on saleSailor King of Pens Naginata Togi Ebonite Fountain Pen - Syokei (Limited Edition)

Product Code SL-10-1811-318

In Stock

Coming in November

on saleSailor King of Pens Naginata Togi Ebonite Fountain Pen - Syokei (Limited Edition)

Product Code SL-10-1811-318

In Stock

Coming in November

$1,900.00

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This oversized Sailor King of Pens fountain pen features a gorgeous ebonite cap, barrel and grip section. The SYOKEI is a marvel of the “Chirashi (scattering)” technique, including both pink and yellow flecks of ebonite scattered across the beige colored base of the pen. Each one is additionally crowned with the exquisite and highly coveted King of Pen size 21K solid gold Sailor Naginata Togi nib.

This year's SYOKEI draws its hues from "Tsurebiki," a masterful "Ukiyoe (woodblock print)" by the renowned Harunobu Suzuki. This print captures a couple in love, and is known for the technique used to make it which includes mixing multiple colors of chalk to create texture and a feeling of magic in the piece. Reminiscent of this technique, the deliberate layering of colored ebonite creates an intricate texture and similar effect, echoing Suzuki’s unique method of incorporating chalk for neutral colors.

Beyond its design, the SYOKEI's Naginata Togi KOP nib is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Modeled after the Naginata (a Japanese long sword), its elongated tip and larger pen point are a product of precise grinding and special polishing. This unique nib facilitates a wide range of writing angles, ensuring a smooth calligraphy style, even under light pressure.

The Sailor Naginata Togi Ebonite SYOKEI pen is limited to just 500 pens and each one is engraved with a unique serial number on the back of the cap. The beautiful gift box includes the pen, a 50mL bottle of black Sailor ink, a gold trim converter, a cleaning cloth, two black ink cartridges, and a North America Sailor warranty card. 

This special Naginata Togi nib allows you to write with a thin line when holding the pen vertically upright, or with a thicker line when holding the pen at a lower writing angle. In this way it’s similar to a Sailor Zoom nib. It also is ground so that it writes thicker on the cross stroke and thinner on the down stroke, like an Architect nib. It’s really a blend of Zoom and Architect, which is quite unique and not available from any other pen manufacturer.

Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.

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

Condition
New
Brand
Sailor
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Brown
Demonstrator

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

No
Body Material
Ebonite
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

2.5
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).

Screw-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
Ebonite
Nib Size
Medium Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Two-Tone
Nib Material
21k Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
15.1mm (0.59in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
17.5mm (0.69in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
20.3mm (0.80in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

12.3mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

129.7mm (5.11in)
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.

25.5mm (1.00in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
152mm (5.98in)
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.

166.2mm (6.54in)
Weight - Body

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

23g (0.81oz)
Weight - Cap
14g (0.49oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
37.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

1.30ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

0.79ml

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FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.