The Sailor Rei series are ebonite fountain pens finished with a Wajima urushi lacquer. Wajima is a region in the north of Japan. It is the center of choice for the processing of urushi and renowned for its high-quality urushi.
The Sailor Rei series is made in Kawari-nuri. Kawari-nuri is the collective name for experimental urushi coating techniques. It includes a whole series of subcategories, depending on the method used.
Tsugari-nuri is a part of Kawari-nuri. Tsugari-nurimeans creating an uneven surface and then filling it with charcoal powders/metal powders/different colors of urushi, ... . After sanding and polishing, an uneven structure is formed with color variations. Sabi-nuri is a technique under Tsugari-nuri. The result is this refined stony structure.
This pen is made in an ebonite body with a PMMA finger grip. The nib is 21kt gold and available in M. It fills with Sailor ink cartridges or converter and comes in a wooden Paulownia box with pen kimono. Nice to know: this Sailor Rei has no clip. The Sailor Rei series will be available regularly but not permanently.