Year of the Rat Chinese Zodiac Special Edition
The Chinese Zodiac or Sheng Xiao is based on a twelve-year cycle, which is the time it takes Jupiter to travel around the sun. During the Han Dynasty (202 BC to 220 AD), each Chinese Zodiac year was paired to an animal that represent the qualities of the people born under that sign.
The Chinese Zodiac has played an important role in Chinese culture for over two millennia. Its animal symbols have been used in stories and folklore and are a window into your personality and a foreteller of prospects in love, luck, relationships, and success. Year of the Rat, in translucent blue lacquer laid over a solid barrel of brass celebrates birth years: 2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936, and 1924. With this special-edition Sauvage pen, we celebrate those born under this auspicious sign and their character traits of imagination, intelligence, quick wit, and charm. Elaborate original artwork is etched into the translucent blue finish and filled with 23KT gold-plated inlays.