The wood is a very special material as compare to other materials because of it grain. The Shima Kuwa beautiful grain has been very much appreciated for many generations.
In the Edo era, Shima Kuwa was a special and very precious wood material, which could only be work on by the highest level of artisans, whom are called 'Kuwamono-si' out of great respect.
The beauty of this fountain pen is further enhanced by extreme gloss finish using the highest qualtiy urushi from Iwate prefecture. This top quality of urushi, known as Joubou-ji urushi, is make famous because they are choosen material use for repair and maintenance of the Golden Hall of Chuuson-ji in Iwate, Rge the Toshogu of Nikko in Tochigi and the Golden Temple in Kyoto, and many Japan national treasure.
Sailor Japan Co. seeked the help of top maki-e artisan Kosen Oshita to carefully applies coating and burnishing technique to their 100th Anniversary fountain pen.
The design of the pen is antique in form as it is modeled from some of Sailor Japan Co. historical fountain pens in their earlier stages of the Company.