on saleSailor 1911 King of Pens Color Urushi Ebonite Fountain Pen - Slate Blue

Product Code SL-10-9675-440

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on saleSailor 1911 King of Pens Color Urushi Ebonite Fountain Pen - Slate Blue

Product Code SL-10-9675-440

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This oversized Sailor 1911 King of Pens fountain pen features a slate blue urushi lacquered ebonite cap, barrel and grip section. It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary bi-color 21k gold nib in the massive King of Pens size.

The King of Pen Color Urushi Ebonite fountain pen collection comes in 12 glossy urushi-coated ebonite colors and is available exclusively through authorized Sailor Bespoke dealers.

Urushi lacquer is made of sap from trees grown only in East Asian countries that take 15 years to reach maturity. After years of patience and care, the sap is then harvested and mixed into lacquer, hand applied to the ebonite pen surface, and kept in high humidity until it sets into a lustrous finish that is waterproof and extraordinarily durable.

Each of these Sailor pens has had Urushi applied in up to 12 separate coatings that requires proper drying and hardening time between each application. The total process can take up to two months!

This fountain pen comes with a Sailor proprietary converter, a proprietary Sailor ink cartridge, a bottle of Sailor ink, and a cleaning cloth.

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.

Fountain Pens

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
Medium, Broad
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
15.4mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
17.6mm (0.69in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
20.4mm (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.

131.2mm (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.

25.5mm (1.00in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
153.8mm (6.06in)
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.

168.4mm (6.63in)
Weight - Body

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

23g (0.81oz)
Weight - Cap
12g (0.42oz)
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 1 review
Anthony H.
4.5 Stars - Almost Flawless

Wonderful pen! The nib is what I came for, and the urushi was a bonus. The broad nib is factory adjusted to an almost perfect wetness for me. There's a bit of spring to the nib that makes it feel fun and even a little playful. And it's a beautiful nib to look at, especially with a little nib creep (a divisive issue, I know). I think having some ink sitting on top of the two-tone gold is beautiful looking. The urushi lacquer is also lovely. I have a Namiki Emperor also, so my bar is high, which is why I would give this pen a 4.5 star review. The color is nice, but it doesn't POP with the same level of depth and shine as the black Emperor does. I suppose I could have gone with a Black KoP, but I didn't want to double up on colors. Ultimately I'm happy with my choice, even though the depth of shine is somewhat less than the Emperor. It's delightful to write with unposted. It can be posted, but then the pen feels comically long. Too long for me anyway. The cartridge converter is far from a deal-breaker. Sure, the ink capacity is diminished some, but that just means getting to change inks more frequently! And I don't spend any time thinking about the filling mechanism while I'm writing or drawing. Again, the nib is the real winner here. It is just sublime.

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.