Filling System: Cartridge - Cartridge convertor (Included)
Cap Type: Screw On (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 19.9 g (including Convertor)
No service or restoration required. Pen was purchased by myself on a trip to Japan in 2015. We have dip write tested the nib and flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are as new with no personalisation. Gold plating to clip and trim shows no signs of ware. Resin has high gloss sheen. Fitted piston convertor. We would classify this pen as being in mint condition. Pen is supplied in original Sailor packaging, consisting of; wooden box with blue silk interior, outer card box, two cartridges, bottled ink convertor, Sailor polishing cloth, signed and dated warranty certificate operating and filling instruction leaflet.
This unique Sailor Profit Kaga Maki-e writing instrument, with raised, hand produced Urushi lacquer Momiji design, is a truly wonderful collectors piece. Perhaps not an everyday writing instrument, but certainly one which should be used, it will always be a talking point amongst friends and work colleagues.
More about Maki-e
Kanazawa Kaga Maki-e's history can be traced back to the Nara Era (710-794) and was developed over time. Forward in the history, Kanazawa lacquerware started during the Edo Era (1603-1867) when the prestigious maki-e artist Igarashi Doho was invited to the city of Kanazawa from Kyoto by the third generation lord of Kaga clan, Maeda Toshitsune. Here, it developed into a unique combination of the elegance of aristocratic culture and the strength of the warrior culture. The art form flourished under the patronage from the local rulers of the Kaga Clan, the largest clan under the Edo Government, and sublimed into an amazingly exquisite detailed form of expression termed as Kanazawa-Kaga Maki-e. The techniques have been passed down through masters and students of the Kaga clan workshop from the Edo Period (1603-1868) until today. Kanazawa lacquerware is further characterised by individual production, rather than mass-produced.