Sailor Naginata Emperor Fountain Pen - Gold Trim (In Store Only)

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Sailor Naginata Emperor Fountain Pen - Gold Trim. The Naginata Emperor fountain pen is available in three different nib sizes: Medium Fine, Medium and Broad. It features a unique emperor, or rolled tab, on top of the nib. This tab helps provide a supplementary ink reservoir almost like an additional feed to the nib, allowing for wetter ink flow with each stroke. This nib was developed in the early 1990s by Sailor's master nib grinder for over 65 years, Nobuyoshi Nagahara, after they received a customer's request for a nib that would not run dry on even the most absorbent of Japanese papers. As with the other Naginata nibs, the name is inspired by the shape of the tipping, which looks similar to a traditional long sword. 

  • Sailor special Naginata Emperor nib on 1911 Large pen body
  • 21K Gold Nib
  • Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary)
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  • Comes with a converter and a cartridge 
  • Please note this pen is available in store only. Visit our shop if you're interested in trying one out!
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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.

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: 14cm
  • Pen only: 12.2cm
  • Posted: 15.4cm


  • Cap: 1.6cm
  • Barrel: 1.33cm
  • Section: 1.1cm