Sailor Susutake 2017-8
Sailor produces just a handful of Susutake pens each year - this is number eight of the ten we are expected to receive in 2017. We can make this pen available with any Sailor 21k solid gold nib.
Each Susutake pen qualifies for our complimentary nib tuning services, which help ensure that your pen will be a terrific everyday writer from the moment you receive it. Sailor 21k nibs also serve as highly suitable starting points for many of our unique nib customizations, which add character and distinctiveness to your writing on the page, and can also serve to make these pens an excellent tool for amateur and professional calligraphers.
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The literal translation of Susutake is "smoked bamboo." Each of these pens is unique and handmade. The bamboo is obtained from the ancient roofs of traditional Japanese thatched-roof style houses. Due to the scarcity of this material and the craft involved in working with it, production of each individual pen can take up to two years.
The coloring comes from continuous exposure to the "ironi," a Japanese sunken fireplace. Different color tones are created depending on the location of the timbers and the amount of smoke they were exposed to. This material, exceeding 150 years in age, is becoming increasingly rare in a Japan that is rapidly urbanizing.
While their appearance is unique, these are also highly practical fountain pens - they can be filled with bottled ink using the provided converter, and can also use Sailor brand ink cartridges.
A fabric kimono clasped with a spear of bamboo protects each pen. A softwood presentation box, larger than the standard Sailor wood box, is covered by an outer paper box, giving full protection to this one-of-a-kind pen.
Measurements & Specifications
|Ink Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Cartridge Capacity||0.9 ml|
|Converter Capacity||0.5 ml|
|Pen Weight||36 g|