A cult favorite among Sailor fans for many years, the Ebony Wood Desk Pen is now being made available for the first time in North America. This unusual fountain pen utilizes handcrafted, fully seasoned natural ebony wood. Ebony has long been prized as an ornamental wood for its dark hues, high density (it is one of the few woods that sinks in water), and appealing woodsy fragrance. Each Ebony Wood Desk Pen has its own unique wood grain finish - no two pens are exactly alike.
At 8 3/4 inches long capped and a barrel diameter of 5/8 inches, the Desk Pen is a large but surprisingly comfortable pen in the hand - the warm wood barrel and smooth-writing Sailor nibs make for a wonderful writing experience. Because of its exceptional balance and writing comfort, Sailor has chosen this pen model specifically to demonstrate their specialty nibs. This long desk pen allows the writer to hold it far back from the point, if so desired, for a very low angle, nib to paper, increasing the variation in line width.
The pen comes standard with a 21K gold Naginata Togi nib, available in Medium-Fine, Medium, and Broad. Created by master nib designer Nobuyoshi Nagahara, the Naginata-Togi nibs provide for varying line width depending on the angle at which the pen is held to the paper. We can also make this pen available with any of Sailor's standard size nibs, as well as the full range of Sailor specialty nibs (at additional cost).
A very solid "click" can be heard when putting the cap on. This makes an almost airtight seal between the cap and barrel, which prevents early dry-out of the nib. This pen weighs a very substantial 70.6 grams, of which 33.7 is the cap.
the full range of standard Sailor 21K nibs in stock: EF, F, MF, M, B, Zoom and Music. The nib at left is the Nagahara King Eagle specialty nib.
This pen can fill from the bottle using the supplied converter, and also accepts Sailor's high-quality ink cartridges.
A softwood presentation box decorated with calligraphic script comes standard with this pen, making this a wonderful choice for gifts and special occasions.
Part of Sailor's exclusive Bespoke collection, the Ebony Wood Desk Pen is provided standard with a Naginta-Togi nib in Medium-Fine, Medium, or Broad for $750.
Sailor has yet to produce an accompanying stand for its Ebony Wood Desk Pen. Fortunately, Nakaya Desk Pen Stands work well with these pens and are available in Aka-Tamenuri, Black Urushi, Heki-tamenuri, or Kuro-tamenuri. Our price $140.00.
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.