I finally got home a little while ago and arrived to several pen boxes. But with greatest anticipation was the Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear that was ordered over a month ago.
Big Bird vs. Godzilla!
I've been writing with my Pelikan M1000 (M) for about a month. It has been a challenging pen to learn how to write properly with as it is my thickest line and wettest and softest nib. I do enjoy writing with it, but I have to be very relaxed, soft and fluent with my strokes. It has a bit of a magic marker feel and sound. To be relaxed and fluent with the pen I have to hold it a little further up the section. The section does feel thick in my hand and the pen does feel pretty long, with the weight of the brass filling mechanism sitting a bit up the pen barrel. I enjoy it, but I really can't enjoy long writing sessions with it. In a sense it has prepped me to appreciate how to write with the Broad nib on the Sailor before even getting the pen.
I've not had my Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear ( B ) long but I can tell you, this pen absolutely fits like a glove. It is like I have been writing with it for months. It is so smooth on paper with the slightest feedback, it is about as wet as the Pelikan, which I like and it really feels much more balanced, with much of the weight connected to the section. Unposted it is also much shorter than the Pelikan, but fits in my hand perfectly. It is about the same unposted length as a Pilot Metropolitan, with a much thicker section and no step to the barrel vs. the Metro. My hand naturally holds this pen at the base of the section right behind the nib. The section feels slightly more slender or tapered or fitted than the Pelikan, which is also nice. I just have so much more control of the slightly bouncy Sailor nib than the soft Pelikan nib.
For me, there is no doubt the Sailor King of Pen works better for me than the Pelikan M1000. The ergonomics, balance and nib feel all excel vs. the Pelikan for me. My plan is to use cartridges and syringe fill them at this point for the low capacity Sailor.
Capped I was surprised they had a similar size feel... The Pelikan very slightly longer and the Sailor a bit fatter:
Unposted the Pelikan is much longer. The nibs are about identical in length but the Pelikan nib feels bigger to me:
Finally, in the Pelikan Medium vs. Sailor Broad match up the Pelikan line looks slightly thicker than that of the Sailor, but as it is being written it feels much wider. Both are super juicy:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Ooops... misspelled 'Professional'. Now we know why they call it Pro Gear.
Edited by Tseg, 14 April 2018 - 03:56.