is said that with a treasured fountain pen, the writer assumes an air
of accomplishment as they practice the art of fine handwriting. As one
writes, one expresses his innermost thoughts and passions to the world.
A pen in the hand becomes an extension of the body and soul. Writing
with a fountain pen is a romantic link to our past culture that allows
a personal expression that cannot be emulated by today’s sterile
forms of communication. Rising above the times a fountain pen will stay,
and forever remain, the purest means of self-expression.
To that end, Sailor is fortunate to enjoy the legendary prowess of master
Nib Designer Nobuyoshi Nagahara (shown left). For nearly six decades
he has passionately become one with his craft. Mr. Nagahara personally
oversees and directs the design process of Sailor’s unique nibs.
A true legend, Mr. Nagahara has also graciously shared an exclusive
series of very unique styles of nibs and pens that Sailor proudly offers
as part of its limited editions line up. These pens, just like the man
that crafted them, are truly unique in design, character and personality.
Fine pen nibs can
only be produced by professionally skilled craftsman who painstakingly
produce them one by one…
First, gold and other precious metals are melted and rolled
into a plate. It is then crafted into shape and iridium-tipping material
is carefully applied to the pen nib. The tipping material applied begins
to determine the nib width. Refinement and polishing is then needed
to prepare it for the next step…
At this stage the perfect ink flow and nib elasticity
is determined. With careful precision, the nib is severed along an exact
vertical line. This process insures correct air flow and flexibility
unique to each Sailor nib.
the top of the nib and the writing surface are meticulously polished
and tuned to ensure the smoothest writing experience possible. Now,
the nib is truly born into a life of its own; conceived, crafted, refined
and presented to you to complete its journey…