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Product Code SL-11-4060-140

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Product Code SL-11-4060-140

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MSRP $495.00

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Sailor Shikiori Yamadori - Ink Cartridges
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Introducing the latest addition to Sailor’s Galaxy Series: the Iris Nebula. Nebulae, also known as “star smoke,” emerge when gas and dust converge under the pull of gravity, giving birth to a luminous spectacle that does not emit light itself but reflects the light of neighboring stars.

Aptly named for its resemblance to the celestial clouds that look like a blossoming flower in space, Sailor’s Iris Nebula embodies this mesmerizing phenomenon through its distinctive design and color scheme: featuring a semi-translucent blue barrel complemented by a semi-translucent, smoky black cap. The interplay of light and dust is elegantly depicted through the silver glitter adorning the pen body, evoking the celestial dance of the Iris Nebula within the cosmos.

The Iris Nebula is an Overseas exclusive, only available outside of Japan. It is limited to 1,500 pens, available in 2024. 

The flat top cap features the Sailor anchor logo inset into the top finial. It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary rhodium-plated 21k gold nib in a variety of nib sizes. The cap screws to open/close and can push to post onto the back of the barrel when writing. The Professional Gear fountain pen comes with a Sailor proprietary converter as well as two proprietary Sailor Black ink cartridges.

Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.

Fountain Pens
Blue, Black

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
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium Fine, Medium, Broad, Zoom, Music
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
13.2mm (0.52in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.6mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.9mm (0.70in)
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.

114.7mm (4.52in)
Length - Cap
61.5mm (2.42in)
Length - Nib

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

21mm (0.83in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
128.5mm (5.06in)
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.

147.3mm (5.80in)
Weight - Cap
9g (0.32oz)
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
Georgy V.
Music nib

Beautiful pen with beautiful colors and interesting theme behind it. Bought mine with the music nib. Could not be happier. Thanks to the Goulet PenCo team!

Diane A.
Love this Pen

Well, what can I say? I love Sailor pens. This one is so beautiful, when I pick it up it makes me smile. The zoom is fantastic. Smooth and bold. Great for Calligraphy and making bold marks on my school marking. I am so happy.

Bob T.
Great Pen!

I already own the Northern Lights Purple with a MF nib, which was ever so slightly less smooth than I prefer. Waited for a new body color that I would like and bought this with a M nib. BIG difference in line width and smoothness. The pen's fit and finish are great. I hold this section over the threads and it is comfortable to use.Now for some ink/paper experiments to see which I like better with MF vs M...

Charles P.

I have a pretty large collection of fountain pens, including.Visconti, Montblanc, and other high end brands. For consistency and pure joy of writing., this might be my favorite. Perfect for EDC,, and it's gorgeous to boot. Love it!

Scott S.

This is my first Sailor, so I can't compare to other options in their line. But this pen looks amazing with the contrast between the dark cap and the lighter, translucent blue body, both with an embedded sparkle, and then capped off with the clear finial on both ends. In the hand the pen feels sturdy and substantial. The threads are very smooth and very satisfying to engage. I purchased the Medium Fine nib, and it flows very nicely, with enough variation in use to show off lots of shading with suitable inks. There is definitely a bit of "Sailor feedback", and while I usually prefer a very smooth nib, the feedback isn't objectionable or annoying. I'm going to live with it for a while and give it a chance to see if it's something I want to adjust or not. Overall I'm very happy with this pen.

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.