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Sailor Limited Edition Thunder God And Dragon Fountain Pen
The Sailor Limited Edition Thunder God And Dragon Fountain Pen is an extremely rare fountain pen from Sailor, symbolizing the mythical Japanese 'Thunder God meets Dragon' in the traditional Japanese art of Kaga 加贺 Taka Maki-e.
'Raijin' or Vajrapani' the Thunder God (wielder of the Thunderbolt) has been worshiped by the faithful as a nature god (protecting against evil) since before the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. The ferocious Thunder God has a demons head with horns and claw like feet and hands. He is encircled by drums and he has a hammer to beat them.
In this Sailor Limited Edition Thunder God And Dragon Fountain Pen, the Thunder God is paired with the Dragon. The Dragon has been chosen as this popular spiritual creature is known to control clouds and rain as a Guardina of Water, and also in a symbol for good luck.
Very rare, 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 25 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.