on sale Namiki Emperor Maki-e Fountain Pen - Kylin

Product Code PN61430

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This Namiki Emperor 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. This fountain pen has a 18k gold nib in the massive #50 size. The large capacity barrel fills with ink via eyedropper, and the pen 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.

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.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Namiki
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Black
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Ebonite
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Eyedropper
Grip Material
Ebonite
Nib Size
Medium
Nib Color
Two-Tone
Nib Material
18kt Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

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

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

13.2mm (0.5in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

157.2mm (6.2in)
Length - Cap
87.4mm (3.4in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

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)

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