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Izumo-no-kuni is an area known for its production of high quality “washi (Japanese paper)”. Platinum Izumo Fountain Pen. The barrel is hand-made from tagayasan (Bombay Blackwood), a variety of rosewood. Unlike the other pens in the Izumo range, the matt tagayasan range doesn't have a Urushi lacquer coating.
Instead, the barrel receives a delicately-applied wax coating which brings out the beautiful grain of the wood.
The fountain pen has an 18kt gold nib and uses a Platinum converter or Platinum ink cartridges, but with the special Ink Cartridge Adapter it is also possible to use the Standard International ink cartridges.
Izumo is presented in a wooden giftbox imprinted with the Izumo logo and includes a special fabric pen pouch.
The brand has also been designated as one of the “Izumo brands” recognized by Izumo City. Izumo pens are hand-made from Tagayasan (Bombay Blackwood).
Shunichi Nakata, the founder of Platinum Pen, launched the Izumo fountain pens in 2010 with the help of local craftsmen and the cooperation of officials from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. The name was chosen to acknowledge the birthplace of the founder.
n 1919, Shunichi Nakata, started his fountain pen business that would later be known as “Platinum Fountain Pen Co.”. The Japanese brand is closely related to the legendary Nakaya fountain pen brand, where some of the finest fountain pens in the world are created.
This expertise also goes into Platinum's own line of fine writing instruments.