The “Polar Bear” is the world's largest terrestrial carnivore and is at the top of the ecosystem in the Arctic Circle. It is also known as the “White Bear”.
, the Polar Bear has a unique constitution which is suitable for living in the Arctic. Therefore, they are extremely susceptible to environmental degradation. So much so, that in 2006, the IUCN classified the Polar Bear as “Vulnerable” under The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The habitat of the Polar Bear is believed to be suffering due to global warming and environmental pollution by toxic compounds found throughout the Arctic.
These are problems not only for Polar Bears. We, human beings can no longer afford indifference to our growing global environmental problems. The motif of “Polar Bear” fountain pen comes from this awareness. As a part of our actions, PILOT Corporation intends to donate a portion of the proceeds from each pen to an international organization working to save our environment.
Only 99 pens have been produced worldwide. The body of the Emperor Vest type has been decorated by the skilled artisan Seiki employing refined Maki-e techniques.
The image of the parent-child Polar Bears on the pen body is achieved using Taka (Raised) Maki-e technique. The sea ice around the Polar Bears is created by Shishiai-Togidashi (Burnished - raised) Maki-e technique. The pen cap features the image of an Aurora using Togidashi (Burnished) Maki-e technique. On the top of cap, the image of the Plough, which is a group of seven prominent stars of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear, is decorated by using Hira (Flat) Maki-e technique.
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99 pens have been produced on a pen body of the Emperor Vest type
Technique : Shishiai-Togidashi Maki-e, togidashi, taka maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Gold nib 18 cts
Full size : 172 mm