Sailor King of Pens IRO-MIYABI Fountain Pen - Chitose-Midori
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Sailor King of Pens IRO-MIYABI Fountain Pen - Chitose-Midori

The King of Pens (KOP) is introduced as the top of the range, developed as the symbol of Sailor’s technology, quality and writing perfection gained with the experience of over 100 years. Special attention has been given to the oversized 21K solid gold nib (the life and soul of the fountain pen), which provides top writing quality. 

Chitose-Midori - Is a symbolic color representing "Permanency" and "Perennial youth and long life".

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  • B

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€1,833.33 Tax excluded

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The King of Pens (KOP) is introduced as the top of the range, developed as the symbol of Sailor’s technology, quality and writing perfection gained with the experience of over 100 years. Special attention has been given to the oversized 21K solid gold nib (the life and soul of the fountain pen), which provides top writing quality. 

Sailor King of Pens Iro-Miyabi combines the traditional Japanese Iro (color) with the elegant and beautiful Miyabi (grace) with colored lacquer.

Chitose-Midori Is a symbolic color representing "Permanency" and "Perennial youth and long life".

Traditional lacquer art

The lacquering was developed in the Nara and Heian era as a symbol of wealth among the aristocracy and as a symbol of gods and Buddha.

Kaga-nuri

"Kaga-nuri" (also called "Yamanaka-nuri") is a traditional craft which originated in Kaga city, Ishikawa. In the Edo era, Kaga-nuri was used for tableware or furniture on which beautiful Urushi and Maki-e designs were applied.

Lacquering technique "Ishime-nuri"

This traditional technique enables the surface of the lacquer to be roughened to represent the appearance of stones. It takes months for the lacquer to dry. It is then repeatedly coated with other different kind of lacquer to create a masterpiece made with much care.

All the nibs of the King of Pens are made of 21 carat gold, which gives them a very smooth feel on paper. The 21 carat gold, but also the polishing of the tip of the nib in iridium which protects the gold, make this large nib an exceptional piece in the world of gold nibs. In this size of large gold nibs for large pens, the fine size and sizes below do not exist: the length of the nib would make a FINE (or even extra-fine) nib too fragile.

In general, Japanese nib sizes are always narrower than European standards.

Here is a comparison that will help you choose the size of the nib

Nib: M or B – 21K Gold

Length: 153.5mm

Diameter: 20mm

Materials: Ebonite coated with lacquer

Filling system: Converter (included) & Cartridge 

Sailor
10-1584-460
From
Japan
refillable
YES
Refill type
Sailor
Collection
KOP The King of Pens
Sailor

In 1911 Mr. Sakata and his brother founded the “Sakata-Manufactory” to produce solid gold nibs.

In 1917 the factory relocated to the next town Hamadacho and the Company changed the name to “Sailor Pen Sakata-Manufactory Co., Ltd.” The Company started manufacturing fountain pens here in volumes.

The Company reached a turning point on 27th May 1926 when Imperial Prince Hirohito (Prince Regent, later Emperor Showa) visited the factory to encourage the industry. This was a great honour for a small company with 300 employees established only 15 years previously.

Taking this opportunity, The SAILOR Pen Company aquired significant credibility and notoriety nationwide.

Mastering the art of functional beauty to create an instrument that stimulates one’s senses

There are many who choose a SAILOR Pen over the countless other brands of writing instruments available. Determined to meet our customers’ needs, we continue to push our craftsmanship to the limits.

Our goal is to make our customers happy

To do so, we come up with imaginative and playful ideas, propelling us to pursue even more functionality. Staying true to the origins of the name SAILOR, we join forces as sailors do to take on the open sea. No matter how hard the road may be, we shall sail forward to "do what nobody has done before".

That is our craftsmanship

 “Be a pioneer of the culture of handwriting, while continuing to be uncompromising with your writing.”

This is the commitment we have always lived by and it reaches deep into the techniques we employ, and every minute detail that brings out the true beauty of a SAILOR Fountain Pen.

To take your breath away, our breaths must also be taken. We believe that anyone that holds a SAILOR Fountain Pen will see the beauty within its functionality, and find joy in expressing themselves with our product. Fill your heart with the music of the pen moving across the paper and let your creativity run free.

Discover a renewed sense in writing

After 100 years of creating instruments that stimulate your senses, our passion for craftsmanship and the thrill of new challenges continues to grow.

Believing that we have the power to advance boldly is the only way to carve our path into the future.