The first Custom fountain pens, called K series, were launched in May 1971. They were a reply to the professional demand. Indeed, In the past, and even today, Namiki can be sold only in a very selective network. Custom 845 was first released in Japan 2002.
A newcomer among the custom series, now available for the global market. Custom 845 is made of Ebonite and coated with an elegant Urushi lacquer finish.
Urushi lacquer is produced by the male lacquer trees (Asian Rhus vernicifera), whose trunks are notched when they reach 10 years of age and which are felled immediately afterwards, to be replaced by young shoots. The harvest, which rarely exceeds 3 or 4 teaspoons per tree, lasts only a few days, chosen with a care and precision that leaves absolutely nothing to chance.
The complexity of this process explains this product’s rarity and value.