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Namiki Yukari Royale Chinkin Cat

Namiki Yukari Royale Chinkin Cat


Regular price $4,000.00 USD
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One of the newest additions to the highly esteemed Namiki Yukari Royale collection, the Namiki Yukari Royale Chinkin Cat fountain pen incorporates a meticulous and time-intensive method to produce an acutely detailed rendering of a cat amidst reeds.

In Japanese culture the cat is revered as a symbol of protection, wealth, and fertility, and here the feline takes center stage in this work of art.

This full-sized writing instrument features a larger pen body than the Yukari Collection and is perfect for those who prefer a bit more heft to their fountain pens. Yukari Royale series pens utilize a cartridge-converter filling system - pens can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink by using the provided converter, or can use Pilot-Namiki brand cartridges.

Utilizing the Chinkin technique, the artist carves the ultra-fine pattern of the cat and reeds with a sharp instrument.

Gold powder is then inlaid to fill in the carvings, and Urushi lacquer is used to coat the masterpiece. This is an extremely time-intensive process, as the skilled Maki-e artist must use care when carving the fine, narrow lines of the design. The artist Yasuji Sumi-San has signed his name in gold kanji on the barrel of the pen, nestled inconspicuously amongst the motif.

The Namiki solid gold 18k nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo. Namiki 18k gold nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique - see our nib customizations page for more information.

Each Namiki Yukari Royale Chinkin Cat fountain pen arrives in an elegant velvet-lined wooden presentation box and includes a bottle of Namiki ink.

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