on sale(Bottom Shelf) Sailor Iro-Miyabi Fountain Pen - Fukaki-Ake
Bottom Shelf: This pen has been gently used, but is otherwise in great shape. While every effort to clean these pens is made, as they are not brand new, you might see residual ink or water. All Bottom Shelf sales are final.
Sailor Bespoke’s 2nd Edition release in the Iro-Miyabi Collection, ‘Miyabi-nuri,’ features historical colors of nobility. The delicate patterns on each of these pens are created with the expressive application of lacquers using a silk cloth. The patterns that result are soft, elegant, and refined with colors that precisely complement one another. The subtle shimmer to these designs is achieved by the delicate sprinkling of pure gold and silver powders to their surface.
These colors have achieved historical significance, and have been around for many millennia. Fukaki-Ake is a deep red color that has been associated with nobility since the Asuka period. Madder red and purple are cross-dyed together, a method that required many processes.
This sophisticated red lacquered fountain pen is made on an ebonite base in the King of Pen size, and features the famously smooth oversized 21K bi-color gold nib for a seamless, unparalleled writing experience.
The paulownia box supplied with this fountain pen is extremely suitable for the storage of lacquer products. It is complimented by the addition of a Sanada-strap which is commonly used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Included inside is a cleaning cloth, 2 ink cartridges, and an instruction manual. An ink converter is installed in the pen.
The Sailor Iro-Miyabi fountain pen collection is available exclusively through authorized Sailor Bespoke retailers.
About the lacquer techniques:
The value of lacquerware was established in the Nara and Heian periods as a symbol of wealth in aristocratic society and a beautiful embodiment of the world of Shintoism and Buddhism, and colored lacquer has developed along with it. The beauty and profoundness of Japanese traditions, and the lacquerware that enriches and inspires people, are the reasons why the pen barrel is finished in colored lacquer and named the traditional lacquer "Iro-Miyabi" series.
In Miyabi-nuri, a rich expression is created by taking lacquer on a silk cloth and stroking it. The pattern is expressed by using base color lacquer and special lacquer so that it does not stand out strongly and expresses a sense of fineness. In addition, pure gold and silver powders are gently sprinkled on the surface of the lacquer.
- Bottom Shelf
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Urushi lacquer over ebonite
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary Sailor ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 21k Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 15.2mm (0.60in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 17.6mm (0.69in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 20.2mm (0.80in)
- Diameter - Grip (mm)
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 131.4mm (5.17in)
- Length - Cap
- 73.2mm (2.88in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 25.7mm (1.01in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 153.3mm (6.04in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 167.4mm (6.59in)
- Weight - Body
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 23g (0.81oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 11g (0.39oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.
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