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Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Blue


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#1 lingyuki

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 14:24

Pics first:

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First Impressions:

Wow! My Grandad sent this pen from Asia when he heard I'd been accepted into my top choice college/turned 18/was graduating. I love it! It matches my school color too! thumbup.gif

The Sailor nib:

It's a H-M "Hard Medium" (guessing on the "H-M")? It writes quite fine, like a 0.5 mm about. After writing with it, I FINALLY know what all those Sailor enthusiasts were talking about. This nib is SMOOOOOOOOOTH. (I need Santana to play that song right about now.) WowZA! cloud9.gif

Basic Specs:

This pen takes Sailor cartridges only. I love Sailor inks so I'm not complaining.

The size is comfortable when posted. I really like how the designers of the pen put the threads on the back of the pen! Great idea and really useful mechanism. eureka.gif Having used a retractable nib Decimo and VP for a while, I'm not that used to keeping track of a removable cap.


Love this pen! My collection will soon be of only these two pens. (Selling the Pelikan to a friend perhaps.) I'm ready for college!

Edited by lingyuki, 25 April 2008 - 14:25.


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#2 ethernautrix

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 16:43

I have this pen, also! Mine is an XF nib. And lemme tellya, it is EXTRA fine! EXTRA EXTRA!

But I love it. I have a black with silver trim with a F nib on its way. Hurrah!

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#3 AndyHayes

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Posted 25 April 2008 - 16:49

I have one of these and I wasn't stuck on it at first, but it has grown on me since. It remains the smoothest of the nibs that I have. It doesn't get as much use as it should though.
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#4 el3ssar

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 14:20

Nice pics !! I love my Sapporo, it is fantastic (I miss it, I should have take it with me crybaby.gif ). But I have a Pro Gear on its way, hope it will be there within a week cloud9.gif

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 14:33

Nice pen, congratz~

Even though it is cartridge-only, once you finish the cartridge you can rinse it out and refill the cartridge with any ink you like, using a syringe.

#6 Keng

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 15:03

Great pen, nice handwriting too...

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#7 KCat

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 16:35

ooh - the dark blue. Very nice. I love these pens and eventually hope to have more (both mini and regular size "Sapporo" (Pro Gear Slim.) Nice pics and nice commentary.

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#8 Brian

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 20:08

Congratulations on a great gift that will provide a connection to your family as you are away studying hard. Good luck with school, it will be challenging and fun.






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