Featuring a total of six patterns, the Preppy WA Modern Maki-e convey the elegance and grace of Japanese tradition incorporated into a modern design using a distinctive modern Maki-e technique. Each pattern symbolizes a special auspicious sign so that you can choose your own favorite based on the design or meaning.
Unlike conventional Maki-e, it is applied with silk screen printing instead of urushi lacquer on the under layer, which is then sprinkled with colored powders such as gold and silver and hand finished one by one by Maki-e artisans. It gives more thickness compared to normal printing, while the reflections and shades of the powders create a three-dimensional feel.
Platinum Preppy fountain pen comes with a steel nib and a Slip & Seal cap mechanism that prevents ink dry until 1 year of not use. Platinum Preppy accepts Platinum ink cartridge or Platinum converter for filling the fountain pen via an ink bottle.
Known as a kachimushi (victory insect), dragonflies are called in different names throughout their life cycle. They live underwater first and then crawl out of the water when they are ready for adulthood. Such transition of their life implies success in life and thus loved by many warriors and military commanders in Japan.
The pen comes in a carton box with one blue-black cartridge.