As a leader in preserving hand writing custom and culture, Sailor Pens have always introduced unique fountain pens to the market, combining technological know-how gained from continuous efforts and 100 years of experience in the business. Founded in 1911(the namesake of the popular 1911 collection) by Mr. Kyugoro Sakata. Since then, Sailor has become a worldwide brand reknown for their exceptional and affordable fountain pens. Made in Japan.
In 1911, founder Kyugoro Sakata was introduced to an English fountain pen by his sailor friend. His enthusiasm for the writing instrument led him to establish the "Sakata-Manufactory" factory to produce fountain pens. In 1948, he introduced the first ballpoint pen to Japan. Sailor obtained the very first patent for cartridge-type fountain pens in 1954. A few years later, the current name of Sailor Pen Co, Ltd was adopted. The now-famous 1911 collection started with the 1911 Profit in 1981 and it has been the best-selling range of Sailor pens ever since.