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Pilot Makie Hira Ume Plum Fountain Pen

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 Product Description

Ryosuke Namiki, the founder of Pilot Corporation, realized the need for improving existing pens used for drawing during his tenure as a professor at the Tokyo Merchant Marine College. After making a prototype fountain pen, he formed a partnership with one of his colleagues, Masao Wada and started manufacturing and selling fountain pens in 1918. Pilot/Namiki is known for its quality maki-e pens and the beautiful works of art are available in both its brand. The Maki-e lacquering, a centuries-old technique in which multi-layered patterns are drawn on the barrel and cap with urushi - sap from Japanese lacquer.

This lovely fountain pen is hand painted with Hira-maki-e lacquering techniques. The design is available with a fine, medium or broad 14 karat gold with rhodium accented nib, assuring long lasting, impeccable writing performance. A gift box with bottled ink completes the attractive presentation. Hira Makie technique is the simplest method of all; it needs the least time to complete. But one is not allowed to make any mistake as they cannot be repaired as the designs are drawn with E-urushi (colored urushi) on the surface and the designs are polished right it is hardened. Hira Makie technique saves time in burnishing but any mistakes will be visible and irreparable.


Length with cap posted: 14.2cm

Central circumference: 3.8cm

System: Fountain pen uses Pilot ink cartridge or converter Con70

Nib type: 14K nib

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