Sailor's Solar Term collection features two-toned colorways inspired by the changing of the seasons, a time that's marked in Japan with traditional festivals and seasonal foods. The Tako Pen pays tribute to the summer solstice, when festival goers snack on tako (octopus) treats. Following the solstice prayer that the crops will grow "like the legs of an octopus", this fountain pen features a dark pink octopus barrel accented with Sailor's signature golden accents and 14K gold nib. A contrasting white top with Sailor's miniature anchor motif at the center caps off the pen. Looks good enough to eat!
There's a reason why Sailor's Pro Gear Slim fountain pens are known as "the Sapporo" of writing instruments among discerning stationery circles. Made exclusively in Japan, this classic fountain pen lends an air of authority to every signature, while its lightweight feel and smooth inkflow makes writing a pleasure.
14K bi-color gold nib
Signature medium-fine nib
Official Sailor cartridge
Standard Sailor gift box
Measures: 4⅞" capped, 5⅝" posted, 4⅜" barrel
The Sailor Pen Company was founded by the engineer Kyugoro Sakata, after a sailor friend gifted him a fountain pen from England. Fascinated by the instrument, he became determined to produce the first fountain pens in Japan. Mr. Sakata named his company “Sailor” with the hopes that his business would be as far-reaching as the voyages of a sailor. Years later, every Sailor pen is still manufactured in its home port of Hiroshima, and remains one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry.