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
Materials: Ebonite coated with Urushi lacquer
Filling system: Converter (included) & Cartridge