The pen features a huge Size #15 nib, that Pilot has never made available outside of Japan. The Iridium tip is from Pilot's own Iridium mine in Hokkaido, Japan, which Pilot-Namiki has been using since the 1920's. The nib is 18K yellow gold with the center being plated with 18K Rhodium (better known as White Gold) This creates a wonderful two-tone, silver & gold feel to the nib. Urushi (Japanese lacquer) art is unique to Japan, China, Korea and the countries of Southeast Asia, each country preserving to the present day its own particular traditions.
Japanese urushi art is especially rich in terms both of variety and sophistication of technique. In addition to the highly developed skills that Japanese craftsmen have used to elevate urushi art to the heights for which it is renowned, Japan is blessed with an abundance of trees producing high quality hard urushi as well as a variety of timbers suitable for the making of the bodies of urushi wares. The item "Pilot (NAMIKI) Custom 845 Broad-nib Ebonite Black Urushi Lacquer with converter" is in sale since Friday, April 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pilot". The seller is "e-sell_jp" and is located in Japan. This item can be shipped worldwide.