MINT, comes with box, papers, ink bottle and CON-70 converter.
The Raden technique, in which fragments of shells are sprinkled on and inlaid into the lacquer, was used with silver powder to create the pen’s cap and barrel.
The ring of the pen’s cap depicts two crested ibises soaring over the waves using a casting technique and the Togidashi (burnished) lacquer technique.
Barrel, cap: Brass with Togidashi Maki-e (Burnished Maki-e) and Raden (mother-of-pearl)
Nib: No.10 / 18K / 90th anniversary design
Nib size: F (Fine), M (Medium), B (Broad)
Size: Length 137.2mm x max. diameter 14.55mm
Filling system: PILOT cartridge system / converter 70 attached
Box: Exclusive paulownia wooden box
Set contains: Fountain pen, bottle of black ink, instruction booklet, leaflet, serial number plate
On the 90th anniversary of our foundation, we wished to depict the advanced and traditional Maki-e craft techniques we have accumulated over the years to design two types of commemorative fountain pens based on the motif of the Toki (crested ibis). The crested ibis is a bird that represents Japan—its scientific name is Nipponia nippon. It is also mentioned in the Nihon Shoki (the oldest official history of Japan) by the name “Tsuki,” written with characters that mean “peach blossom bird.” The characteristic pale vermillion color that tinges the crested ibis’ wings (a color called “Toki”) was said to be indescribably beautiful when shimmering with golden hues under the rays of the sun.
The crested ibis is currently listed as a special natural treasure of Japan. The 90th year since our foundation, 2008, was also the year during which these birds were first released from their preservation area. Praying for the successful environmental preservation, we designed the commemorative fountain pens using the crested ibis as a motif to help to raise awareness about species and environmental protection. At the same time, the image of the crested ibis soaring through a blue sky symbolised our soaring aspirations for our future as a company.
– via PILOT Japan