In 1911 Mr. Sakata and his brother founded the “Sakata-Manufactory” to produce solid gold nibs. Starting in 1929, fountain pens with gold nibs became very popular and the Company continuously developed unique innovative products for the Japanese Stationery industry. In 1954 the Sailor Pen Company invented Japan’s first ink cartridges for the fountain pen.
"We come up with imaginative and playful ideas, propelling us to pursue even more functionality. Staying true to the origins of the name “Sailor”, we join forces as sailors do to take on the open sea. No matter how hard the road may be, we shall sail forward to “do what nobody has done before.” That is our craftsmanship.