Namiki Limited Edition Maki-e Kabuto Fountain Pen
Namiki launches the Limited Edition Kabuto fountain pen, designed and decorated by skilled artisan Michifumi Kawaguchi using a combination of various Maki-e techniques. This piece features the Kabuto (helmet) and Tachi (sword), which are Samurai armor essentials. Today, the Kabuto and Tachi are honored during the Boys' Festival in Japan on May 5 every year, which is a festival to celebrate the transition of Japanese boys to adulthood. The following techniques are used: Taka Maki-e (raised Maki-e) for the Kabuto, Hira Maki-e (flat Maki-e) for the Tachi, and Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (burnished raised Maki-e) and gold powder for the background. In addition to Maki-e, the dome of the Kabuto has sparkling Raden inlay.
The Namiki Limited Edition Kabuto fountain pen features an 18-karat gold nib with rhodium accents and piston ink delivery system that ensures peerless writing quality and long-lasting performance. The exquisite Namiki Kabuto is packaged in a lavish specially handcrafted Japanese Paulownia gift box and comes with a matching limited edition ink bottle. Only 170 pieces are available worldwide!
Artisan Michifumi Kawaguchi is also known for his other masterpieces, such as his 2012 limited edition Namiki fountain pen, the Namiki Yabusame (Horseback Archer) Emperor-sized fountain pen.
Namiki Limited Edition Maki-e Kabuto Fountain Pen Features:
- Features the Kabuto (helmet) and Tachi (sword), which are Samurai armor essentials
- 18-karat gold nib with rhodium accents and piston ink delivery system
- Packaged in a lavish specially handcrafted Japanese Paulownia gift box
- Comes with a matching limited edition ink bottle
- Only 170 pieces are available worldwide