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Sky blue Ama-iro has quickly become one of the most popular of Nakaya's solid color Urushi finishes, and the tapered lines of the new Deskpen in Ama-iro provide an appropriate canvas for this pleasing hue. As with all Nakaya ebonite pens, this Deskpen has been hand-crafted from natural hard rubber and then finished with Urushi lacquer in the Wajima region on the west coast of Japan - production of this first order required eight months. Our price $650, $700 with the rhodium-plated nib seen here.
An exceptional Maki-e pen from artist Wataru Kurotobi, the new Sailor King of Pen Asa-tsuyu Limited Edition is being made available in just 33 numbered pieces worldwide. Raden and silver powder are used along with multiple layers of natural Urushi lacquer to create the warm pastel colors and textured surface of this hand-crafted ebonite writing instrument.
We have secured a very limited number of these pens, part of Sailor's exclusive Bespoke collection, for our customers. With 21k solid gold rhodium-plated King of Pen nib in Medium or Broad, our price is $3900. With 21k solid gold rhodium-plated King of Pen nib in Naginata-Togi Medium-Fine, Naginata-Togi Medium, or Naginata-Togi Broad, our price is $4000.
Taccia Tanto Limited Edition Hirame-Ji
Produced in just 30 numbered pieces each worldwide, the new Taccia Tanto Limited Edition Hirame-Ji fountain pens combine ebonite hard rubber, Urushi lacquer, and Maki-e technique to create memorably distinctive writing instruments which emulate the appearance of the traditional Japanese samurai sword. Available in both the Water version seen here and also in red-brown Wood, each pen is provided with a special 14k solid gold two-tone nib in Fine, Medium, or Broad manufactured by the Sailor Pen Company. The pen ships in an ornate presentation box which includes a kimono and converter. Retail $1495,our price $1196.
Nakaya Dorsal Fin Pens - Limited Availability
Since being introduced, Nakaya's Dorsal Fin pens in both the Version 1 with cap fin only and Version 2 with both cap and barrel fins have become hugely popular with pen aficionados. Unable to keep up with the demand for these unique writing instruments, Nakaya is no longer accepting new orders, restricting us to Dorsal Fins already in stock or on back order, and with no sure indication as to when or if production will resume. So if you've been mulling over the acquisition of a Dorsal Fin, this is the time to act - prices start at $800 for the Dorsal Fin Version 1 and $1220 for the Dorsal Fin Version 2...
New! Eboya Kyouka Ebonite Pens
Hand-crafted from ebonite hard rubber and inspired by a classic design from the golden age of fountain pens, the Eboya Kyouka is made available in Large, Medium, and Small sizes and in four different colors: Kougetsu Yellow, Kumpuu Green (not yet in stock), Shinkai Blue, and Tanshin Red. Each pen comes equipped with a 14k solid gold Bock nib in your choice of Fine, Medium-Fine, Medium, or Broad. The Small Kyouka is $399, the Medium $419, and the Large $499. We have limited stock on hand - each Eboya pen requires six months or more to be produced...
Sale! Platinum Century Nice Pur Limited Edition
For a limited time only, Platinum is offering special sale pricing on the 3776 Century Nice Pur Limited Edition fountain pen.
Available in just 2000 numbered pieces worldwide, this stylish demonstrator pen is provided with your choice of solid gold 14k rhodium-plated nib in Fine, Fine-Medium, Medium, or Broad. Already a value at the suggested retail price of $250, with our usual sale price $199, Platinum is authorizing us to make these pens available for a short period of time at the special sale price of just $159.
Pelikan Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite
Arriving this week is a pen that will surely be one of the most talked about of 2015 - the new Souverän M805 Stresemann Anthracite. Combining the style and reliability of the M800 piston-filler series with sleek modern styling in homage to a noted political leader of Germany's Weimar period, the M805 Stresemann will be made available with 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nibs in your choice of Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, or Broad. Retail price for this pen is $800, with our sale price $640.
Classic Fountain Pens
Sailor Pro Gear Realo
Red and Black Limited Edition
Classic Fountain Pens welcomes 2015 and our 20th year in business with a pen inspired by the classics - a limited edition Sailor Pro Gear Realo in Red and Black in just 88 numbered pieces worldwide. Available exclusively from us, this marks the first time that the piston-filling Realo has been produced in this color combination.
The Red and Black is provided with your choice of solid gold 21k nib in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium-Fine, Medium, Broad, Music or Zoom, and can also be furnished with Sailor Specialty Nibs at an added premium. Retail $650, our price $495 each for a limited time only.
Sailor 1911 Realo Black Silver
For many years, customers have been asking if Sailor's popular Realo series of piston-fillers could be made available in rhodium trim. With the release of the new 1911 Realo Black Silver, arriving this spring, that wish is being fulfilled. Provided standard with the full range of Sailor 21k sold gold rhodium-plated nibs, and also available with a limited number of rhodium-plated Sailor Specialty Nibs, this pen can now be pre-ordered - you will not be charged until your pen arrives here and then ships on to you. Retail $410, our price $328
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before shipping. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.
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