Monsoon clouds gather on the horizon and storms build in strength as the rainy season drapes its watery veil over Southeast Asia. In this exotic land, one animal is exalted and held in sacred consideration above all others. The King Cobra with its menacing stare and venomous bite inspires fascination and respect among those who work the flooded fields. Namiki is proud to celebrate 2001, the Year of the Snake with a dramatic presentation of art...The King Cobra Limited Edition fountain pen. Throughout the world, people are enthralled by creatures that terrify. One of the most awesome and deadly snakes known to man is the King Cobra. Growing to lengths of eighteen feet, the King Cobra is the largest of a species native to Asia and India. When attacking, half-inch fangs inject a toxic venom cocktail that reeks havoc with its victim's nervous system. One drop can immobilize and kill in a matter of minutes.
When threatened, scared or excited, the King Cobra will spread the ribs in its neck to display a fearsome looking hood. The snake stands tall and ready to strike in this intimidating posture, but ever cautious, the King Cobra attacks only in self-defense, to guard its young or in pursuit of prey. Even with its aggressive reputation and lethal defense, the King Cobra is revered and perceived as godlike by some societies. They are intelligent animals praised in eastern cultures for their power, fertility and parental prowess. For 2001, Namiki has produced a stunning King Cobra Limited Edition fountain pen in honor of the year of the snake.
Created and signed by the hand of a master Maki-e artist, only 700 pieces of The King Cobra Limited Edition have been produced. While it is unquestionably a work of art, this fountain pen is designed for daily use. A precision 18 karat gold nib and superior ink delivery system ensure an exceptional writing experience. Like the serpent upon which it's modeled, The King Cobra Limited Edition fountain pen from Namiki is a work to be admired and cherished.
And with the end of the monsoons, a rich green hue returns to the fields as an ancient, eternal cycle begins again for the King Cobra.