The Custom 845 has a unique Urushi lacquer finish, two-toned 18kt gold nib (size #15) and large barrel size. A Pilot Con-70 converter is included, but you can also use proprietary Pilot ink cartridges if you prefer. This exceptional Custom fountain pen is packaged in an elegant gift box.
Urushi lacquer comes from the sap of the Asian lacquer tree. When applied to the pen barrel, it hardens and absorbs moisture from the air, resulting in a shiny coat. Creating an Urushi lacquer fountain pen is an exacting and complex process because the lacquer must be carefully applied to the pen barrel in numerous hand painted layers. This traditional Japanese technique ultimately enhances both the pens’ beauty and longevity. Urushi coating will withstand corrosion from water, acids, alcohol, and even temperature changes, making the Custom 845 the perfect pen to use every day and pass down to future generations.