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About Japanese Writing InstrumentsThere are many pen manufacturers on the market today, however, in terms of quality and value are your main focus, you can't go wrong with Japanese pens. Namiki and Pilot, which are really the same company making pens under both names, and Sailor pen company are some of the major players in the Japanese pen market. Namiki/Pilot and Sailor could be compared to other Japanese products such as cars, Lexus (Namiki) Toyota (Pilot) and Honda (Sailor). All are super reliable, perform better than others at the same class level and are usually an exceptional value for the price. For example, you would be hard pressed to find a the same quality of pen such as a Sailor 1911, Sailor Professional Series Slim, Namiki Falcon or Pilot Custom 74, all with a 14K gold nib, which functions at a Japanese quality standard, for under $200.00.
Most pen owners and collectors alike, will have more than one Japanese manufactured pen due to these attributes. For the collector, there are many pens made in Japan that are collectables such as Namiki Yukari, Namiki Yukari Royale and Namiki Emperor Collection, Sailor MAKI-E series and Sailor Kuji Kohaku limited edition pen. While most pen companies produce bottled fountain pen ink, Namiki has created arguably the highest quality ink available on the market today in its Iroshizuku Bottled Ink in 24 brilliant colors.
Fountain Pen Brands from JapanPen Chalet is proud to offer the following Japanese pen companies:
If you are looking for a different Japanese pen brand not listed above please let us know.