Sailor Specialty Nibs

 These unique and very scarce Sailor specialty nibs are inspired by the art of Japanese brush painting and are part of Sailor's exclusive Bespoke collection. We have just a few of these remarkable handcrafted nibs in stock and available for immediate order. No other pen company makes anything like these innovative nibs.

Please note that due to high demand, Sailor has suspended new orders for all specialty nibs. We have a very small number of existing Sailor specialty nibs still in stock, after which no more will be available. See individual pen models for specialty nib choices still available on that pen. If you have considered purchasing a pen with a Sailor specialty nib, we strongly recommend you place your order now.

1911 Full-Size, Pro Gear, and Susutake

  Name of Nib (writing sample) Description of Nib
Naginata Togi Naginata Togi 
Provides variable line width depending on the angle of the pen to the paper - the lower the angle, the broader the line. Available in Medium, Medium-Fine, and Broad* Also available in rhodium plating. A Zoom nib customized to Architect's Point can provide a very similar writing experience.
Naginata Concord Naginata Concord
Fine writing strokes in normal position and bold calligraphic strokes with use in upside-down position. The writing angle off of the paper changes the line width. Also available in rhodium plating.
Naginata Fude de Mannen
Bold calligraphic strokes in normal use depending upon writing angle off of the paper and finer strokes with use in the upside-down position. Not currently available.
Naginata Sai-bi Togi Naginata Sai-bi Togi
This Super Extra Fine nib is currently available only on Rhodium Trim pens. If you would like any other pen to have a nib comparable to this in tipping size, please request a custom regrind to Super Extra Fine when ordering.
Naginata Togi Emperor Naginata Togi Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir. Available in Medium, Medium-Fine, and Broad. Also available in rhodium plating. Not currently available.
Naginata Concord Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. See Concord nib above. Also available in rhodium plating. Not currently available.
Naginata Cross Concord
Double layered nib with unique cross point design on the tipping provides broad calligraphic stroke in the upside-down position. This is a juicy nib.
Naginata Cross Point Naginata Cross Point
Double layered nib with unique Cross point design on the tipping provides a very juicy broad horizontal stroke and a fine tip in the upside-down position.
Naginata Cross Music
Double layered nib with unique cross point on the tipping. This point is even broader than the Cross Point above. See the range of marks available to the left.This is the "architect's nib" with a very narrow down-stroke and an extra-broad cross-stroke. Not currently available.
Naginata Cross Concord Emperor Naginata Cross Concord Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. See Cross Concord above. Not currently available.
Naginata Cross Emperor Naginata Cross Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. See Cross nib above. Not currently available.
Naginata Cross Music Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. See Cross Music above. This is the "architect's nib" with a very narrow down-stroke and an extra-broad cross-stroke. Not currently available.
Nagahara King Eagle 
The joining of three nibs on top of one another, slit to produce the double Cross creates the ultimate in flexible writing, making broad, medium, and fine writing. Not currently available.
Nagahara King Eagle Emperor Nagahara King Eagle Emperor
Addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. Not currently available.
Nagahara King Cobra
This nib writes in a variety of extremely broad strokes (up to 6B) and is only suited to longer pen barrels. It lays down a variety of very wet marks. Note that the extra tines are on the underside of this nib, unlike the rest of the cross and Eagle nibs. Not currently available.
Nagahara King Cobra Emperor Nagahara King Cobra Emperor
The addition of the solid gold Emperor tab over the top of the nib provides additional ink reservoir for constant smooth writing and ink flow. See the King Cobra above. Not currently available.

The nibs listed above are available in most 1911 Full Size, Pro Gear, and Susutake series pens.

 

King of Pen Name of Nib (writing sample) Description of Nib
Naginata Togi  Naginata Togi 
Provides variable line width depending on the angle of the pen to the paper - the lower the angle, the broader the line. Available in Medium-Fine, Medium, and Broad*.
Nagahara Cross Point

Nagahara Cross Point
Double layered nib with unique Cross point design on the tipping provides a very juicy broad horizontal stroke and a fine tip in the upside-down position.

Nagahara King Eagle nib Nagahara King Eagle
The joining of three nibs on top of one another, slit to produce the double Cross creates the ultimate in flexible writing, making broad, medium, and fine writing. This is a very juicy nib. Not currently available.

The nibs listed above are available in most King of Pen series pens.

1911 Mid-Size and Sapporo Series

  Name of Nib (writing sample) Description of Nib

Naginata Togi

Naginata Togi 
Provides variable line width depending on the angle of the pen to the paper - the lower the angle, the broader the line. Available in Medium-Fine, Medium, and Broad.
Naginata Sai-bi Togi Naginata Sai-bi Togi
This Super Extra Fine nib is currently available only on the Pro Gear Slim Pearl Red. If you would like any other pen to have a nib comparable to this in tipping size, please request a custom regrind to Super Extra Fine when ordering.

Naginata-Togi Samples and Measurements
 

Because these are hand-crafted nibs, there is some variability in both the size and shape of the tipping points. Below are representative measurements for Naginata-Togi nibs in Medium-Fine, Medium, and Broad that can be useful for reference purposes:

Naginata-Togi Medium-Fine Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)
.4mm .6mm
Sailor Stock Medium-Fine Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)
.36mm .36mm
Naginata-Togi Medium Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)​
.55mm .65mm
Sailor Stock Medium Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)
.50mm .50mm
Naginata-Togi Broad Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)​
.6mm .8mm
Sailor Stock Broad Widest Down-stroke Widest Cross-Stroke (at lowest angle)​
.60mm .60mm

For a comparison of tipping sizes of all the different manufacturers we carry click here.