The new addition to Namiki’s Yukari Royale collection is the “Lioness and Cubs” Maki-e fountain pen. Extraordinary artistry and craftsmanship, along with superior attention to detail, embody the essence of the Japanese Maki-e art form.
This exquisite, hyper-realistic design of the Yukari Royale Lioness and Cubs brings to life the phrase “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” This longstanding story also mirrors the parenting technique said to be used by lions. The lioness will leave her offspring at the bottom of a ravine to encourage her cubs to rally their strength to get out of the depths of the canyon. Only the strong cubs will persevere. This scene is a parable that only parents with deep wisdom, discipline and strong principles are capable of following in the lioness’ parenting footsteps.
The Namiki Yukari Royale was created using a burnished-raised Maki-e style called Togidashi-taka Maki-e. The artisans painted the pen with a lacquer and used gold and silver powder to sprinkle over the exquisite design. Then, the artisans use charcoal to delicately scrape the surface until their intricate design is revealed.
This stunning fountain pen is complemented with a choice of fine, medium or broad 18kt, rhodium adorned #20 gold nib which bears the Namiki logo as well as an engraving of the highest, most majestic mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji. It fills via cartridge/converter (a CON-70 is included), and comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of blue ink.
Each pen is signed Kokkoukai Matsuzawa (国光会 松沢) on the barrel. The artisans were Mr. Huruhara (古原) and Mr. Matsuzawa (松沢).
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 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 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, Broad
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 18kt 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
- 14.9mm (0.6in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 16.5mm (0.6in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 21.1mm (0.8in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 11mm (0.4in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 133.9mm (5.3in)
- Length - Cap
- 70.3mm (2.8in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 23.5mm (0.9in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 149mm (5.9in)
- 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.
- 175.9mm (6.9in)
- Weight - Body
- 28g (1oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 18.8g (0.7oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 46.8g (1.7oz)