Dating back to 3000 BC, the Chinese Dragon is the ultimate symbol for good fortune. The Year of the Dragon takes place every 12 years. According to the Chinese calendar, 2012 is a strong Water year. Since the color of Water in the Chinese Astrology Five Elements System (Metal, Water, Wood, Fire and Earth) is related to Black, 2012 is a Black Dragon, Water Dragon or more precisely a Black Water Dragon year. The Black Water Dragon incorporates multiple levels of Guilloché engraving and a combination of translucent and opaque Hard Enamel. The entire body of each pen is first cut down to the level of the background, leaving the ancient Chinese symbol for water in either a mid or high relief. Translucent and Opaque Hard Enamels are repeatedly kiln-fired and filed by hand, resulting in the beautiful and enduring finish of true Hard Enamel.
The Black Water Dragon is David Oscarson’s 18th limited edition, but his first overlay pen. The golden dragon overlay is rendered in great detail, with a ruby for an eye and a pearl in his open mouth. The dragon wraps around the clipless cap, dominating it and capturing your full attention. The Black Water Dragon is limited to 88 pieces in translucent ruby red or opaque onyx black hard enamel. The cartridge / converter-filled fountain pen comes with an 18-karat gold nib priced at $5,600 while the rollerball is $5,400.
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