For the Namiki Collections, skilled Japanese artisans use the finest materials to create a line of writing instruments that look beautiful and perform flawlessly. Founded in 1918, skilled Japanese artisans use a centuries-old technique in which multi-layered patterns are drawn on the barrel and cap with urushi - sap from Japanese lacquer trees. The hand-painted designs richly interpret scenes of nature in precious metals and lavishly colored pigments. As beautiful as they are, Namiki writing instruments are also designed with precision nibs and superior ink and lead delivery systems to ensure an exceptionally smooth stroke and clean line. In every aspect, Namiki redefines quality in premium writing instruments.