Rarely is there consensus on what makes a beautiful pen. The Moonlit Forest may be an exception. Where many pens talk loudly, this one
whispers. Moonlit night-time is evoked using a limited palette of grays, browns, silvers,
This pen is a little longer than the 1911 model, at 6 1/4" capped. It has
perfect balance. An ink converter is provided as well as ink cartridges.
Long slivers of abalone are inlaid by hand into vertical grooves, representing the trunks of trees. The abalone comes as a surprise as it flickers against the matte surface, scarified with marks and etched with darker pigment. Light touches of yellow hold the surface together, completing the illusion of tree branches on a winter eve.
Please note that each Moonlit Forest pen is hand-painted, and some variations in hue and tone are to be expected - no two pens will ever be exactly alike.
The same yellow paint is used for a signature by the artist (see below).
The Moonlight Forest comes standard with a Naginata-Togi nib in your choice of Medium-Fine, Medium, or Broad and can also be made available with any standard Sailor 21k nib (XF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS).
It can also be fitted with any of Sailor’s other specialty nibs at an additional charge – please contact us if you would like pricing on any specific combination.
The Nagahara Maki-e Moonlit Forest fountain pen is part of Sailor's exclusive
Bespoke collection. Each pen is handcrafted.
Our price $1070.00
Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships. See our nib set-up and optimization page for more details.