Cartier made this propeller shaped letter opener to give homage to Santos-Dumont, the first performance pilot to wear a wristwatch. And ff course, it is a Cartier stainless steel case with 18k gold.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
We highlight that fountain pen price range are very wide. The cost of pen range from a cup of black coffee at the local Kopitam to a thousands of dollars.
Friday, August 26, 2011
BE AWARE OF FAKE FOUNTAIN PEN!!!
About two weekend back, I met a friend at China Square flea market. While browing at the flea market, I found a S.T. Dupont chinese lacquer gold dust roller ball shown here.
I examined the pen for a very long time. The rollerball pen tip is too far out and look funny. Initially, I was under the impression that it uses the wrong refill. I was wrong, it uses the S.T. Dupont refill.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
While Maecenas has enjoyed immense wealth and political friendship as advisor to the Roman Emperor Augustus, he true passion was art and culture. This can be found in reference in the recorded patron in the history of the arts and culture. He is also the known symbolic figure and representative for cultural responsiblity and selfness commitment.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Artisan Yutaka Sato san uses a combination of Togidashi-Taka (Burnished-Raised) Maki-e technique with Raden (Mother-of-Pearl) technique to crafted the Namiki Golden Rose. This is Sato-san first Namiki Limited Edition.
The rose flower is painted using the Taka maki-e and the leaves uses the Warigai (Cracked Shell Inlaid) technique with Aogai (blue shell) to create the necessary depth and contrast giving the necessary dimension to bring the roses alive.
The entire pen is in gold color and decorated with gold powder. You cannot see a spot of black.
This pen is presented in a Inden pouch within a leather-bound gift box with an embossed rose design on the lid. Inden is a Japanese traditional technique to draw a Urushi lacquer pattern onto the deer hide. We have not see the actual Inden pouch but we assume it similar to the one used by Sailor, but it may come in different design.
We don't really appreciate the use of leather in maki-e, but in this case (maybe) it go went with the contemporary theme.
This Yukari Royale size Golden Rose limited edition pen comes in 18K gold nib and a special golden rose ink bottle
It is limited to 150 pieces worldwide, and schedule to be available in November 2011.
Monday, August 15, 2011
William Henry Studio is one of the well known brands within the knife community for designing and making the finest tools. They are know for theirseamless integration of classic natural materials.
The pen that first caught our attention was the Cabernet F8-1101 fountain pen. The pen barrel is made from the natural fossil brain coral.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
This unique solid sterling silver pen is intricately detailed with three-dimensional elements, to help you solve the mystery.