I just recived my Sailor PG last week and I would like to give a little review on it.
Pen with cap: 5 inches
Pen without cap: 4 1/2 inches
Pen with cap posted: 6 inches
Barrow: 1/2 across.
First impression was this pen is alittle bit short. It reminded me of the Mont Blanc Boheme collection. But the resin was very nicely done, much more glossyer then my other pens around the same price point.
Body design and balance (4.5/5)
This is actually a fairly large pen considering its width. This pen has some weight to it, it is heavier than my Pelikan M605 and Namiki Falcan. It has a really nice balance to it, unlike on the Pelikan M605 the weight distribution without posting the cap is toward the tip of the nib the Sailor PG's balance point is a inch away from the tip of the nib, simply put it, it stays where your finger holds the pen. Now if you post the cap on this pen the balance still stays around the same point, it kind of solved the shortness problem. This weight distrubition system really make this pen a special one in my collection. If you like a pen that has some weight and won't tried you out from writting all day this is a pen for you. The finish is really nice I don't think anyone will complain about it with this price point, I think it is nicer than a typical $240 pen you would get considering the workmanship involve.
Nib design and actual usage 5/5
Unlike the regular 1911 the Professional Gear has a two tone nib design that reminded me of typical european nib design. When I was serching more information about this pen I came across a describtion " The nib is polish silver with gold trim around it" I don't think the word "polish" is entirly accurate it is more like cromed out. You can see my reflection in one of my picture. The nib is very smooth, smoother than my M605, Falcan and Startwalker. Overall I am very happy with the nib.
This is a really well made pen I think this will be one of my always filled and ready to go pen for years to come. I would have give it a 5/5 but the pen is kind of short to use without posting the cap. Now the question is will I buy it again after handleing this pen? Yes. And will I pay $240 for it? Yes because the material and the workmanship is better than most pen around that price, and if you can find a cheaper price I say go for it, it will not disappoint you. The bottom like is: if you are like me who don't like to post cap when writting I recommand you to try it out in person before buying it, but if you like to post cap than you love this pen. It would make another nice addition to your collection.
Edited by kaisede, 02 April 2006 - 01:26.