Namiki Emperor Vermilion Urushi Fountain Pen - Broad Nib


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Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this legendary Namiki Emperor Vermilion Urushi Fountain Pen, which comes with its large Namiki presentation box (including outer), eyedropper filler, bottle of ink and paperwork. The pen has barely been used and is presented in fantastic condition.


The first thing to say about this pen is that it’s huge… we’ve included a comparison photo next to a Montblanc 149. The nib is a broad and it features and engraving of Mt. Fuji – the code on the right of the nib ‘419’ refers to a production date of April 2019. Even considering its size, the pen is exceptionally comfortable to use.


The barrel and cap are hand-crafted from ebonite, which is then finished with many layers of Urushi lacquer. This natural lacquer is applied in multiple layers, with it being polished in between each one. The resulting finish is absolutely stunning and particularly impressive in this vermilion version… the production process for each pen lasts three months.


This is an eyedropper filler – it’s a very simple process, but if you need guidance then there are a lot of videos online. This pen is not designed to have the cap posted on the barrel, as it can damage the lacquer.

This truly is an exceptional writing instrument – the purity of design, depth of colour and overall size, make this arguably one of the most impressive pens in current production. To give you an idea of the level of craftsmanship, part of the eyedropper filling system involves unscrewing the end of the barrel – but because the join is so thin it’s impossible to show in photos.


The important details are as follows…

Broad Nib


Fantastic Condition



Namiki Presentation Box


With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.