on saleSailor Kabazaiku Fountain Pen

Product Code SL-10-3013-480

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on saleSailor Kabazaiku Fountain Pen

Product Code SL-10-3013-480

In Stock

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MSRP $590.00

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Kabazaiku, or cherry bark woodworking art work, is a traditional Japanese art work which fluorished in Kaunodate in Akita prefecture of Japan. The technique was used 250 years ago by Samurai warriors to decorate their weapons. The same uncompromising spirit of quality and workmanship has been handed down the generations to the producer of the 'Kabazaiku" Cherry Bark – Denshiro Shouten. Each pen shows a unique pattern of wild Cherry bark and gives a warm, natural feeling in the hands.

The barrel and cap are made of brass, with a wild cherry bark covering, complemented by gold-plated accents. The fountain pen comes equipped with Sailor's legendary 14k gold nib with 24kt gold plating in medium. It comes in an exclusive gift box with a 50ml bottle of Sailor Black ink and an ink converter.

Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.

Note: Sailor has fully transitioned to the new design of nib that features the anchor logo only. Some of our images may feature the old design with the anchor and “1911”.

Fountain Pens

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

Body Material
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
14k 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
12.8mm (0.50in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.2mm (0.56in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.4mm (0.69in)
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.

118.1mm (4.65in)
Length - Cap
61.2mm (2.41in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

19.3mm (0.76in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
133.4mm (5.25in)
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.

141.7mm (5.58in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

20g (0.71oz)
Weight - Cap
17g (0.60oz)
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.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Chris S.
Excellent in many ways, except....

I love the pen, except for one thing. After a year of regular use (once I tuned it up, it writes great), the threads on the section have stripped. It is now a very good-looking desk-only pen. With fiddling around, I can get it on just enough to keep the cap on while it's sitting on the desk. I don't know if this is something that is common on Sailor pens, but if it is, this will be the only Sailor that I will get.

Nicholas D.
Imperfection perfected

First of all, this medium nib is more like a Lamy Fine in size, so consider that if you are thinking of buying.For the pen, itself, the wood is really the highlight, and it's a high point even compared to some other wood pens. Just from Goulet, I have a Conklin All-American Olivewood and a Monteverde Monza Ebony wood. The Monza wood is so smooth and polished that it almost feels like it's plastic or resin instead which, though highly refined, makes one wonder what is the point of using wood. The Conklin is less polished but also very smooth and retains a nice, natural look. The Sailor Kabazaiku is on an entirely different level. The wood selected shows a lot of knotty areas that break up the cherry color, giving it a natural look that appears less refined and more wild. The wood is polished, but there are areas that have a slightly rougher feeling, breaking up the polish and giving the wood a more natural and exciting feel when writing with it. It might seem like it's an accident or incomplete, but once you write with it, the feeling will tell you that this was a deliberate choice. I cleaned it one time using the new Sailor cleaning kit, and it wrote perfectly. The nib offers a tiny amount of scratchy feedback. I had concerns I wouldn't like this, but it's just enough to make you feel like you are working, which I found to be satisfying.

Sailor Kabazaiku Fountain Pen

Beautiful-looking pen, good feel, lovely nib, flimsy convertor.

Pleasant surprise!

This pen is amazing! It looks classy and fits nicely in the hand while writing. The pen writes very smooth, which shouldn't be surprising, since it is a Sailor. The thing is, no one talks about this particular model. To top it off, the beautiful wood finish makes it an elegant piece to write with. Love it!!

Sherryl S.
Beautiful pen

The pen is gorgeous. The pen's weight is substantial and you can feel some character in the wood. The nib is smooth and the feed can keep up, even when writing quickly.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.