May 06, 2020

Raden is a traditional Japanese decorative craft mainly used for lacquer ware and woodwork. Working with small pieces of precious shell material, the master artist creates a unique and distinctive striped fountain pen which is impressive and a piece of art. Each individually produced piece is crafted by hand and truly unique.

The first step to create the M1000 Green Ray fountain pen is to give the surface a deep black impression by using the special Japanese Urushi lacquer. Then the traditional stripes are made with particles from Australian abalone. These wide green coloured mother of pearl stripes are crafted to create a fascinating interplay of colours that glisten and shimmer in the sunlight.

In the next step the stripes are fixed to the cap and barrel by coating of lacquer. Finally, the artist individually signs and numbers each fountain pen with the Maki-e technique. Pelikan is pleased and proud to offer this new Limited Edition Raden series, which combines the wonderful Japanese decorative craftsmanship to fountain pen models of its famous Pelikan Souverän® series.

The Raden M1000 Green Ray fountain pens are pieces of delicate art with finely chased 18 carat gold nibs in the size M, all accentuated with a rhodium décor. Each fountain pen is presented in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood. The Raden M1000 Green Ray is available here as from May 2020 in a limited edition of 400 pieces worldwide.