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This Namiki Chinkin Pine Tree fountain pen was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan, and is available with 18k gold nibs in Fine, Medium and Broad nib sizes. Pine Trees are admired for its tenacity, strength and aspiration to grow in the face of adversity. Described as one of the Three Friends of Winter, namely Pines, Bamboo and Plum (岁寒三友), the Namiki Chinkin Pine Trees has always been the pen of choice for many gentlemen because of this unique profile of the Pine Trees.
Beautifully and softly depicted using Tenbori technique (Dot carving), the cat is seen sitting demurely with its eyes fixated on the foxtail grasses that is intricately carved out using Senbori technique (Linear carving) – displaying side while exuding a graceful poise and elegant demeanour. The Namiki Chinkin Pen Collection is made up of fountain pens which use "Chinkin (Gold Inlay)", a lacquer-ware technique that Japan boasts is on par with Maki-e. Motifs are carved into the lacquered surface with special chisels, then lacquer is inlaid into the grooves, and strategically placed gold leaves and gold powder gives the pattern expression. The delicate and fine depiction, and three-dimensional aspect that overflows with a strong power of expression are the special characteristics of this collection. Since Chinkin is a carving technique, there is no room for mistakes, and every single carve is a true challenge in the sense of the word.
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