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Sailor 1911 Full Sterling Silver


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#1 hari317

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 19:46

The pen under review is the full sterling silver model made by Sailor. I believe it is the model number 11-4519-420. The other sterling 1911 made by Sailor has a plastic gripping section.

The pen comes packaged in a plain Paulownia wooden box with a navy blue velvet liner. Very plain and simple box and surprisingly the box is not branded with the Sailor name or logo anywhere, is it a generic Paulownia box?

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The package contains the instruction leaflet, a blue coloured silver polishing cloth(Silver Dusting Cloth), the converter and two free cartridges.
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Polishing instructions, I believe. Can anyone pls contribute a translation of what is being said?
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The pen:
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It is a plain Sterling silver pen. The pen was delivered polished to a perfect real mirror finish. But as you can see, a few weeks of use and the pen picks up each and every mark and finger print. I have not polished the pen yet as I have accepted the patina and like the way the pen has become personal.

The pen uncapped:
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A closeup of the nib: a plain 21K H-M nib:
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Note the frugal use of the tipping material.

The pen fills usning C/C, i prefer carts and I am using the pen with a Sailor Blue Black cartridge:
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The cap is engraved *Sterling Silver 925*:
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In company of some other metal pens:

L-R: Parker 51, Lamy2000M, Sheaffer Legacy Heritage Barleycorn, Sailor, YOL Std Victorian, CdA Ecridor Maya, Grifos Nero Muse.
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The 1911 Sterling is quite a substantial pen in terms of size.

A writing sample:
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Actually, I fell in love with this full sterling model the day I got to use Yukio Nagahara's personal sterling pen with the Cobra nib at the Sailor event in my city. I was on the look out and I was able to purchase this pen brand new for a very very good price from Japan.

I own several sterling silver pens, this is one of my favorite pen materials. Sailor has achieved great ergonomics and balance in this pen. It is a heavy pen at 48gms, but you do not feel the weight as you use it. The snap cap on the pen feels very secure. Kudos to them.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 19:54

Very nice pen.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 20:13

Thank you Hari. I want this pen. :)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 20:39

Coincidence: I just put my Sailor Sterling Silver with the black resin (plastic?) grip in the classifieds. The pen is a beauty, but I ordered with a music nib and that is a bit to much for me.

I am in doubt if grinding it to a stub wouldn't be a wiser choice :hmm1:

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 21:04

Coincidence: I just put my Sailor Sterling Silver with the black resin (plastic?) grip in the classifieds. The pen is a beauty, but I ordered with a music nib and that is a bit to much for me.

I am in doubt if grinding it to a stub wouldn't be a wiser choice :hmm1:

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I've looked at that classified ad many times, but I do not think the music nib is for me. Had it been a regular nib, I'd purchased it long time ago... :)

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 23:08

I like it. :thumbup:

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 23:45

What's it like to use? Does it slip whilst in your grip? I have an ATX with a chrome finish and have always found it fine but others have said it's too slippery.

Nice pictures.

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#8 hari317

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:56

Thank you all for the kind comments.

What's it like to use? Does it slip whilst in your grip? I have an ATX with a chrome finish and have always found it fine but others have said it's too slippery.

Nice pictures.

Lewis

Thank you Lewis. The pen is not slippery now. Initially the pen used to feel slippery a bit, but I *think* that was due to the factory applying some stuff on the pen to prevent it from tarnishing while in storage, a few days of use and the slippery stuff wore away.

Chromium and silver both being metals yield a very different feel to the section. Silver is nearly 4.5 time more conductive thermally as compared to Chromium, so the silver sections feel very comfortable to the touch.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:02

very nice pen.I'm considering buying a sailor with a naginata concord emperor nib,was thinking to a 1911 large(cost with nib 550€)but may be a silver one could be nice.Can you tell me the price of it?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:21

very nice pen.I'm considering buying a sailor with a naginata concord emperor nib,was thinking to a 1911 large(cost with nib 550€)but may be a silver one could be nice.Can you tell me the price of it?


I am not really sure how much the Sterling silver pen with the naginata concord emperor nib would cost. But i have been able to dig out the following page from the Sailor Japanese website, they might be helpful, you can see that the cost varies with the nib options, tremendously.

Click link and browse to end of page for nib options.

Sterling with Cross concord emperor nib.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 00:43

very nice pen.I'm considering buying a sailor with a naginata concord emperor nib,was thinking to a 1911 large(cost with nib 550€)but may be a silver one could be nice.Can you tell me the price of it?


Here's a list of discounted US prices for various Sailor pens with Sailor specialty nibs:

http://www.nibs.com/...ecialtyNibs.htm

These prices are quite a bit lower than the European price you quote, but should give you an idea of the relative prices.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 03:41

A beauty!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:22

I'm curious about whether or not the pen posts securely. I' wouldn't be bothered by scratching or scuffing just whether a posted cap would be likely to work loose or if posting the pen could damage any clutch mechanism and impair the capping.

Very handsome pen. Its very simplicity seems to be welcoming to the personalization that comes from patination through use.

Edited by NedC, 30 December 2012 - 02:24.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:04

I'm curious about whether or not the pen posts securely.

The pen posts very well.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:56

Thank you for your nice review. I also have this pen with naginata-M.
I think this pen is one of the most well-proportioned pens.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:34

Wow, really tempting! Thanks for the beautiful pics. :roflmho:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 14:41

Good looking pen and good review Hari :thumbup:

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:02

very nice pen :thumbup: but my biggest beef as usual with sailor is their ridiculous ink capacity converters
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:11

Thank you for your nice review. I also have this pen with naginata-M.
I think this pen is one of the most well-proportioned pens.

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Wow, really tempting! Thanks for the beautiful pics. :roflmho:


Good looking pen and good review Hari :thumbup:


Thanks for the kind comments!

very nice pen :thumbup: but my biggest beef as usual with sailor is their ridiculous ink capacity converters

thanks! FWIW, I am perfectly satisfied with the ink capacity of their cartridges. I rarely use the converter with any pen except probably Pilot.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 17:27

Surprised I missed this superb review. :clap1: Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this very good looking pen Hari. It is easy to see why you fell in love with it. Also enjoyed seeing your other metal pens.

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