Japanese manufacturer of pens, Namiki has created a special collection Namiki Chinkin Royal Rooster Pen in praise of the upcoming Chinese New Year. Beautiful perfect handiwork is shown in pen that are created with the help of the Japanese art form Chinkin (gold inset) and the Urushi (lacquer). The collection is limited edition and is a true work of art of superior Japanese craftsmanship. The technique Chinkin uses the special and the finest chisels with which carve forms that are later lacquered.
After that, the forms are filled with gold dust from 18K gold. Once the form gets proper fullness, they are polished with the special Japanese Washi paper. The origin of Chinkin art leads from Wajima prefecture since the 13th century and is popular outside of Japan, particularly in China, where is called “Sokin”. Since Chinkin is a carving technique, there is no room for mistakes. Every single carve is a true challenge in the sense of the word.
In this particular pen, the rooster is surrounded by plants, that are both on the cover and on the body of the pen. Pens are available in three sizes with Namibia logo and recognizable Fiji mountain.
Each pen comes in an elegant wooden box covered with finest velvet with a bottle of ink that goes along with it. In the United States are available in the online Nibs store, and the price is $3,700.