on saleNamiki Nippon Art Maki-e Fountain Pen - Golden Pheasant

Product Code PN60407

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on saleNamiki Nippon Art Maki-e Fountain Pen - Golden Pheasant

Product Code PN60407

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out of stock

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This Namiki maki-e fountain pen was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan. The Nippon Art collection features the Hira Maki-e technique (flat maki-e), depicting a golden pheasant. The pen has a 14k gold nib in size #10, fills via cartridge/converter (a CON-70 is included), and comes packaged in a velvet-lined wooden box.

The Nippon Art Collection takes traditional Japanese and auspicious subjects known the world over, and has them drawn on a black lacquered background in Hira Maki-e (Flat Maki-e). The shiny black of the lacquer, along with the overflowing vibrancy from each work makes it a sight to behold.

With the Hira Maki-e technique, the lacquered main design is decorated with sprinkled gold and silver powders. Several additional layers of lacquer are then applied. After the lacquer is hardened, it is then burnished.

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.

Fountain Pens

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

Body Material
Lacquered metal
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

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).

Compatible inks & refills

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

Bottled inks, Proprietary Pilot ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism

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

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Nib Material
14k Gold

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


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

Diameter - Body
11.8mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.1mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19.1mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

Length - Body

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

129.4mm (5.1in)
Length - Cap
67.4mm (2.7in)
Length - Nib

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

21.3mm (0.8in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
142.2mm (5.6in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

154.3mm (6.1in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

18.1g (0.6oz)
Weight - Cap
13.6g (0.5oz)
Weight - Overall (g)

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Not a verified gouletpens buyer, but...

I ordered from another retailer as it was out of stock on this site, but I figured I'd write a review here for people looking at Namiki's products on Gouletpens. -It's a resin pen, so you might want to try a microfiber cloth if you buy this item so that you can clean any smudges on the body. It doesn't come with one.-This pen is meant to be used; there is a bottle of Namiki black that comes with this pen, and it is a very rich and wet black (it shades similarly to Noodler's black). You can ink up this pen right out of the box. Take care to properly flush the pen AND the converter if you wish to switch inks (syringes help!) as you might inadvertently cause the pen to skip or write dry.-The nib is gorgeous, stamped to resemble Mt. Fuji's snowcap. The filler hole is at a good spot as well, so you don't need to submerge much of the nib to fill the pen. This keeps ink off of the section, so you won't get as much on your fingers.-The threads are INCREDIBLY smooth, and the cap always threads into the same spot to better show off the design. I find that the section will occasionally come loose from the body, which isn't a big issue as it doesn't happen often and is fixed by simply hand-tightening it a little.-The con-70 converter has a massive capacity and is very easy to use once you figure it out. You might need a syringe and some pen flush to effectively clean it out, though.-I got a Medium nib on my pen. It is very smooth and wet, especially when inked up with the included Namiki Black.

Diane W.
Nippon At Maki-i - perfection!

The pen is a miniature work of art, with an incredible amount of detail in the design on a very small scale. The pen has more weight to it than you would expect from its size. The nib is one of the smoothest I've used - even better than the Visconti Dreamtouch. It's a joy to write with and has quickly become my favorite pen.

Golden Pheasant

This pen is a beauty. I like the design over the other Nippon Art pens because the wings of the two birds allow for a dynamic quality and a 360 degree presence that allows for a satisfying symmetry - at least to my eye. The heart-shaped leaves seemed to be too much in pictures, but in person they create a nice effect being so evenly spread across the negative space of the black background. The nib is a dream to write with - very buttery. The pen overall doesn't seem to dance across the page in the way some of my other pens do. My Pelikan 800 for instance often writes on its own and I need to keep up with it, like Mickey in Fantasia. I thought maybe this is because the Namiki is a bit too short or light. But comparing the two the Namiki is actually slightly longer un-posted (I would never post a lacquer pen). But the Pelikan is slightly, maybe?, heavier (again, un-posted). The girth of the two is the big difference. The Namiki is not as wide as the Pelikan by a good margin. Maybe the super smooth nib needs a bigger grip to better control my movements? Who knows? I've only been writing with it for 3 or 4 days. Again the nib is wonderful and with some adjustment I hope to grow into the Namiki.A note: I have small hands so the issue of width seems odd. Maybe I simply need to become acquainted with the pen's personality. Then again maybe I just discovered a preference for larger grip-sections. The Con-70 is super easy (and fun) to use with a large capacity. I know some say the box is cheap. To that I say, "whaaaaa?!". The box is made of a light wood, but who can blame them? It is something they would have had to put extra effort into doing and I love it. The wooden box is inside a nicely designed cardboard box with a front that drops don't to make accessing the inner box easier. The presentation of the pen when opening for the first time is a joy.Overall: 9/10 - someday I want a Namiki Emperor or Yukari!!

Namiki Nippon Art Maki-e Fountain Pen-Golden Pheasant

I purchased this pen as a wedding present for my husband. We are both 70 years young and I wanted something very special for him. He was thrilled with it and views it as a work of art and a collectible. I am very pleased with the workmanship and style of this pen. I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.