Fountain Pens of Japan has an ambitious specification.
- Large format, hardbound cloth with dust jacket, 12 x 9 inches , 448 pages.
- History of the fountain pen and its industry in Japan from around 1880 to the present.
- Major and minor manufacturers are covered.
- Pens, inks, ephemera and equipment used for hand pen manufacture in earlier eras are detailed.
- Materials and techniques to embellish pens, are extensively discussed.
- Customized pens for the Japanese Trade and pens made or embellished in Japan, for other makers are included.
- Professional photography throughout the book depicts the pens life size for easy identification.
- A large number of prototypes not documented before are included.
- More than 1,700 images are detailed, of these more than 500 vintage and modern pens, have not been previously documented in a book on pens.
In his preface, Yoshinobu Akiyama, General Manager, Sailor Pen International states:
- Lambrou Pens
- Educational Books
- Weight - Overall
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 2701.0g (95.27oz)
- Thickness - Overall
How thick the notebook is from front to back, including the cover.
- 38.6mm (1.52in)
- Height (in)
- Height (mm)
- Width (in)
- Width (mm)