Sailor Koshu Inden Saya Sheath

Elegantly dressed in black and gold, the Sailor Saya Sheath Koshu Inden fountain pen takes a time-honored Japanese craft to new heights. Leather-covered pens have a long tradition in both Japan and the United States, and vintage pens of this kind have long been highly valued collectors' items.

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Sailor's Koshu Inden pens are being produced in very small numbers. Each pen is hand-crafted in Japan using artisanal techniques with a centuries-old history.  Koshu Inden is a much-honored Japanese leather craft in which traditional patterns are painted in Urushi lacquer on natural deer skin, giving the surface of these writing instruments a unique tactile quality. Sailor's Koshu Inden pens feature the work of Makoto Yamamoto, a much-celebrated practitioner of this craft with over forty years experience as an artist and teacher.

Koshu Inden is a much-honored Japanese leather craft where artists use Urushi lacquer to paint designs over deer skin. The treated leather that results has a pleasing natural feel. Here artist Makoto Yamamoto has used small dots that form a distinct pattern once favored by warriors and now prevalent on Japanese textiles and fabrics.

The Koshu Inden Saya Sheath is a mid-size pen that makes an excellent everyday writer. The decorative Urushi design also adds texture to the pen's surface, and thin seams on the cap and the barrel testify to the natural material being used for the surface. The contrast between the hardness of the urushi lacquer and the smooth warm feel of the leather is a pleasure in the fingertips.

The Sailor Koshu Inden is a cartridge-converter pen that can be filled using bottled fountain pen ink. It can also use Sailor brand ink cartridges.

Normally offered only in Medium-Fine, we are able to provide the Sailor Koshu Inden Saya Sheath fountain pen with your choice of 14k solid gold nib.

The Sailor Koshu Inden Saya Sheath arrives in a beautiful softwood presentation box adorned to match the design of the pen itself. If you touch the surface of the box you will feel the raised pattern, emphasizing the tactile element of the fountain pen within.


Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.3"
Posted Length 6.3"
Barrel Length 3.9"
Barrel Diameter 0.5"
Section Diameter 0.4"
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 41.2 g
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