BUNGUBOX Original Fountain Pen - Norwegian Wood

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BUNGUBOX Original Fountain Pen - Norwegian Wood.

Originally released in 2012, the year BUNGUBOX was founded, the Norwegian Wood Realo has been revived twelve years later. The transparent, deep emerald body, dusted with silver glitter, evokes a deep summer forest, while the black ion-plated nib, trim, and section are reminiscent of dark, chilly winter woods. The brass section adds extra heft and gives the pen a comfortably low center of gravity. Meanwhile, the 18k gold nib features a delicate moose engraving, while the trim reads "Lord of the Norwegian Woods."

This pen matches the BUNGUBOX Original Ink - Norwegian Wood.

  • Release Date: March 2024
  • Originally Released: October 2012 as limited run of 50
  • Base Model: Sailor 1911 Large Realo
  • 18k gold nib with black ion plating
  • Black IP trim
  • 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 
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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.

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 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.

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.


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