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Sailor Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit

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Sailor Fountain Pen Maintenance Kit. This kit comes with all of the specialized tools to help keep your Sailor fountain pen clean and ready for new ink. This kit includes an instructional booklet (written in Japanese), syringe, plastic tip adapter, thin metallic tip adapter, and capped plastic cartridge. The metallic tip is excellent for getting that last drop of ink from the bottom of your favorite ink bottle or for filling your converter to capacity. By attaching the plastic tip to the syringe and fountain pen grip section, one can flush water through the fountain pen nib for a thorough clean. The capped plastic cartridge can be filled with fountain pen ink and used as an ink cartridge. 

About 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 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.