Sakura Nagare translates in Japanese to "flowing cherry blossom", and Sailor's new King of Pen Sakura Nagare fountain pen uses abalone and gold powder to depict cherry blossom leaves flowing along a river. Set against a black backdrop, this oversized fountain pen tells a simple story with elegant detail.
Maki-e is a highly respected traditional Japanese hand-applied decoration process with more than 1200 years of history. It is regarded as the top of the Japanese decorative crafts on many different materials. Precious materials such as Gold, Silver, Enamel, Abalone shell (mother of pearl) etc. are combined and applied by hand by specialized accredited artists with traditional Urushi lacquers to represent a variety of traditional Japanese art and culture.
These very traditional techniques can only be applied by truly experienced Japanese craftsman who have historical family skills in such traditional art form, a true heritage in craftsmanship.
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: Resin with Maki-e decoration
Filling system: Converter (included) & Cartridge