BUNGUBOX Original Fountain Pen - Cinderella's Slipper. This pen is inspired by the fairy tale story of Cinderella, a tale most of us are familiar with. Cinderella, a kind and sweet person, works hard as she lives with her stepfamily, often getting mistreated, bullied and left with scraps to eat and wear. As she does the housework for her family, her clothes often become tattered, her outfit becoming dusty and covered in ashes. When a magical spell is cast on her, her shoes are transformed into the most beautiful green-blue glass slippers.
The design of this pen captures this fantastical story and translates Cinderella's fabled translucent green-blue glass slippers into the cap of this pen, paired with a clear pen body and plenty of glitter to make the pen sparkle. To emphasize the transparency of barrel, this pen is designed with a ringless cap. The finial features raden artwork in the shape of a castle. BUNGUBOX designed this pen and dedicated it to everyone who refuses to give up on their dreams.
- Base Model: Sailor Pro Gear Realo
- Rhodium Accents
- 21K Gold Nib
- Fill Mechanism: Piston Filling Body
- Ink Capacity: 1cc (about twice the capacity of Sailor's Proprietary ink converter)
- Clear Ink Window above section, visible when capped
- Release Date: October 2022
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Established in February 2012 in Hamamatsu City, founded by Kaoru Yamagishi. BUNGUBOX’s mission is to celebrate “writing” with future generations through “tell, spread, and preserve”. BUNGUBOX focuses on writing instruments, especially fountain pens. Writing brings out each person’s personality and feelings, and depending on various situations, a particular ink color can convey more stories and it is indispensable for writing with a fountain pen. "Ink tells more" is BUNGUBOX’s message to everyone, and they hope to find make your lifestyle richer with fountain pens and inks. BUNGUBOX designs products that are simple, smart and special.
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.
- Capped: 13.5cm
- Pen only: 10.6cm
- Posted: 12cm
- Cap: 1.6cm
- Barrel: 1.16cm
- Section: 0.9-1cm