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jandrese posted a topic in Japan - AsiaRemember when Travolta opened the briefcase in Pulp Fiction? Now I know what was inside! As is my preference I ordered this Nakaya directly from Japan via email. They are always most pleasant and the nib adjustment beyond reproach. I’ve collected fountain pens for nearly 25 years and this is far from my first urushi fountain pen. It’s not even my first chinkin pen. Nevertheless, I am astonished by this amazing pen. The combination of beauty, bespoke craftsmanship, and writing qualities are unmatched in my collection. The finish is darker, more subdued, radiant, gorgeous, bri
The Hawk is a fascinating bird of prey. In many cultures around the world, the hawk is admired for its courage, power and determination. In addition to being fearless, intrepid and daring, the hawk is patient and strong. And with its all-seeing eye, the Hawk seeks out its prey with deadly efficiency. The Sailor Limited Edition “Hawk” was created for a private membership in the Far East. Twenty items have been made for Oriental collectors, while only five are available for the rest of the world. The artists proof can be visited in our Boutique until April 22nd. This Chinkin Hawk is a master p
Chinkin is a technique where a special set of very fine chisels are used to carve a pattern or design into layers or urushi (lacquer). The indentations are then rubbed with sticky urushi and gold powder or foils are placed over it to fill in the marks made by the chisels. Sometimes colored urushi powders might be used instead of gold. Once they are applied the pen is often cleaned by a Japanese paper called washi. Traditionally much of this art originated in Waijima starting around the 13th century, but today it is produced in many Japanese prefectures and even other countries like China. As t