From the One, comes Two, and from the Two, all myriad of living and non-living things between Heaven & Earth arise…this is the age-old Chinese doctrine of “Yin and Yang”. The wise of the old divided the sky into 28 constellations distributed over the four main cardinal points, with each point accommodating seven stars in the shape of an animal. The leader and wises of each grouping was chosen, with the Dragon (Wood) assigned to the East and the Tiger (Metal) to the West. The Phoenix (Fire) took the South and Xuan-Wu (Snake-tortoise-like creature), North (Water). The wisest of all, in a class of “supernatural/spiritual” creatures, bearer of good omen and tidings, representing total compassion, peace and all things good, would naturally take centre stage for perfect balance and harmony. Thus was the position assigned to KIRIN (Earth), described as having the head of a dragon, snout of a pig, horns of a deer, back of a tiger, waist of a bear, hoofs of a horse, tail of a lion and body covered with scales, exuding an aura of mysticism with the power to ward off evil.
This KIRIN fountain pen is hand crafted individually by the best craftsman. Its differential piston-filled ink system with solid 925 sterling silver components and finely engraved 24-carat gold overlay underline the sophistication. This magnificent writing instrument is exclusively limited to only 888 pieces worldwide and each pen is individually endorsed. The KIRIN-Pelikan Asia Limited Edition, respectfully a one-time event, a treasure to behold.
About Pelikan Pen
Pelikan is a global brand and was founded in Hanover in 1832. It is a German but Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of premium fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipments. Pelikan is also credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method.
Pelikan “true” history began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
The modern-day range includes a popular Souverän (meaning Sovereign) line which consists of the very small M300, small M400, medium M600, large M800 and oversized M1000. A new range of large, modern pens have recently been released called ‘Toledo’, are manufactured in two sizes in Toledo in Spain. The M700 Toledo is the same size as the (new-style) M400 and the M900 is the same size as the M800.
Pelikan Demonstrator Fountain Pens are also a magnet to many users because it was actually being made for salesman to demonstrate the mechanism of the a fountain pen and were meant for a proof set. As a result, Pelikan Demonstrator Pens are one of the most collectible pens sought after by collectors worldwide. For pen users, Pelikan Demonstrator Pen has gain much attention these days with the choice of interesting ink colours which a user can see the colour of the ink within the ink chamber and at the same time knows how much ink is left after use.
Pelikan is also credited for making Pelikan Special Edition Pens and Pelikan Limited Edition Pens since 1993. The first was the Blue Ocean, a transparent ‘demonstrator’ version of the M800 fountain pen.
The tradition of producing several Limited Editions showing German craftsmanship was also complemented by Pelikan Special Editions which are not produced in limited number, but for a limited time.