SAILOR Professional Gear *Kanreki* 60th Anniversary Fountain Pen - NewPurchase
Image Gallery (click images to zoom)
Sailor Professional Gear Kanreki Red Body Gold Accents Fountain Pen.
21K Medium nib.
Brand new, pristine and unused, boxed and with papers as shown.
Rare to find in the UK.
In Japan, turning 60 is an important event called Kanreki. It signifies that your life has come full circle, when the clock resets and you start a new cycle of life. One of the traditions honored at Kanreki is the wearing of a red chanchanko, a padded sleeveless kimono jacket with a matching hat. Red is an important part of Kanreki and this pen celebrates the 60th birthday of Sailor's nib designer Mr Kawaguchi Akihiro’s.
The 3 traditional Reds of Japan appear on the cap, body, crown (cap top) & Blind Cap and are used to produce a fountain pen with an unique and beautiful gradation.
When the cap is closed and when the cap is posted while in use, the full body of the fountain pen will have a color-balanced appearance. When the pen is in use, the full gradation of the pen and its rich color balance becomes apparent from the crown to the barrel and the grip.