Sailor Maki-e pens are exclusively designed for pen enthusiasts who love beholding traditional form of art in their hands. These fine writers feature a beautiful lacquer coated profile decorated by Maki-e artworks. Maki-e is a traditional art which was introduced more than fifteen hundred years ago. It is considered as Japan's top decorative art which requires extensive skills and dedication. Precious elements like silver, gold, enamel and abalone shells are combined and applied by the finest hands. This traditional art can only be achieved by Japanese craftsmen who have historical family skills.