Monday, April 30, 2012
More pens for the Year of the Dragon
Platinum is introducing a new maki-e dragon pen commemorating 2012, the Year of the Dragon. This is a very special limited edition, with only 50 pieces slated for the US market. According to Dick Egolf, Luxury Brands USA, distributor of Platinum, "The Jin-shin Dragon in the Dark is Platinum’s newest creation dedicated to 2012 or Jin-shin, the 29th year of the 60th 60-year cycle in the Chinese traditional calendar. The Dragon in the Dark is made in a handpainted maki-e technique utilizing Wajima black lacquer. Only 150 numbered pieces will be made worldwide." The gold nib is available in fine, medium and broad sizes. The Dragon in the Dark is priced at $1,000.