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Caran d'Ache Year of the Snake Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)
The Year of the Snake Limited Edition fountain pen by Caran d'Ache is the sign of success for the year 2013.

The Snake, symbol of knowledge, sinuously wraps itself around the pen's cap and body; its curves, emphasized by the the deepness of the black lacquer, shine with subtle flashes of light.

The Chinese lacquering is a masterpiece of craftsmanship: the body of the pen is given several coats, first gold then black. The result is a truly dramatic contrast as the golden snake seems to crawl out of an infinity of intense black.
The Geneva company is one of the very few Western manufacturers to master this ancient technique. Chinese lacquer is a natural product, derived from the resin of the "Rhus Vernicifera", that creates delicate reflections and incredibly deep colours.
Chinese Lacquer is applied by hand in a succession of layers then polished many times in an exclusive process that combines traditional Chinese methods and modern technology. The mystery surrounding the colour of Chinese lacquer is even greater.

The pen has been produced in a total of 888 individually numbered pieces since 8 is considered a lucky number in China.

The fountain-pen nib, made of 18 ct gold, is available in several nib widths. The pen fills via cartridge or converter. The pen has an ergonomic metal writing grip.

Caran d扐che, founded in 1924 by Arnold Schweitzer, was a product of Switzerland抯 long history of watchmaking and jewellery manufacture. Today, it is the epitome of superior quality and recognized expertise.
Each product is created by hand in the Geneva workshops and brings together the traditional expertise of master craftsmen and the performance of computer-assisted machine tools.

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