Kurikara-Ken,” a new fountain pen produced using sumiko taka maki-e technique, from its Izumo brand, created through the most advanced techniques.
Unlike the general taka maki-e*1 technique used in lacquer products, the sumiko taka maki-e technique used to express the image of Kurikara Ryu-o (the dragon) swallowing a huge sword involves a number of processes as the sumiko (charcoal powder) is applied several times to raise the area.
*1 Taka maki-e: Oil smoke is mixed into a transparent urushi lacquer to enhance thickness. Then, gold and silver powders are sprinkled over the raised section.
The image of Kurikara Ryu-o (the dragon): A technique called sumikoage, in which fine charcoal powders are applied several times to create a three-dimensional effect is used. Then, lustrous roiro urushi lacquer is applied over the matte-finished black urushi lacquer to express the facial expression. This technique, which requires a high skill to illustrate Kurikara Ryu-o dragon against the matte background, allows users to enjoy the changes as the face of the dragon becomes glossier throughout time and regular use.
The image of the huge sword: Black lacquer is applied over the silver parts raised using taka maki-e and the surface is polished to make it stand out. The overwhelming contrast between the dragon and the sword as well as the very detailed finish give volume to the body design thus providing an unparalleled presence to the product.
|“Taka maki-e, “Kurikara-Ken”Izumo fountain pen”
|●Body color:||♯1 Kurikara-Ken|
|●Size:||154mm (134 mm full length when writing) ×18mm (max. diameter), average weight 33.7 g|
|●Specifications:||Barrel, cap (sumiko taka maki-e on ebonite body)
Clip (beryllium copper on matte ruthenium finish)
Grip (AS resin)
Nib: 18k gold wide (ruthenium finish) / Fine, Medium, Broad
|●Accessories:||Ink bottle (30cc)
one cartridge ink
converter (exclusive for Kurikara-Ken)
exclusive box made of paulownia wood
PRODUCT CODE: # PIZ-120000K #9
NIB SIZES AVAILABLE: FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD
Bombay Black Wood
The name Tagayasan comes from the meaning of that which is as hard as a ‘Sword of Iron’. Its origin sword began in Asia. It is used for furniture, interior decoration wood, stick, wooden sword because of the very hard wood. To prevent any change in the wood, we dry this wood for 20 days to remove the water in the wood. The craftsmen finish and grind these wood parts by hand. The warmth of the wood feels quite good in your hand.
THE ART AND HISTORY OF URUSHI
The history of Urushi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age.
The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries has brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture.
‘NURI（Urushi coating) has many coating techniques. Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) has many processes. All processes have been performed by traditional experienced craftsman. A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will be increased in beauty over time, you can be proud of Urushi lacquer fountain pen. The URUSHI fountain pen will outlast an original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy treasure.
*NEW* PIZ -120000K#9 Kurikara-Ken 18kt RHODIUM NIB AVAILABLE IN FINE, MEDIUM, AND BROAD
*LIMITED EDITION 600 NUMBERED
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