The Platinum Maki-e skilfully combines ancient art techniques from Japan with the brand’s quality pen-making skills. Devised in the Tempyro Era (710-794), Maki-e involves the arrangement of precious materials and real gold dust into traditional designs by a master craftsmen, such as a Bush Warbler and Crane. The design is then sealed with a layer of lacquer. Fountain pens are fitted with an 18k gold nib and take Platinum specific cartridges. Maki-e rollerball pens come with black ink, compatible with Ohto ceramic refills.