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This very special Limited Edition Maki-e fountain pen commemorates the Battle of Ganryu-jima, a 16th century clash between two great rivals. Miyamoto Musashi is one of the most famous Samurai and possibly the greatest swordsmen ever to have lived. His exploits have become legendary. This battle against his rival Kojiro is notable for his use of a wooden oar he fashioned into a sword against the long sword of his enemy, who specialized in a technique known as Tsubame-gaeshi, where an intentional feint was used to bring the sword to the ground in front of the opponent to then reverse the motion and attack from below. Musashi was able to combine his wooden oar with extreme fighting energy to undo his enemy and claim a great victory. The pen is made from ebonite and has a 21K gold nib with bicolor plating. The cap and barrel are decorated with maki-e (Japanese lacquer art) depicting the Battle of Ganryu-jima.