Sailor Hocoro Dip Pen Feed is meant to be used as an add-on to the Hocoro Dip Pen and Nibs. This special feed has a unique design, created by Sailor to supply larger amounts of ink to the dip pen while also remaining easy to clean between different inks. The feed can be especially useful when writing with the Sailor Hocoro Dip Pen in a Calligraphy sized nib or the Fude nib. Due to the wider lines when using a 1.0mm, 2.0mm or Fude nib, the feed is necessary to prevent having to dip your pen repeatedly and often during each use of the pen.
To install the feed onto the nib, simply snap it into place behind the steel nib. The feed was designed to have a protrusion that fits perfectly into the heart-shaped breather hole of the nib. In order to preserve the dip pen's ability to be easily cleaned by a rinse in water, a wider space than usual was introduced between the feed and the back surface of the nib, reducing the contact and thus making the nib very easy to clean.
- Install this specially designed feed behind the nib of the Sailor Hocoro Dip Pen
- Protrusion of the feed fits perfectly into the heart-shaped breather hole of the nib of the Hocoro Dip Pen
- Cleans easily with a rinse of water and wiping off with a tissue
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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.