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In 1911, Mr. Kyugoro Sakata, a respected engineer from Hiroshima, Japan, was introduced for the very first time to a fountain pen. The fountain pen was demonstrated by a British sailor who was visiting Japan at the time. Mr. Sakata was so impressed by the design and function that he made the decision there and then to produce equally fine products in Japan. To this day, the company he founded (and named Sailor as a nod to the person who first introduced him to fountain pens), still produces some of the finest quality fountain pens available anywhere in the world.

Sailor Shikiori

Shikiori - the four seasons. The changing seasons are hugely important to Japanese culture, and Sailor's Shikiori range looks at the seasons of Japan in a number of different ways.

Sailor Professional Gear

Professional Gear (or PG) fountain pens have a choice of 21 carat or 14 carat gold nibs; the end of the screw-on cap is embossed with the Sailor anchor logo.