Sailor King of Pens Naginata Cross Nib Fountain Pen
Sailor King of Pens Naginata Cross Nib fountain pen comes with gold trimmings and has a unique nib which is hand crafted by Sailor’s skilled specialist. The special pen nib called the “Naginata Cross Point” is created by specially crafting two pen nibs together on top of one another. The special tipping material is then applied and uniquely slit into a Cross as the tip. The tip is then meticulously shaped and polished to perfection creating the masterpiece of smooth writing style with good ink flow and a feel like ‘writing with a brush pen itself’. The nib allows a variety of writing strokes at all different writing angles. It is suitable for broad strokes and even when reversed it writes fine.
Ebonite is a special naturally produced resin material requiring particular production processes. It is very warm to the touch and it’s rich elasticity and unique texture carry a distinctive odour. One unique feature of the material is the slow progressive colour change from jet-black into a deep black-brown colour over time.
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.