Wow this is incredible. I wonder what will happen. I think its interesting that Sailor decided to stop producing them because there was too much demand! That sounds counter-intuitive to me, but I'm not in the fountain pen production industry. :-) I hope they have some junior craftsman who might be able to step into the big shoes of Mr. Nagahara and get the specialty nib shop running again.
I think it's a pretty good move, to stop taking orders rather than take orders and then endlessly delay stuff.
I know an Indian pen maker who tries to bite off more than he can chew, and then just disappoints people with endlessly delayed delivery dates.
Since sailor has stopped taking orders, they can at least deliver pens on time which they have promised. It's a better situation to be in than taking orders after orders and lagging behind on delivery.
Since the orders have reached thousand (according to Anderson Pens), you are probably looking at a wait period of over 2 years, that's assuming they even open the orders right now.
Edited by BCGGSM, 07 January 2017 - 18:06.