Sailor Naginata Fude de Mannen Fountain Pen - Gold Trim. The Naginata Fude de Mannen fountain pen comes with a Naginata nib with an upturned angle. After trial productions in 1974 and 1975, this nib was released by Sailor's resident nib grinder, Nobuyoshi Nagahara, as a fountain pen that would mimic the strokes of a calligraphy brush. Different line widths can be achieved by holding this nib at various angles to the paper and in order to produce a very thin line, the nib can be flipped and written with in the upside down position.
- Sailor special Naginata Fude de Mannen 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