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Namiki Chinkin Silver Grass

Namiki Chinkin Silver Grass


Regular price $1,300.00 USD
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The Namiki Chinkin Silver Grass is a superb example of this exacting and time-intensive Maki-e technique. Each pen is hand-finished by a skilled Maki-e artist in the Kokkokai artisan group at the Namiki workshop in Kanagawa.

Our complimentary tuning ensures that your pen will have writing performance equal to its appearance, and our optional nib customizations can provide for added character and line-width variation on the page. We are an authorized Namiki dealer.

In Chinkin Maki-e technique, a special carving tool is used to engrave an intricate pattern in recently dried urushi lacquer. Gold powder and gold dust are then added into the grooves and lines that have been created. Accuracy is vital - one small mistake can result in the entire pen needing to be re-lacquered and the process started over again. Chinkin artists often challenge themselves with intricate motifs drawn from the natural world, as with the silver grass seen on this pen.

Not just a beautiful work of art in its own right, the Namiki Chinkin Silver Grass is also an excellent everyday writer which is provided with your choice of 18k solid gold nib. It fills using Namiki's convenient cartridge-converter system - the pen can use any bottled fountain pen ink when fitted with the provided converter, and can also utilize Pilot brand disposable ink cartridges. A wooden presentation box adds to the pen's value and collectability and also makes this an excellent and very special gift item.

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