The new Platinum Kurikara-ken Fountain Pen embodies the story of Fudo Myo-o with stunning maki-e on the body of the pen. Created with a ebonite cap and barrel of the Platinum Izumo pens and then painted with several maki-e steps and processes.
Kurikara-ken is the sword held by Fudo Myo-o who was one of the five great kings Godai Myo-o. Legend tells that to fight the devil, Fudo Myo-o changed himself into a huge sword. Seeing the devil also change into a sword, Fudo Myo-o then changed into the mighty dragon Kurikara Ryu-o and swallowed the devil in his sword form. Overwhelmed by the Kurikara Ryu-o’s breath the devil surrendered. This legend has been detailed on the barrel and cap of the Platinum Kurikara-ken Fountain Pen using cutting edge taka maki-e technique.
Using charcoal powers applied in several steps to build up the image on the pen and then finished with black urushi lacquer. The facial details are then illustrated using lustrous black roiro Urushi lacquer so the image of the dragon Kurikara Ryu-o stands out against the black background of the pen. The hugh sword Kurikara-ken has been created with silver powers through taka maki-e technique. Black lacquer is then applied to raise and express the finer details and then polished to stand out even more. This gives volume to the body and creates a stunning contrast between the sword and the dragon.
Each pen is then finished with a Platinum President 18 kt gold, rhodium plated nib. Also included with the pen is a specially designed Kurikara-ken ink converter. This unparalleled and unique writing instrument will be available for sale the end of may 2016 with the first 600 pens numbered. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Make sure to order your Platinum Kurikara-ken Pen before they are gone. Another great writing instrument by Platinum Pens!
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