Platinum is pleased to introduce a new design, the “Matsu-Tora (pine tree and tiger)” to the premium Kanazawa-Haku fountain pen series.
The Kanazawa-Haku series, features meticulously applied “Momi Chirashi,” Japan’s traditional technique that has been used on folding screens and fusuma (Japanese sliding doors) since ancient times. Thin square sheets of gold leaf are torn into smaller pieces then pasted down, one-by-one, by hand, to create a sense of unlimited depth, giving an elegant glow to each one-of-a-kind pen body. The Kanazawa-Haku is equipped with Platinum's airtight Slip & Seal Mechanism that prevents ink from drying out in the pen.
The tiger and the pine tree, which are Japan’s representative auspicious motifs, painted over the gold leaf make the Matsu-Tora a true masterpiece. The tiger represents wealth, status and prosperity. Of the many paintings of tigers, Platinum selected “Rosho Mouko-zu (ferocious tiger)”, by Edo-period Japanese artis Okyo Maruyama, for the Matsu-Tora design to express the vigor and loveliness of tigers. Because they retain their foliage during winter, pine trees have become the symbol of life. The green of the leaves growing through the golden clouds make the tiger stand out even more.
The Matsu-Tora sports a 14K gold nib and arrives in a beautiful wooden box with a red velvet interior.
Nib Material: 14K Gold
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge, Converter