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Sailor Shikiori Markers - Pack of 20

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Sailor Shikiori series fountain pen inks were first released as limited edition in 2009. The series is inspired by nature with colors representing four seasons. The series became their regular series in 2014 and today there are 20 colors in total. In December 2018, Sailor introduced the marker version of Shikiori. The marker comes with two tips -- one with brush and one with felt tip. The brush is easy to control, and the felt tip writes with a fine line. The combination of the two sided tips and the beautiful colors makes the pen perfect for journaling. 

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.