Namiki Raden Toki Maki-e Fountain Pen - Medium (2008 Limited Edition)

$1,520.00
MSRP $1,900.00
Product Code PN60542
In honor of Pilot's 90th anniversary in 2008, Namiki artisan Mr. Yasunori Sakamoto has created this special Raden Toki limited edition. It features beautiful inlaid Raden (mother of pearl, abalone), and is then finished with black urushi lacquer. The band of the cap features an engraving of the Toki bird, the representative bird of Japan. The pen has a medium rhodium-plated 18kt gold nib engraved with "90", silver trim, fills via cartridge/converter (includes a Con-70 converter), and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink. 

Please allow us up to several extra days for shipping of this pen. Please also note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.
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Namiki Raden Toki Maki-e Fountain Pen - Medium (2008 Limited Edition)

In honor of Pilot's 90th anniversary in 2008, Namiki artisan Mr. Yasunori Sakamoto has created this special Raden Toki limited edition. It features beautiful inlaid Raden (mother of pearl, abalone), and is then finished with black urushi lacquer. The band of the cap features an engraving of the Toki bird, the representative bird of Japan. The pen has a medium rhodium-plated 18kt gold nib engraved with "90", silver trim, fills via cartridge/converter (includes a Con-70 converter), and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink. 

Only 900 pieces were made worldwide, and these are some of the last available.

From Namiki:

On October 1st, 2008, Pilot celebrates 90 years of operations since its foundation by Ryosuke Namiki. We owe this achievement entirely to the many years of patronage by our faithful customers, and thus we choose this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to our customers by producing two exquisitely crafted pens.

The Japanese crested Ibis or Toki, is a bird so fundamental to Japan that it is even mentioned in the Nihon Shoki (The Chronicles of Japan), the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book, completed in 720 AD, is widely recognized as the most complete historical record of Japan. Its uniquely colored vermilion skin is often called “Toki-red“. In the sunlight, it is said to glisten in an indescribably beautiful brilliant color.

In 1981, wild Toki’s disappeared from the skies of Japan. However, in 1999, on the Sado Island, in the Chubu region of Niigata Prefecture, a baby chick was successfully hatched for the first time using artificial incubation. The Toki’s numbers now increased to such an extent that they will be reintroduced to the wild.

The 90th anniversary pens were created using the Toki motif. The selection of these designs expresses both our hopes for the future as we look forward to celebrating our 100th anniversary, and our hopes to once again see the Toki perform on its own stage, the skies of Japan.

At present, the environmental problems impacting the Toki’s survival remains a serious threat. However, as we strive towards our 100th anniversary, we will continue to strive to restore the environment, making it a place suitable for the Toki to thrive once again.

The “Toki” 90th anniversary pens are exquisitely crafted using traditional Japanese Maki-e techniques such as Togidashi Taka (burnished raised), Rankaku (egg shell) and Raden (mother of pearl).

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 Raden Toki
Demonstrator
No
Body Color
Black
Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Type
Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Resin
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
18kt Gold
Nib Size
Medium
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.4mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
18mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Grip
9.6mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
125.7mm (4.9in)
Length - Cap
65.6mm (2.6in)
Length - Nib
21mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
137.5mm (5.4in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
163.9mm (6.5in)
Weight - Body
20g (0.7oz)
Weight - Cap
17g (0.6oz)
Weight - Overall
37g (1.3oz)