on saleSailor 1911 King of Pens Maki-e Fountain Pen - Nihon Ookami to Gekkou (Limited Edition)

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on saleSailor 1911 King of Pens Maki-e Fountain Pen - Nihon Ookami to Gekkou (Limited Edition)

Product Code SL-10-4581-640

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$4,600.00

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As darkness washes over the land, the moon rises to shine down upon the ‘Yama no Ookami,’ or Great Mountain Spirit wolf as they make their way through the moonlit woods. To capture the wild curiosity of wolves in the moonlit night, Sailor is pleased to announce the newest in the “Dobutsu to Gekkou”, Animals in the Moonlight Bespoke series: “Nihon Ookami to Gekkou,” Japanese Wolf in the Moonlight.

This King of Pen sized ebonite pen is made by Maki-e artist Ikki Moroike, who carefully places each detail to create the final breathtakingly intricate design of a lone wolf howling up to a midnight moon.

It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary 21k gold nib in the massive King of Pens size.

The King of Pens "Nihon Ookami to Gekkou" is available exclusively through authorized Sailor Bespoke dealers. Limited to 50 pieces worldwide.

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.

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.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Sailor
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Blue
Demonstrator

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

No
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.

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, Broad
Nib Color
Two-Tone
Nib Material
21k Gold
Postable

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

No
Retractable

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

No
Diameter - Body
15.6mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
17.8mm (0.70in)
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.

131.5mm (5.18in)
Length - Cap
72.8mm (2.87in)
Length - Nib

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

25.6mm (1.01in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
153.7mm (6.05in)
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.

170.4mm (6.71in)
Weight - Body

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

23.0g (0.81oz)
Weight - Cap
10.0g (0.35oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
33.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

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

1.33ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

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

0.82ml

Videos

Reviews & Questions

FAQS

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!

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.

You can learn more with our Fountain Pen 101 video on Filling Mechanisms on YouTube.

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 to Clean a Cartridge/Converter Pen

How to Clean an Eyedropper Pen

How to Clean a Piston Pen

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 60 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.