Sailor King of Pen Red Urushi

The Sailor King of Pen Red Urushi is handcrafted in a process that can take up to a year. Natural urushi lacquer is hand-applied to hand-turned ebonite hard rubber which itself is a natural product of the rubber gum tree. The result is a fountain pen with a distinctive feel in the hand - after using ebonite urushi pens, many pen enthusiasts never choose another resin or metal body pen again...








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No trim shows on this pen when the cap is closed. Notice the straightforward and well-proportioned gold clip.

The balance of this more than full-sized pen is excellent. The shape is simple. The Urushi exterior is recognized in Japan as a surface that improves with age. It develops a patina which, over a great deal of time, exposes the black ebonite underneath; this process is revered in Japan.

Though simple in appearance, the red Urushi surface requires great skill to execute. These pens are flawlessly made by artist Kato Seishou in the time honored tradition of Urushi resin application. The artist is well known in Japan as a master of Maki-e, having worked on the restoration of Takamijura, the emperor's throne and Michoudai, a curtained platform used by nobles in the Heian period. 
The red color is both rich and deep, a prefect balance between brightness and gravitas.

The pen is available in Medium and Broad nibs. The King of Pen comes in a simple dark wood presentation box with a bottle of Sailor black Gentle ink. The pen accepts either a standard Sailor converter or Sailor's cartridges




Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 6"
Posted Length 6.6"
Barrel Length 4.1"
Barrel Diameter 0.6"
Section Diameter 0.5"
Ink Capacity 0.9 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Threaded
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 0.9 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Postable Postable With Caution
Pen Weight 33.5 g
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