One of the Sailors latest masterpieces. The dragon is one of spiritual beings in the Japanese culture. It is customary in Japanese culture to say a prayer to the dragon – who guards the water and controls the clouds and the rain. Considered one of the most important and powerful figures, symbolizing Good luck and fortune . The artistic craftsmanship on the pen is an ancient Japanese art called Maki-e. An art that combines complicated painting with lacquer of various thicknesses. The traditions includes using powdered gold and precious metals, gemstones, pearls and abalone shell. An ancient art style, that has been perfected over 1200 years, was created to continue the harmony of man with nature. Sailor’s “Maki- e” art work is made and designed exclusively by Japanese artists, thus bringing the tradition of the “Maki- e” from the “Kaga” province in Japan. The Dragon is painted on the pen using a combination of varnish – “Urushi”, and the dragon’s eyes are set with radan Stones. The Fountain pen has a 21K gold nib. The pen can only be filled with a pump (Information on price and availability by telephone).