Raden is a traditional Japanese decorative craft mainly used for lacquer ware and woodwork. By working with small stripes of precious shell material, the artist of the Raden pen creates a beautiful, impressive piece of art. Each piece is truly unique.
The first step to create the fountain pen Raden M800 Royal Gold is to give the surface a deep black color impression by using the special Japanese Urushi lacquer. Then the typical stripes are made with particles from the precious white mother of pearl shell. A 24 carat gold foil is carefully affixed as background on these stripes. In the next step the stripes are fixed to the cap and barrel by a coating of laquer. Finally, the artist individually signs and num-bers each fountain pen with the Maki-e technique, which used to be reserved exclusively for Japanese Royals as an indication of their power.
With the limited edition Raden series, Pelikan applies this won-derful Japanese decorative craft to the technical base of fountain pen models of its famous Souveraen series. The Raden M800 Royal Gold fountain pens are pieces of art with finely-chased 18 carat gold nib in the size M, accentuated with a rhodium decor. Each fountain pen is encased in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood.
The Raden M800 Royal Gold will be available as from June 2017 in a limited edition of 388 pieces worldwide.