Kanazawa-haku is a gold leaf technique, and here variations of it are applied on a slim Platinum body.
A thin coat of clear lacquer protects the applied design.
The goldfish are iridescent, shading gold and red and orange when they catch the light.
The Kanazawa-haku pens only come with fine and medium nibs. I chose the fine. This style of Platinum nib, which is found in their entry-level maki-e pens, is softer than the nib on the 3776, and closer in feel to the nibs of the 1970s Japanese pocket pens.
The converter has what looks like a golden hanko on it. I have no idea what it says. This converter is a special edition, only available with this line.
The fine nib writes with a little give. I chose Rohrer & Klinger Morinda to go with the goldfish. As usual, perfect out of the box. No skipping, no catching on paper, just a smooth writing experience.
The slim Platinum falls in between a Waterman 12 and a Pelikan M101N in girth.
Visit Ink Nouveau for beautiful shots of this pen, and the others in the Kanazawa-Haku line, including The Moon and a Rabbit, and Changing Autumn Leaves.