Sailor King of Pens Asa-tsuyu Urushi Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen
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Sailor King of Pens Asa-tsuyu Urushi Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen

LIMITED EDITION: ONLY 33 PIECES

The Sailor King of Pens Asa-tsuyu Maki-e Limited Edition fountain pen depicts the delicate moment when daylight breaks and the sun reflects off of the morning dew.

The King of PenS is handcrafted from ebonite and then finished with up to twelve coats of rich Urushi ivory lacquer. Here black Urushi is applied as the base, and then blue abalone (raden) pieces are embedded. The artist Wataru Kurotobi then finishes the pen with blue, green, and white Urushi to create a color gradation using the Hakeme-nuri technique, which mimics daybreak cascading on dew-covered plants.

After a final grinding and polishing, silver powder is used to make drops of dew. Texturally you can feel the blades of grass and drops of dew against the smooth Urushi, mimicking the dimensional aspects of the natural world. 

Artist Wataru Kurotobi finishes each Asa Tsuyu pen with his signature in kanji and the limited edition number.

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LIMITED EDITION: ONLY 33 PIECES

The Sailor King of Pens Asa-tsuyu Maki-e Limited Edition fountain pen depicts the delicate moment when daylight breaks and the sun reflects off of the morning dew.

The King of PenS is handcrafted from ebonite and then finished with up to twelve coats of rich Urushi ivory lacquer. Here black Urushi is applied as the base, and then blue abalone (raden) pieces are embedded. The artist Wataru Kurotobi then finishes the pen with blue, green, and white Urushi to create a color gradation using the Hakeme-nuri technique, which mimics daybreak cascading on dew-covered plants.

After a final grinding and polishing, silver powder is used to make drops of dew. Texturally you can feel the blades of grass and drops of dew against the smooth Urushi, mimicking the dimensional aspects of the natural world. 

Artist Wataru Kurotobi finishes each Asa Tsuyu pen with his signature in kanji and the limited edition number.

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. 

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: 21K Gold

Length: 153.5mm

Diameter: 20mm

Materials: Ebonite coated with Urushi lacquer

Filling system: Converter (included) & Cartridge 

Sailor
10-8323-620
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.