Sailor Ebony Kotutan Fountain Pen
- Material: Ebony Wood
- Filling System: Cartridge / Converter
- Nib Make: 14k Gold, Fine
The Sailor Precious Wood Ebony Kokutan Fountain Pen is made, as its name suggests, from ebony. In Japanese, this is 黒檀, usually transliterated as "kokutan", though Sailor occasionally changes this to "Kotutan". This well-known wood is dark—the heartwood of some ebonies can be almost black—and is denser than water, so it will sink. Please do not drop your Sailor Precious Wood Ebony Kokutan Fountain Pen overboard!
Ebony is prized for its color and fine grain, but some species (particularly Diospyros ebenum) are endangered and cannot be exported. Be assured that the Sailor Precious Wood Ebony Kotutan Fountain Pen is made from a farmed species of timber.
The Sailor Precious Wood Ebony Kokutan Fountain Pen is fitted with gold-plated accompaniments that contrast beautifully with the dark background of the wooden cap and body.