Namiki is named after Ryosuke Namiki, the founder of Pilot (Namiki’s mother company). Superior craftsmanship and traditional designs are just the beginnings of this prestigious company. Both beautiful and technologically innovative, Pilot pens are designed to be used by everyone. Their precision nibs, superior ink, and lead delivery systems ensure exceptionally smooth strokes and clean lines. Namiki’s premium writing instruments have consistently tested the limits of quality and originality, only to continually surpass them. This skill has been most recently personified in the Pilot/Namiki Vanishing Point pen. This latest addition to the Namiki family has revolutionized the world of fountain pens by introducing the only “clickable” fountain pen on the market. For almost a century, Namiki’s skilled Japanese artisans have used the finest materials available to create a line of writing instruments that look beautiful and perform flawlessly. They also specialize in “maki-e” lacquering, a centuries-old technique in which multi-layered patterns are drawn on the pen’s barrel and cap with “urushi” – sap from Japanese lacquer trees. The hand-painted designs interpret scenes of nature with precious metals and lavish colors. Namiki’s designs offer a fresh new look at quality and art. Their heavy Japanese influences give Namiki a look that separates it from its peers. Japanese culture and art are visually apparent with every collection they produce in new, innovative ways. Instead of the typical executive, elegant, modern, and chic style that most pen companies use, Namiki styles their pens to transmit airs of peace, tranquility, mysticism and ancient beauty. Pen Boutique is an AUTHORIZED DEALER of Namiki writing instruments.