Sailor Luminous Shadow King of Pen Fountain Pen – Dusk Red – Limited Edition evokes a waning sunset with its red-and-white marbled finish.
After debuting nearly three years ago, the limited-edition Luminous Shadow Collection is now being re-released in very limited quantities. This special collection features the large silhouette and 21k gold nibs of Sailor's King of Pens paired with elegant marbled bodies; the nibs, clips, and trim all have sleek black-ion plating. Each color is inspired by a different shade of night.
- 21k King of Pen gold nib
- Medium Nib
- Cartridge/converter (Sailor proprietary)
- Comes with a converter, two black cartridges
- Comes in an en exclusive gift box with cleaning cloth
- More Sailor
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 1970s, 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.
Length (capped): 15.2 cm
Diameter (cap): 2.14 cm
Weight: 36 g