New for February 2021, The Sailor Bespoke King of Pen Ebonite Iro-Miyabi Suou Fountain Pen is adorned with a supersized 21k gold nib with gold-plated trim and used proprietary ink cartridges or a converter for bottled ink. The Suou model gets its name from a much favored traditional and noble color of red from the Heian aristocracy.
Packaged in a beautiful paulownia box that is extremely suited for the storage of lacquer products. It is complemented by the addition of a Sanada-strap which is commonly used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Included is cleaning cloth, two black ink cartridges and a converters (installed in the body) and an instructional manual.
Available in a Red, Green, Blue and Tan, each pen is made of ebonite using a traditional Ishime-nuri lacquer technique which enables its surface to be roughened to represent the appearance of stones. This magnificent process was originally developed in the Nara and Heian era as a symbol of wealth among the aristocracy and as a symbol of gods and Buddha.After several months for the lacquer to dry, it is repeatedly coated with other different kinds of lacquer to create a masterpiece made with much care.
These are not a limited edition and will be produced continuously. However, because of the long production process involve, quantities are very limited.
Sailor 21k Nibs
Sailor's 21k nib is more flexible than a 14k or 18k nib and designed to elevate the user's writing experience and provide a stable ink supply.
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