Platinum "Izumo" Raden Galaxy Fountain Pen


Three companies dominate Japanese fountain pen making, all established in the 1910's and 1920’s, and all motivated by their common desire to develop a superior Japanese counterpart to their Western competitors such as Waterman and Parker. Ironically, the latter companies have lost their once top dog positions in the 'fountain pen world', while Sailor, Pilot and Platinum today represent the Holy Trinity of excellence in writing utensils. The main and defining reason for this accolade is the fact that all three companies supervise their production from beginning to end within their very own factories. No subcontracting ensures total quality control, and private ownership protects their original vision and enthusiasm for pen making. 

The universe in your hand, the Izumo Raden combines the traditional urushi lacquering technique inlaid with mother of pearl to create a depth only managed through countless layers of masterfully applied lacquer. 

With a bicolour 18k gold nib , this pen is an excellent choice for those wanting to add an understated, yet unique instrument to their collection.

Available in Fine, Medium or Broad - please select from the drop down menu above. 

Body material: Ebonite with urushi lacquer coating
Nib size: Fine, Medium & Broad
Nib material: 18k gold
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Cartridge type: Takes Platinum cartridges which can be found here, can also be used with a converter cartridge. 
Dimensions: Closed 15.4cm, Diameter 1.8cm
Weight: 34.5g
Included: Luxury wooden presentation box with a cartridge, bottle of blue-black ink and fabric pen kimono case.

Made in Japan