Sailor Marbled Petrol Blue Fountain Pen
Three companies dominate Japanese fountain pen making, all established in the 1910's and 1920’s, and all motivated by their common desire to develop a superior Japanese counterpart to their Western competitors such as Waterman and Parker. Ironically, the latter companies have lost their once top dog positions in the 'fountain pen world', while Sailor, Pilot and Platinum today represent the Holy Trinity of excellence in writing utensils. The main and defining reason for this accolade is the fact that all three companies supervise their production from beginning to end within their very own factories. No subcontracting ensures total quality control, and private ownership protects their original vision and enthusiasm for pen making.
Introducing you to the newest artistic iteration of the Pro Gear fountain pen in two colours (see the pearl white version here). Sailor's style signifier: a 21 karat gold nib in three sizes: Extra-fine,Medium-fine and Music - no one else makes them (most companies opt for 14k or 18k).
It is perfectly balanced in every way and possesses the depth and complexity of a well-worn nib, already having lived, as if bequeathed by a rich uncle. Smoothness, spring and bounce are all adjectives which can be used to describe this superb nib type which promises excellent and generous ink flow. Highly recommended.
Body material: PMMA Resin
Nib size: Extra fine, Medium fine, Music (choose from dropdown menu)
Nib material: 21k gold
Cap type: Threaded screw-on cap
Cartridge type: Takes Sailor cartridges which can be found here, supplied with a converter cartridge.
Dimensions: open 11.5cm, closed 12cm, posted 14cm.
Included: presentation box, converter cartridge matching the pen
Made in Japan