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Sailor Limited Edition Double Dragon Fountain Pen
Sailor Limited Edition Double Dragon Fountain Pen is very specially customised masterpiece and is hand crafted onto the 'King of Pens' in polished ebonite.
Sailor has a long history in making high quality fountain pens, and it is most suitable material for depicting special Dragon soaring in the sky in the traditional Japanese art of Maki-e. In this case the decoration is in Kaga Maki-e. The dragon is one of the Japanese spiritual creatures called the 'Four Guardians'. The other three being the Tortoise, the Unicorn (Kirin) and the Phoenix. The Dragon is worshiped as the Guardian of Water who controls clouds and rain. It freely moves in sky, water and land.
A Dragon flying into the sky is called the 'Ascending Dragon' which is also known as a symbol for good luck. It's companion - the Dragon flying back to the land from the sky is called the 'Descending Dragon', An 'Ascending Dragon is 'The Black Dragon' and is less than 100 years old, and a Descending Dragon (also known as 'Blue Dragon' living in the sky) is 300 years old.
For this very special pen, we have fitted the unique Nagahara 'King Eagle' nib. This nib, hand crafted by Sailor's nib master Nobuyoshi Nagahara, provides broad and strong strokes, as if to trace the Dragon's soaring route into the sky.
Only meticulous handwork by Japanese traditional craftsmanship can produce this unique writing instrument.
Sailor has appointed the Kaga 加贺 Maki-e artist Kousen Oshita for Maki-e art on this special pen. Mr Oshita has been working with Maki-e designs on Sailor's fountain pens over 30 years. His Maki-e technique is passed down by many generations of Oshita family artists since Meiji period of Japan.
The Sailor Limited Edition Double Dragon Fountain Pen is therefore a unity of traditional handicraft of Maki-e by Mr Oshita, the legendary nib skills of Mr Nagahara Nobuyoshi 长原宣义 on the nibs and Sailor's 95 year history of quality fountain pen making.
Very rare fountain pen, very special in its work, especially it is made by the legendary nib master Nagahara Nobuyoshi 長原宣義 and it remains as one of the rarest Sailor Fountain Pen ever made with his iconic Nagahara nib which are credited for being able to make a user pulsate when using the nib. Only 28 pieces are known to be made and each is fitted with a Nagahara King Eagle 21kt Gold nib (no more in existence after his death in 2013) and presented in a beautiful lacquer box unseen in any Sailor pen presentation
About Sailor Pen Japan
Sailor Pen Japan was founded in 1911by Kyugoro Sakata, an engineer from the historic naval port of Hiroshima in Japan, who was introduced to a Fountain Pen brought from England by a sailor friend. He was determined to produce a finely crafted Japanese writing instrument with the highest specification and writing experience.
The company was named Sailor Pen with the aspiration of expanding this home grown name, Sailor Pen, internationally like the voyages of a Sailor.
Sailor Pen became the first company to produce Fountain Pens for domestic Japanese market and it is credited to be one of the oldest established pen companies in Japan. Sailor Pen has continued to maintain its heritage of quality and technical excellence over more than a 100 years since then.
Today, Sailor Pens are remembered by any avid fountain pen users as the gold standard in Japanese fountain pen nib making from its late nib artisan, Nagahara Nobuyoshi 長原宣義. Many nib designs by Sailor Pen are hotly sought after by collectors for its extraordinary writing ability like the Sailor Concorde nib which allows one to write in both fine nib and brush strokes font style on just one fountain pen nib by turning it upside down.
Sailor Pen is also well known for making Japanese makie fountain pens which are usually made by master Japanese artisans in Kaga 加賀
makie style. Notable Sailor Limited Edition fountain pens made to commemorate its 100th
Anniversary in Arita, Sailor Limited Edition Noto Nogoro Fountain pens
and Nagahara Nobuyoshi’s Retirement Pens are just some of the many popular fountain pens made by the Japanese pen manufacturer based in Hiroshima.