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Sailor - Tamenuri Murasaki Fountain Pen - Limited Edition

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Sailor - Tamenuri Murasaki Fountain Pen - Limited Edition

Tamenuri is a special technique used for traditional Japanese lacquerware that develops an elegant color over time. With this technique, a base coat is applied and dyed with vermillion, then covered with a thick layer of clean Urushi lacquer. The color transforms and reveals a deep purple color over time. This allows the Sailor Tamenuri Murasaki Fountain Pen, where Murasaki refers to this purple hue, to become more unique and beautiful over time. 

This limited edition fountain pen comes in a distinctive gift box that is coated in black cashew on the outside. The pen features a King of Pen size nib in 21K gold with matching gold plating. Hand-painted on each barrel is the signature of the renowned artist Koshu Nishihara, as well as the serial number. 

  • Material: Ebonite
  • 21K Gold Nib, King Of Pen size
  • Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary) 
  • Comes with a converter and cartridge
  • Limited edition of 100 pieces available outside Japan
  • Exclusive gift box with cashew coating
  • Release date: May 2024
  • More Sailor Bespoke Nibs

    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.


    • Diameter: 17.8 mm 
    • Length: 154 mm
    • Weight 31.9 g