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This Namiki Emperor maki-e fountain pen was created by maki-e artisan Yutaka in Japan in early 2015. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), as well as Rankaku (quail shells). This fountain pen has an 18k gold nib in the massive #50 size. The large capacity barrel fills with ink via eyedropper, and the pen comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink.
In the Japanese culture, the owl, or "Fukuro", means luck and protection from hardship or suffering. Using ebonite as its base, the Rankaku Maki-e is used to design both the owls on the pen, and the Raden technique is used to embed the eyes of the owls making them sparkle. A layer of clear urushi lacquer is then used to protect the surface of the pen giving it a glossy polish. The Rankaku artwork is simply outstanding with incredible attention to detail.
The Rankaku technique is a unique method whereby the motifs are designed using powder or small pieces of quail shells. They are fixed into the lacquer and later coated with another layer of lacquer. The layer of lacquer is then burnished to reveal the design of the pen. The Raden technique, on the other hand, is a technique whereby the stratum of various abalone shells are peeled into thin layers. Then they are cut into small pieces before being coated with urushi lacquer to hold them in place. The urushi is then burnished to create a finish.
|Cap can post
|Packaged in a Gift Box
|5.6" L x 0.6" D
|Ergonomic - Soft touch coating
|Refills & Inks
|Namiki Bottled inks
|Pilot Namiki Emperor
|Maki-e lacquer artwork featuring coral in the barrel and cap of the pen
Nib featuring iconic silhouette of Mount Fuji