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Sailor King Cobra II
Limited Edition Fountain Pen

Limited edition pens are often made available with special nibs, but in this case, it is a special nib that has inspired a limited edition pen. Available in just 28 numbered pieces worldwide, Sailor's King Cobra II Limited Edition fountain pen pays homage both to this king of the reptile kingdom and also to the legendary King Cobra nibs originated by recently-retired nib master Nobuyori Nagahara.

Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen

The unique artwork is by Maki-e artist Koushu Nishihara, who also created Sailor's celebrated Creatures of the Deep series. Paired with a double-tined King Cobra nib hand-crafted by Nobuyori's son, nib master Yukio Nagahara, this a very special pen in both form and function. Nishihara utilizes resin, egg shell, lacquer, and abalone to bring the King Cobra to life.

Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
At almost 6" capped and with a weight of 39 grams, this is a pen to be reckoned with, and yet one which will fit comfortably in the hand for most users. It is a balanced pen when the cap is removed, as this is where most of the weight resides. The nib size used is the same as that of the Sailor Pro Gear and 1911 Full Size series pens.
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Note the detail on the cap, below right. Pieces of egg shell are placed by hand to lend texture and depth to the black resin background. Inlaid abalone creates a heart pattern. Below this image is a close-up of the artist's signature in kanji, along with the limited edition number. Also note the breathtaking portrayal of the King Cobra, below left. With eyes made of abalone to create a ruthless stare, and colorful lacquer portraying the cobra in attack mode, this is a particularly imaginative use of Maki-e technique.
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
The Cobra nib delivers ink to paper in a way unlike any other nib. The triangular footprint of the tipping, in the hands of an experienced writer, is amazingly expressive. The mark ranges from precise and fine to broad and juicy, resembling a brush as much as a pen. The nib itself qualifies as functional sculpture in its own right - Nagahara nibs such as the King Cobra and King Eagle are like nothing else being made today. Take a look at the close up shot below right to see how the nib resembles the head of a cobra ready to attack.
Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen

Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen

 

 

Each King Cobra II Limited Edition fountain pen is made provided by Sailor with a 21k King Cobra nib personally hand-crafted by nib master Yukio Nagahara.

Our Price: $4270

We have managed to secure a very small number of pens for our customers--once they are sold out, there will be no more.

 

 

Sailor King Cobra II  Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Each King Cobra II Limited Edition Fountain Pen is elegantly packaged in a unique wooden presentation box decorated in kanji script and lined with plush blue velvet.
 
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.
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