Since 2011, Sailor has released one special edition of Cocktail Series fountain pen every year. Each pen is named after a popular drink. This pen, Kure Azur, was released in this year (in 2020) as part of Sailor's annual pen release.
- Available in Fine, Medium, and Medium Fine nib
- 21K Gold Nib - Two Tone
- Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary)
- More Sailor
Comes with a converter and a cartridge
Update 2020/08/31: The number of Pro Gear Kure Azur for Yoseka has not been confirmed yet. We are only opening a few pre-orders until we know the final quantity.
- Update 2020/10/14: Sailor is very behind in production. Final quantity is not yet confirmed yet, but we will be sending only the fews that we received.
Sailor was founded in 1911. The founder Kyugoro Sakata was given a fountain pen by a friend returning from the UK after studying at the Royal Navy. He was inspired and determined to start making fountain pens in Japan. Sailor became the first fountain pen company in Japan, and earned many more firsts in Japan -- first ballpoint pen in 1948, first ink cartridge in 1954 and first brush pen in 1972, etc.
In the 1970's, Sailor made a popular beginner fountain pen, "Candy," that sold more than 15 million within a few years. However, the number of the fountain pen users were declining as ballpoint pens became more mainstream.
In 1981, Sailor decided to go in the opposite direction from their "Candy" pen and began focusing on producing a higher standard series, which is the 1911 series we see today. Their focus on making a higher standard provides a great foundation for their later series of pens. Today, Sailor makes one of the most diverse lines of nibs, some of which are designed for specific writing purposes such as writing musical notes to one that is best for character writing.
The 1911 offers a great balance and a smooth writing experience. The pen writes with a slight but satisfying feedback and it fits perfectly in the hand.