Filling System: Pump Action Cartridge Convertor (Included)
Cap Type: Screw On/Off (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 32.0 grams
No service or restoration required, pen is NOS. 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. Lacquer has high gloss sheen. Fitted piston convertor. We would classify this pen as being in mint condition. Pen is supplied in original Pilot packaging, consisting of; display box, outer card box, unopened bottle of Pilot ink, filling instruction leaflet and Pilot information leaflet.
This Pilot Namiki Gold Togidashi Maki-e Sun Phoenix was purchased whilst on a business trip (nothing to do with pens) to Japan in 2011. What makes this pen truly special is the rare signature: Sei Katsuda . He was born in 1920, graduated from Tokyo Art University in 1939 and entered Pilot in 1953. His father was a legendary maki-e artist. Pilot have also thought of the detail in this pen, for example, there is a felt insert to the cap which prevents marking of the enamel body when cap is posted.
About Pilot Namiki
Ryosuke Namiki, the founder of Namiki Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in 1918, was an alumni and professor of Tokyo Nautical School . He successfully invented a gold writing tip for fountain pens. Namiki's success owed to the collaboration from his friend and classmate Masao Wada. In 1938, Namiki Manufacturing Co., Ltd was changed to the Pilot Pen Co., Ltd., as the company grew. Pilot Corporation, the historical parent company of the PILOT group has headquarter in Kyobashi in Tokyo . Khobashi is one of the famous and prestigious districts of capital Tokyo ."Zen and the Art of Pen Making." As the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan , Pilot maintains a Zen-like philosophy.
The consistent high quality of Pilot products results from Pilot's control over all aspects of production. Obsessive craftspeople at heart, they design and manufacture their own dies, moulds and machine tools to ensure that every Pilot performs perfectly. Outside of Japan, Pilot Company has branches or franchises in 40 countries in Europe, USA , Brazil , Taiwan and Singapore . Pilot pen's are famous all over the world and people consider Pilot pens as a good collectables.