Matador Red, the pen.
A passionate red fountain pen inspired by the drama that takes place in the bullring
A "matador" is the main performer in a bullfighting event, a sport performed in Spain and its neighboring countries since the 18th century.
What do you think of when you hear the word "bullfighting"? The red flannel cloth that the matador uses in the final scene? The very bullfighter who twirls the cloth with such brilliance? Or is it the sight of the fighting bull rushing at its matador?
“Matador Red" is a BUNGUBOX original ink that was first released in May of 2012. It was a color inspired by the passionate fighting spirit, the courage, the passion, and the drama that takes place in the bullring. This winter, we are releasing a fountain pen encapsulating the spirit of this ink.
Matador Red, the pen, is for those who are seeking the strength to fight the common battle against the global pandemic. It is also for all the essential workers who are courageously fighting the virus on the frontline. It is a pen filled with passion, sure to give you strength and courage.
We have begun offering Nagahara grinds on any BUNGUBOX original fountain pens. Specifically, the "Kodachi'' grind!
<< What is the "Kodachi" grind?>>
"Kodachi(小太刀)" is a specialty of the Nib Shaper, Mr. Yukio Nagahara.
Mr. Nagahara is a world-renowned nib grinder who spent much of his career as Sailor's chief pen doctor.
The Kodachi is Mr. Nagahara's interpretation of Sailor's Naginata grind. It allows one to produce a line variation depending on the angle held.
To request a Kodachi grind, click the box at the top of this product page, and specify the base nib size. The pen with the specified nib will be sent to Mr. Nagahara to be ground into a Kodachi. To bring out the best of this grind, we recommend choosing from an M, B, or Zoom nib. While other nib sizes can be selected, you may not be satisfied with the results.
《 Other factors to consider 》
※It is not possible to specify a wider grind than the original nib size.
※The nibs will be ground after we receive the order. Product delivery is expected to happen 1 to 2 months after order.
※Please understand that the warranty on the nib will be handled by Mr. Nagahara. This means:
・Any product defects on the nib will be handled by Mr. Nagahara and not BUNGUBOX. If the product needs to be shipped back for additional work, please correspond with Mr. Nagahara to arrange the details.
・While the grind will be made on the nib that may have a BUNGUBOX engraving, there is a rare chance that the nib has to be completely replaced, upon which a standard Sailor nib will be used.
Base model: Sailor Professional Gear with a brass section
Nibs: 21K large, 24K plated. EF/F/MF/M/B/Z/MS
Nib engraving: laser engraved with an Estoc, a sward
Cap ring engraving: a lily-of-the-valley emblem, followed by "MATADOR RED INK TELLS MORE"
Cap Crown: Wajima raden maki-e of a bullfighter cap, Montero
Barrel material: resin translucent deep red and black with gold glitter
Section material: black IP brass.
Size: φ18×129mm (φ18×149mm when writing) Body weight 27.2g
Length: approx. 128 mm (when stored) / approx. 148 mm (when writing)
Maximum barrel diameter: approx. 13.3mmφ cap diameter: approx. 16mmφ (excluding the clip)
Price: EF-B 48,000 yen (tax not included) Z-MS 50,000 yen (tax not included)
Production run: 100