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    Metropolitan Museum of Art Samurai Dragon Rollerball

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art Samurai Dragon Rollerball
    The swords used by Japan’s powerful samurai rulers are widely recognized as masterpieces of the metalworker’s art. The famous Goto school of sword-fittings makers was established in the 15th century. Later generations of Goto masters focused on small decorative sword fittings, such as the kozuka, utility knife handle, kogai, a skewerlike tool, and menuki, a pair of grip ornaments.

    Their work is characterized by painterly designs carved in high relief on a rich, black metal background, accented in gold and silver. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Samari Dragon Rollerball pen motif is taken from a sinuous dragon - a sign of good fortune - on a kozuka inscribed by Goto Mitsutaka (1722-1784), the 13th-generation Goto master, which is part of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. The Samurai Dragon capped rollerball pen comes gift boxed.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Samurai Dragon Rollerball Features

    • Pen motif taken from sinuous dragon, a kozuka inscribed by Goto Mitsutaka
    • Gold dragon depicted on rich black background
    • Gold-plated finishes accent the snap cap rollerball pen
    • Samari swords are highly recognized as metalworker’s art
    • Perfect gift for any occasion

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