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Sailor King of Pens - The Battle of Ganryu-Jima


Sailor King of Pens - The Battle of Ganryu-Jima fountain pen is a maki-e pen by renowned artist Ikki Moroike, who has collaborated with Sailor on other limited editions.


Mr Moroike has cosen as his subject a battle between two renowned Samurai warrioirs.  Both Musashi Miyamoto and Korjira Sasaki were famous swordsmen, both developed the art of sword fighting.  They agreed to meet on an island to determine who was the best swordsman.  Musashi arrived two hours late, which annoyed Kojira.  Adding insult to injury, he was armed with an oar from the boat he had travelled to the island on, which he had fashioned into a long, wooden sword.  They fought, and both struck blows.  Musashi's wooden sword delivered a fatal blow to Kojira's head, escaping injury himself, possibly due to the length of his sword.


The Battle has passed into Japanese folklore, and the island was renamed to honour in his memory.


In a magnificent lacquered and decorated presentation box, the pen is available with medium or broad nib.  


Only 33 of these magnificent works of art will be made. 


Sailor King of Pens - The Battle of Sekigahara is now available.  We would be delighted to discuss your order.

Sailor King of Pens - The Battle of Ganryu-Jima


Dimensions


Length (pen only): 131mm
Length (capped): 153.3mm
Length (posted): 167mm


Diameter (cap): 18.2mm
Diameter (barrel): 14mm
Diameter (section): 12mm


Weight (complete, empty): 35g
Weight (pen, empty): 23g
Weight (cap): 12g