Dare I say its an upgrade from the Montblanc Meisterstuck? That pen is machine turned, resin, with gold plated trim and uses a smaller cartridge. OK, as a vintage Japanese pen lover, there might be some bias.
But this is a premium beauty that will get you plenty of nods of respect. After all, yours is better.This is truly a beautiful Japanese urushi example from the 1950's. I'm being conservative regarding its age.
It has design elements often seen on Japanese pens from the 1930's, including the feed, non-JIS marked 14K gold nib and double gold bands. But these elements are also seen on some pens in the early 1950's.More research is needed to pin down its exact age. Whether from the 1930's or early 1950's, it would have been a premium pen in those days. First clue is the size. Most pens were much smaller, around 5 inches on average. This would have been a large pen. Second clue are the double gold bands. Thicker single bands were easier to make.
But the third and most important clue is the quality of the urushi. Premium urushi almost appears wet. It's smooth with no surface flaws.
The urushi on this pen glistens. And it's as smooth as silk. It's a look and quality that is hard to do. The condition of this pen also indicates its level of quality.Premium urushi stays looking new. In fact, it is said to get better with age, becoming harder and more durable over time. The urushi on this pen is as good as the day it was made. It has completely protected the ebonite's original black color. The 14K nib is pristine with crisp imprints. The only sign of its age is it's rolled gold trim, which has a few small spots of plating loss. If you love modern Japanese urushi fountain pens such as the Namiki Yukari or vintage pens, then I know you will love this pen. It will make a perfect addition to your collection. And maybe get some envious looks from the Montblanc crowd. As a fellow avid collector of modern and vintage Japanese fountain pens, I take great care in inspecting and cleaning every pen I sell.
Thank you so much for your interest! Marked "Warranted 14K Iridium Point". Barrel: Ebonite with black urushi.
Filling Mechanism: Eye dropper w/ink shut off. 5.6in (142mm) capped/ 4 14/16in (124mm) uncapped/ 7 3/4in (171mm) posted. 0.7oz (20g) capped/ 0.05oz.Being vintage, the ink stop seal might need serviced. The item "Early 1950's Japanese Urushi Oversized Black FP 14K Nib- DOUBLE GOLD BAND" is in sale since Saturday, June 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Other Fountain Pens". The seller is "stchel2" and is located in Duluth, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.