Sailor Dipton + Hocoro - Dip Pen and Sheening Ink Set - Limited Edition

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Sailor Dipton + Hocoro - Dip Pen and Shimmering Ink Set - Limited Edition

The latest Dipton Ink series from Sailor is a line of special inks created especially for dip pen use. The name "Dipton" derives from the action "Dip" and "ton(トン)", an onomatopoeia for the tapping sound made when pressing the nib against the bottle rim to drip off excess ink. The three new sheening inks, Blue flame, Ripe fig, and Dark cave, are named after the contrasting, mysterious dark ink colors. This Dip Pen and Sheening Ink Set includes one of Sailor's innovative dip pen with a fude nib and one 10mL bottled sheening ink. This special edition Hocoro pen comes with a transparent pen barrel with glitter design, and the fude nib provides you a perfect width to fully enjoy the sheening ink. 

As sheening inks tends to dry and clump up your pen faster than regular fountain pen inks, it is recommended to use these inks only with dip pens.

Sailor Hocoro Dip Pens were initially released in December 2021 and are Sailor's version of the increasingly popular dip pens adored by fountain pen and ink enthusiasts! Sailor's take on dip pens features several very unique features that have made the Hocoro Dip Pen a favorite. Where the Sailor Hocoro differs from most other dip pens is in its customizability and portability. The Hocoro's nib comes housed in a resin section that can be completely pulled out and removed from the pen, allowing you to swap nib units out for another nib size. While many other dip pens are meant to stay put on your desk, the Hocoro is portable. Its lightweight and short barrel make it easy to slip into a pen case for swatching, writing or even drawing with ink on the go. 

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.