Namiki Emperor Maki-e Fountain Pen - Kylin, Medium

$8,400.00
MSRP $10,500.00
Product Code PN61430
This Namiki maki-e fountain pen was created in 2012 by maki-e artisan Masaru in Japan. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), depicting a mythical created called a Kylin. The pen has an oversized No. 50 (jumbo) 18kt gold nib in medium tip, fills via eyedropper, and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink. Each pen takes months to create.

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Namiki Emperor Maki-e Fountain Pen - Kylin, Medium

This Namiki maki-e fountain pen was created in 2012 by maki-e artisan Masaru in Japan. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), depicting a mythical created called a Kylin. The pen has an oversized No. 50 (jumbo) 18kt gold nib in medium tip, fills via eyedropper, and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink. Each pen takes months to create.

The Kylin is thought to have a compound appearance with a dragon’s head, antlers, horse hoofs, an oxtail, wolf’s forehead and a colorful chest. It is lively, intelligent and most of all gentle but valorous to ward off devils. To see a Kylin is a good omen that brings rui, roughly translated as “serenity” or “prosperity” and it is the custom in some regions, to believe that the Kylin will give them a son.

Although it looks fearsome, the Kylin only punishes the wicked. It can walk on grass yet not trample the blades, and it can also walk on water. As it is a peaceful creature, its diet does not include flesh. It takes great care when it walks never to harm or tread on any living thing, and it is said to appear only in areas ruled by a wise and benevolent leader (some say even if this area is only a house). It is normally gentle but can become fierce if a pure person is threatened by a sinner, spouting flames from its mouth and exercising other fearsome powers that vary from story to story.

Legends tell that the Kylin has appeared in the garden of the legendary Huangdi and in the capital of Emperor Yao. Both events bore testimony to the benevolent nature of the rulers. It's been told in legends that the birth of the great sage Confucius was foretold by the arrival of a Kylin.

As these pens are truly one-of-a-kind pieces of art, they are warrantied for life by Namiki.

Availability
Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Namiki
Type
Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Namiki Emperor
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Black
Body Material
Ebonite
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Eyedropper
Grip Material
Ebonite
Nib Color
Two-tone
Nib Material
18kt Gold
Nib Size
Medium
Postable
No
Retractable
No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
17.2mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
20mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
24.6mm (1in)
Diameter - Grip
13.2mm (0.5in)
Length - Body
157.2mm (6.2in)
Length - Cap
87.4mm (3.4in)
Length - Nib
31.7mm (1.2in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
174.1mm (6.9in)
Weight - Body
31g (1.1oz)
Weight - Cap
16.7g (0.6oz)
Weight - Overall
47.7g (1.7oz)