Sailor Limited Edition Giant Panda Makie Fountain Pen
Available In Best Pen Shop Singapore
Sailor focuses on the natural world and our fragile relationship with it in continuing its ‘Endangered Species’ series of Maki-e pens. The first three pens in the series depicted avian life. With the Sailor Limited Edition Giant Panda Maki-e Fountain Pen, the series turns its attention to endangered mammals and one of the most beloved of all land animals. Only 88 of these hand-painted Maki-e pens will be produced worldwide.
The artist is Koushu Nishihara, who also created Sailor’s popular ‘Creatures of the Deep’ series. Master artisan Nishihara-san uses his skillful hand to express the simple black and white beauty of the Giant Panda using kaga maki-e technique on a classic Sailor 1911 fountain pen with 21K gold nib. The Giant Panda was painted using simple lines and curves to reflect the sleek beauty of black and white. Two panda cubs on the cap follow their protective mother in a forest of bamboo.
Each pen is signed by the artist and comes in a traditional Japanese box with a bottle of ink, documentation and information on the effort to protect the Giant Panda population. Show your support of wildlife preservation with the Giant Panda Maki-e Fountain Pen!
View this fountain pen only in Best Pen Shop In Singapore, Elephant & Coral at Mandarin Gallery Singapore, Orchard Road
About Sailor Pen Japan
Sailor Pen Japan was founded in 1911by Kyugoro Sakata, an engineer from the historic naval port of Hiroshima in Japan, who was introduced to a Fountain Pen brought from England by a sailor friend. He was determined to produce a finely crafted Japanese writing instrument with the highest specification and writing experience.
The company was named Sailor Pen with the aspiration of expanding this home grown name, Sailor Pen, internationally like the voyages of a Sailor.
Sailor Pen became the first company to produce Fountain Pens for domestic Japanese market and it is credited to be one of the oldest established pen companies in Japan. Sailor Pen has continued to maintain its heritage of quality and technical excellence over more than a 100 years since then.
Today, Sailor Pens are remembered by any avid fountain pen users as the gold standard in Japanese fountain pen nib making from its late nib artisan, Nagahara Nobuyoshi 長原宣義. Many nib designs by Sailor Pen are hotly sought after by collectors for its extraordinary writing ability like the Sailor Concorde nib which allows one to write in both fine nib and brush strokes font style on just one fountain pen nib by turning it upside down.
Sailor Pen is also well known for making Japanese makie fountain pens which are usually made by master Japanese artisans in Kaga 加賀 makie style. Notable Sailor Limited Edition fountain pens made to commemorate its 100th Anniversary in Arita, Sailor Limited Edition Noto Nogoro Fountain pens and Nagahara Nobuyoshi’s Retirement Pens are just some of the many popular fountain pens made by the Japanese pen manufacturer based in Hiroshima.