Never say never. Especially with pens. I didn’t like the Izumo when I first held it. Whine, whine. The thread placement is awkward! Whine, whine. Ooooh pretty sparkly clouds! Mine! (This paragraph pretty much sums up my entire pen purchase philosophy.)
Hello, elegant torpedo.
I thinkÂ the philosophy behind IzumoÂ is impressive. It is both origin and destination, as Izumo is the birthplace of Platinum’s founder, and at the same time represents clouds moving heavenward.
The name of the technique is Yagumonuri. The delicate shading from black to burnt sienna at the top is a result of the technique, which involves translucent layers of urushi.
The clip is the same one used on the President. Its Art Deco lines complement the Izumo’s curves.
The threads in the middle of the section gave me pause in the beginning. I notice them when I first pick up the pen, and then somehow they fade from my consciousness. (Oooooh sparkly clouds.)
The nib says “President.” So there.
Sprinkles of gold, up close, look like a galaxy. Maybe that’s where this elegant torpedo is heading, to the Magellanic Clouds.
As with all Platinum pens I own, the Izumo writes smoothly and reliably. A bit on the boring side, actually. With all those clouds and sprinkle bling on the outside, a staid fine nib keeps this pen grounded.