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Posted 02 August 2020 - 00:12
“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart."
-Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
Posted 02 August 2020 - 11:51
I was about to get a Maroon/Burgundy 1911 Large BP, but the fact their refills are proprietary, I give up. I will get a BP if the refill is Parker or Jetstream compatible.
I have a Sailor 1911 Large Burgundy, but I'm not using that much anymore. Anyway, the FP it looks classic and amazing, and it writes beautiful straight out of the box.
Posted 02 August 2020 - 13:27
Don't Sailor's ballpoints take Sheaffer style refills?
Platinum's take Parker style and Pilot's take their own G2 style (with Pilot's hybrid acro or gel ink).
I don't have any of their ballpoints (except Pilot's Acroball), but I'd expect them to be good quality.
I was considering buying some BPs and mechanical pencils to have nice sets, but have shelved the idea (for now).
I'm more in favour of Pelikan ballpoints (Parker style refill) and mechanical pencils (0.7).
The Japanese mechanical pencils only take .5 leads, whilst I prefer .7 (when talking nicer sets, not the cheaper lines, where you can find .7 and sometimes .9, which still tends to be harder to find than the ubiquitous .5).
And some of the BP refills are also available in only smaller sizes, eg a .38 ballpoint I can't imagine using, .7 is the finest I can tolerate, as the line is very fine and there's a lot of feedback, bordering on scratch sometimes (depending on paper and angle).
With gels it's different, as the lines are thicker and bolder in terms of ink depth.
I went a bit off topic.....
I have tried some of the Sailor disposable/cheap ballpoints, which were nice to use, but nothing special. I prefer the Acroball or Jetstream, simply because the Sailor ballpoints didn't offer anything more than the others and the others are easier to get ahold of (pretty much any shop stocks some Acros and Jetstreams, but Sailor BPs need to be ordered from Japan, which is to me not worth the hassle).
Edited by Olya, 02 August 2020 - 13:30.
Posted 05 August 2020 - 00:23
I own a 1911 BP in black with gold trim. It is a high quality, mid-size and lightweight resin pen with a precise twist opening mechanism. I have the original blue .7 mm refill in it that writes well, but not as dark or as smooth as the newer hybrid or gel-type refills in other pens I use.
In the US, Goldspot of New Jersey carries Sailor brand refills in black, blue and red. The point widths are listed as .7mm and "Fine". Not having purchased a refill, I can't advise on the actual width of a "Fine" refill. The .7 mm works well in everyday use. It is used rarely, but I plan on keeping it long term.