Namiki Limited Edition Yukari Royale Chinkin Maki-e Fountain Pen
Namiki's two new editions to the Yukari Chinkin collection are their most coveted yet. The Cat and the Royal Rooster, characters whose mythical value encapsulates the essence of Namiki - named after the legendary Chinkin technique, a highly meticulous way that’s been long regarded the principal Japanese traditional lacquer-ware technique. Just like the art of sushi-making, this technique is highly regarded and only worthy of extremely experienced artists with no less than the strongest mind. When it comes to the Chinkin technique, nothing less than perfection is tolerated. Also known as the Gold Inlay technique, the Chinkin technique is applied with a special carving chisel after the pen’s surface is glazed with Rorio lacquer. Then, carved patterns are inlayed with metal leaf and gold powder for an elegant finish.
According to a Japanese legend, a medieval lord would have been struck by lightning if not for a quick-witted cat who lured the lightning with its tail, perpetuating the belief that cats hold protective powers. The cat is also a symbol of wealth and fertility, and treasured for their elimination of pests and quick-wittedness. The Cat sits quietly in the open, docile and gazing at gorgeously carved foxtail grasses by Senbori, or Liner carving, technique. The rooster is also said to be quite magical, and are said to dispel evil spirits as they chase darkness away with their trademark crowing, welcoming daylight each day without fail. The rooster goes way back in history with cockfighting, known across the world and said to be the oldest spectator sport. The Royal Rooster also features the Senbori technique with excellent polishing, as the robust rooster looks on with keen passion, battle-ready and eager to pounce on its next opponent.
Enrich your fountain pen collection with these luxurious and distinctive designs, complemented with a choice of fine, medium or broad 18-karat, rhodium adorned gold nibs which bears the Namiki logo as well as an engraving of the highest, most majestic mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji. Presented in a traditional wood gift box complete with bottled of blue ink. Cartridge/converter fill.