Platinum Izumo Akatame (Red) Urushi lacquer Fountain Pen

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F nib in stock (will ship within 24 hours)

A beautifully-crafted Japanese Urushi lacquer fountain pen. Made from turned ebonite (hardened rubber), coated with a succession of hand-applied layers of precious natural lacquer using traditional Japanese techniques.

Akatame is based on a red sub-layer of lacquer which will show increasingly through the upper layers with use.

The pen is fitted with the famous Platinum 18k President type nib and is shipped in a beautiful traditional Japanese wooden box with a "pen kimono". The package includes an ink cartridge and a converter. Note: Japanese nibs tend to write finer than European ones, M is close to a European F for example.

The history of Urusi lacquer goes back to the Stone Age.
The timeless art of Urushi has for centuries brought to life the intricate depth of Japanese history and culture.

‘NURI(Urushi coating) has many coating techniques.
Tamenuri (Urushi lacquer) involves many processes. All processes are performed by traditional experienced craftsman.
A vivid beautiful urushi lacquer finish will increase in beauty over time.

The URUSHI fountain pen will outlast an original owner by many generations and passed on for each succeeding generation to enjoy treasure.

Platinum pens use proprietary cartridges, availablehere.


  • Nib: 18K gold
  • Nib sizes: Fine (F), Medium (M) (more available soon)
  • Materials: Tamenuri lacquer finish on ebonite body
  • Size: 154mm (total length) (134mm full length when writing) × 180mm (max diameter) )
  • Weight: 34.5g
  • Handmade in Japan.
  • Free worldwide shipping.

The Platinum Izumo range of fountain pens is one of their most prestigious ones, combining age-old techniques and a modern attention to quality. We have selected a small number of models to introduce these pens to our store.

A Platinum Izumo fountain pen is a life-long investment that you will not regret. These pens not only look stunning, they are also a real pleasure to write with. The quality of Platinum 18k nibs is well-known. The gorgeous lacquer finishes will continue improving with time and use, the coloured sub-layers of lacquer slowly becoming more visible.

These pens are all about craftsmanship, quality, beauty and the joy of writing.

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