I dedicate it to Ron Sabbagh who also was king enough to sell me this amazing pen.
Thanks Ron for everything
Sailor King Of Pen or as we usually call it KOP.
I was planing to buy this pen for so long but other pens came before it, especially Montblancs but the time has come and Ron told me he is selling his black ebonit KOP.
The pen came without the box.
Ron told me its a great pen which made the wait period even harder.
I also found a box and as I write this review its on its way to me in the mail.
First thing that strikes you when you see the pen for the first time is how big the pen really is. This is probably the biggest pen I ever owned.
The black ebonit (BHR) body is extremely smooth to the touch.
Ebonit is my favorite material to make pens off. There is a warm feeling when you touch it, the material is always so welcoming.
This is a very light weight pen for a pen its size. To my joy the section isn't as fat as I thought it would be so I found it easy to hold and write with.
This is a CC filler which I never admired to much but it takes enough ink to use for all you daily needs.
The good part about the CC filler is that it is helping reduce the weight of the pen and give a well balance pen so as I stated before it is not heavy and feels wonderful to write with.
The pen is basic black with no trim just a white clip.
The lack of trim prevents the eye to divide the pen and so the pen really look its size (did I say BIG ?).
The lack of trim also makes the pen look very classy, slick and unique.
The KOP looks like a black torpedo ready to be fired.
Now we get to the most important of every FP review especially in a Sailor pen case-THE NIB!!!
How good is it ?
Well first the nib is a Medium nib.
Thank god this nib feels almost like a European Fine as I like using F nibs.
Its a white nib and what a big nib this is. The nib matches the overall size of the pen.
I filled the pen and put the nib on the paper and started to write.
What a lovely nib Soooo juicy, Soooo smooth and Soooo much fun.
But I would like to add it is a very stiff nib so I personally would like a bit more flex.
Saying that this nib is a pleasure to write. What can I say you simply don't want to put the pen down just keep on writing with it all day long.
To my joy it has good feedback so this is probably among my favorite nibs I own.
What a pen ladies and gentleman, what a pen.
Its got the presents, super classy look, a gorgeous welcoming ebonit, and a nib to die for.
Very little negative (it ain't cheap and the nib could use just a bit more flex).
Even though its a big pen it feels good in my hands and I mostly like smaller pens for everyday writing.
I highly recommend this pen and now I need to get a MB 149 to compare it to my new KOP.
Edited by goodguy, 11 November 2009 - 15:07.