The origins and the historical use and development of ‘Ancient Scripts’ is important to understanding the civilisations of the present day.
Following the hieroglyphic script presentation of ‘The Pharaohs’ Sailor are proud to present the latest edition in this series – “Hanzi”. These original Ancient Chinese characters originated from the very famous ‘Oracle bone script’ which is the claimed origin of the Ancient Chinese ‘Hanzi’ characters ( Kanji in Japanese). ‘Oracle bone script’ originates in the Yin Chinese dynasty dating back almost 4800 years and is the oldest recorded Ancient Chinese characters. The script was hand carved onto animal bones or turtle shells. The characters developed from a form of hieroglyphic symbols and recorded at the time the important events. They were used in ‘divinations’ by wise men of the period by boiling the bones or shells in water and interpreting the cracks that appeared. Hence the term ‘Oracle bone script’.
These original ‘Hanzi’ Chinese scripts were then later also recorded onto bronze tripods and plates to honour and praise the Gods of Heaven, ministers and aristocrats of the time. This was known as Bronze Script. It is a very well rounded script. One of the most famous Bronze scripts on a bronze tripod – ‘Mao Gong Ding’ recorded the achievements of Duke Mao.
This special Limited Edition fountain pen from Sailor is uniquely etched with the original record of ‘Hanzi’ ‘Oracle bone script’ characters from this bronze. The pen is in 925 Sterling Silver with Rhodium plated accents and the legendary Sailor ‘Naginata Togi’ nib in various nib grades. Only 388 pieces worldwide.
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