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With the new sailor bespoke pens, do you think sailor will ever produce a king eagle or cobra nib and take custom orders for custom nibs ? What are your thoughts 

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35 minutes ago, The-Thinker said:

With the new sailor bespoke pens, do you think sailor will ever produce a king eagle or cobra nib and take custom orders for custom nibs ?

 

Yes, I'd say. If you approach Sailor Pen as an important Japanese politician, or a representative of the household of the monarch, wanting to place such a custom order, I'm pretty confident the company will do everything within its power to oblige, including engaging Mr Nagahara (who has left the company's employ) if there is no longer the in-house expertise to produce and deliver such a nib on a new Sailor pen.

 

For the random consumer, especially one who does not reside in Japan, but simply want the ‘choice’ as well as the convenience of placing an order online or electronic communication from overseas… probably not, even if you offer double what secondhand King Eagle nibs (fitted on plain black Profit21 or Pro Gear Classic pen bodies) of yesteryear go for these days in the marketplace.

 

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12 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

 

Yes, I'd say. If you approach Sailor Pen as an important Japanese politician, or a representative of the household of the monarch, wanting to place such a custom order, I'm pretty confident the company will do everything within its power to oblige, including engaging Mr Nagahara (who has left the company's employ) if there is no longer the in-house expertise to produce and deliver such a nib on a new Sailor pen.

 

For the random consumer, especially one who does not reside in Japan, but simply want the ‘choice’ as well as the convenience of placing an order online or electronic communication from overseas… probably not, even if you offer double what secondhand King Eagle nibs (fitted on plain black Profit21 or Pro Gear Classic pen bodies) of yesteryear go for these days in the marketplace.

 

I do agree that if a Japanese high authority approaches them with the request they would comply. What is unclear to me is that sailor used to do that previously (before 10 years) and that is the exact same reason why they currently have their cross nibs variants as a regular production. As much as I know, the stacked nibs were invented based on customers (artist) need to produce brush like marks. Nowadays the exotic nibs are what puts them equivalent to their competitors. I am not sure why they don’t take custom orders or at least reintroduce their whole specialty nibs (but in limited quantity) to public so that it puts them ahead of their competitors. In my opinion sailor, out of the 3 major Japanese brands are the most known in terms of their nibs and it’s their strong point. I am not sure why they are not making use of that point and introducing more exotic nibs that are not found in any other Japanese brand. Specially nowadays the demand and awareness for more exotic nibs are more known worldwide, so they would make a lot of profit if they even introduce them in limited batches.

 

 

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