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Product Code SL-10-8067-428

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on saleSailor Rei Urushi-nuri Fountain Pen - Iwate Kinoshiru-nuri

Product Code SL-10-8067-428

In Stock

out of stock

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days


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This Sailor 1911 Large Bespoke fountain pen features a urushi lacquered barrel and cap, over an ebony wood base. This Iwate Kinoshiru-nuri fountain pen was lacquered by artist Natsumi Saitou. No two are exactly alike.

The Rei Urushi-nuri fountain pen collection is available in limited quantities exclusively through authorized Sailor Bespoke retailers. The second installment of this series of lacquered fountain pens, each fountain pen uses lacquer from all over Japan.

This pen has a black PMMA resin grip section, and gold-plated accents. It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary 21k yellow gold nib in medium. The cap screws to open/close and can push to post onto the back of the barrel when writing.

The northeastern part of the region, including the Appi district of Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture, has long been known as a major producer of lacquer ware. Since Abi-nuri is a lacquer base that is layered from the base to the top coat, it is characterized by its excellent hardness and robustness. Jusui-nuriKinoshiru coloring is a lacquer ware featuring a unique watermarking technique called "Mizu Kagami," which is a characteristic of Appi Urushi, which has been polished to give it a vivid color. The tree water coating applied to this product has created a unique and sensitive world view. The lacquer work is a graceful piece with a soft luster while making the best use of the essence of lacquering, such as applying domestic lacquer to the finish.

The Rei Urushi-nuri fountain pens come in a special paulownia wooden box, along with a pen pouch, cleaning cloth, black Sailor proprietary ink cartridges, a Sailor ink converter, and an instruction manual.

The paulownia box, which is said to be the most suitable material for storing lacquer products, uses high-quality domestic paulownia with fine grain. A durable Sanada string that is hard to stretch keeps it closed. For each bag, the cloth from which the kimono was unwound from pure silk was cut and handmade one by one. It not only feels good to the touch, but is more importantly suitable for storing fountain pens.

Lacquer is not only beautiful in appearance, but also has excellent durability, adhesiveness, heat insulation, antiseptic, and anti chemical characteristics. As a result, it has been widely used in temples, shrines, furniture and jewelry since ancient times. The careful and time-consuming work done by skilled craftsmen has never changed and will continue to have value as a craft for a long time to come.

About the artist: Creative lacquering artist Natsumi Saitou was born in Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture. He graduated from Design Engineering Video Course at University. He completed his 2nd year of training at Hachimantai City Yashiro Lacquering Technology Research Center. In 2016, he launched the original brand "(Koubou) KINOSHIRU" in Yashiro to increase the possibilities of lacquering crafts. Since winning the 5th Soba Inoguchi Art Open Call Exhibition, he has opened many stores such as original work exhibitions, group exhibitions, and craft fairs, and has been well received.

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Note: Sailor is in the process of updating their nib designs; our stock is currently mixed and what you receive may or may not match what is pictured. We are unable to honor special requests.

Technical Specs

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 ebony wood
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
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
14.4mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
17.5mm (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.

133.6mm (5.26in)
Length - Cap
69mm (2.72in)
Length - Nib

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

21.2mm (0.83in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
151.7mm (5.97in)
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.

177.2mm (6.98in)
Weight - Body

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

21g (0.74oz)
Weight - Cap
10g (0.35oz)
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.



Reviews & Questions


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.