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  1. I have Sailor 1911 L Sailor Compass aka Profit Junior Platinum 3776 Century Platinum President Pilot 74 Pilot 78g Muji pen
  2. This is my first post. I have been dormant for the last 11 years since signing up to fountainpennetwork in 2010. I bought my Sailor Pro Gear Slim 14k MF yesterday which made me write this post. As soon as I got home I wrote a couple of hand written letters to my cousins in Canada, which if I mail them now will reach them in the next 40 days !! I bought this from Sailor retailer in Hong Kong for a bargain price of US $98. I went to the shop to buy Pelikan M200 which retailed around $140 but couldn't resist the deal of owning a sailor for less than $100. Most pens were at a discount
  3. https://sailor.co.jp/topics/kinproebo_naginata/ https://sailor.co.jp/product/10-1585/ Slated for June 5 in Japan and available in NMF, NM, and NB. Again, a bit surprised for the (more or less?) standard release given all the fun people have been experiencing when trying to get their hands on the flames and waves versions of the ebonite naginata.... But when you consider the price you got to pay for one of this baby - a critical blow of 165,000 yen, it's not gonna be a easy choice.
  4. Perhaps you have already seen the announcement of another 100th anniversary commemoration pen (actually, two), a KoP with Naginata nib. Links Instagram Press release Page on website Price: 165000 incl. tax Have you analyzed that a bit? The same pen with a normal KoP nib costs 83600. (Assuming that I didn't miss a feature own to this new pen, making the body more expensive than the normal version - it is always difficult to read on a mobile phone.) Let's think, the nib would be 20000, then the body is
  5. This collection has been made in an intensive attempt to find the most ideal and complete shades of brown color fountain pen inks over the internet and as long as writing with a medium size fountain pen is what I'm concerned of, the "infinity symbol" on a regular paper is the thing I've considered saving these samples. I've also benchmarked the index card samples for those which were not available in infinity sample. All the top-rated fountain pen inks – even those which are not mentioned here probably for the lack of a quality brown ink – have been taken into account. ~ Here's t
  6. Sailor and Kingdom Note have been collaborating on inks for some time now, five years I think. This year (2017) they started a new series called "Green Experience" which like the other series such as "Insects" and "Fungi" consists of five inks. Two cover green plants from Southeast Asia, and three are based on green plants in Japan. This is a fairly broad category and could cover the many many shades of green, but it seems this line focuses on the slightly bluish greens found in nature. KN and Sailor have chosen some very interesting shades. This shade perfectly captures the color and tonali
  7. So, at one point of another... we have all said.. "Wow, I wish I could get THAT ink".. but is discontinue/expensive/unobtanium .. etc So, here is the place where you should come and check if "THAT" ink has a Doppelgänger (look-alike, double, one who nearly or completely resembles another).. I will start... I will remind you, that even the same ink looks different depending on nib/flow/paper .. so these are examples inks with the same/similar hue.. that depending on your nib/flow/paper it might look identical.. Have you heard of Sailor Tanna Japonensis (Evening Cicada).. what about
  8. https://ofmaga.com/product_news.html?eid=02148 Basically, the profession gear slim mini line has been renewed. Now, the line include the follows: 1. 3 Basic colors (Ivory, black, and maroon) 2. 7 choices of 14k nibs (EF, F, MF, M, B, Zoom, and Music) 3. MSRP 14,300 yen (Z and MS versions 16,500 yen) 4. Available at stores offering Sailor FPs in Japan starting May 15 (Zoom and Music versions starting June 19).
  9. Arctic_Wolf

    Favorite Nagasawa Kobe Ink?

    Title sums it up, but for more info I'm looking to start collecting these after having completed Kingdom Note, Pen-and-Message, SanKoDo, lines and most of Bung-Box's lines (still waiting on a couple seasonal inks to show up... looking at you Ebisgold)
  10. On my recent trip to Japan I was able to play with fountain pen tester displays by Platinum and Pilot with pre-filled pens and supplied paper. Upon returning, I had been meaning to make a comparison with some Western nibs and generic writing implements. Unfortunately I only have a Sailor EF nib at the moment, but will soon get a Sailor 14K music nib to add to the comparison. These were scanned at 600DPI for more detail, so the images are pretty large if you zoom in on them. Not sure if this post should go here or to Regional Focus -> Japan - Asia. First, the spliced comparison table (
  11. white_lotus

    Sailor Kobe #40 Sumiyoshi Brown

    As well documented in Visvamitra's epic review of all the Sailor Kobe inks, there are many interesting inks in this line. Sumiyoshi brown is one. Many, if not most, browns on the market today have a strong red component, and there are very few cool browns available. This ink is one. I find it has a very vintage vibe to it. The origin of this ink could be in the Japanese brush painting tradition, but perhaps someone with better knowledge of this could confirm that. This ink is not a match for the classic Parker Penman Mocha, but it leans much more in that direction than many other brown inks
  12. The-Thinker

    Sailor KOP nibs sound

    To those who own a sailor k0p do you feel that the nib makes a louder pencil like sound while writing; compared to the sailor profit Large? Could it be my own nib or is it due to the larger nib size
  13. From the album: Translated third-party content

    The Sailor Promenade has been discontinued, and is not in the 2021–2022 Catalogue; whereas the Profit Lite is new (and not yet released for retail at this time) and was not in the 2019–2020 Catalogue. Is the Profit Lite a simple rebranding of the Promenade? Well, not quite, despite the range of body materials and colourways being apparently the same for both.

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  14. From the album: Translated third-party content

    It looks like these may be the replacement for the discontinued Sailor Promenade. Sailor Promenade Shining Red had model numbers 11-1031-x30, and Promenade Shining Blue had model numbers 11-1031-x40, while Promenade in black with silver trim had model numbers 11-1033-x20; so the Profit Lite cannot be said to be the same pens as the Promenade. Moreover, Broad, Zoom and Music nibs were not available on the Promenade models, and Extra Fine only available on the Promenade in black with gold trim, so this would be an expansion. I'm a little surprised that the MSRP for the Profit Lite is the same as

    © Sailor Pen

  15. DrDebG

    Sailor Manyo Nekoyanagi

    SAILOR MANYO NEKOYANAGI Sailor created another line of inks, the Manyo line. The inspiration for this line of inks are flowers found in the Manyoshu, an ancient collection of Japanese poems. The inks are presented in lovely square glass bottles and contain 50ml of inks. While the caps appear to be plastic, they are faceted for ease of opening. The opening of the bottle is 25mm in diameter and should fit most fountain pens. Now to the fun stuff! I first saw a review of this ink at mountainofinks.com (https://www.mountainofink.com/blog/sailor-nekoyanagi)
  16. mmm... the amount of Sailor-related release this month seems ridiculous... https://sailor.co.jp/news/20210401/ (press release in Japanese) So for the 110th anniversary, Sailor will be releasing 3 pens - "Premium", "Shirokane", and "Kurokane". Premium is limited to 110 pens worldwide, while the other 2 are both limited to 1,100 pens each. Release date is May 27, 2021. Looks like you get the 21 k nib stamped with "110th anniversary", a special wooden box, and a pen sleeve made from hemp fabric for these anniversary pens. The premium version comes with a b
  17. The-Thinker

    Sailor Ancira custom pen

    With the introduction of the new sailor x plus shop Ancira, sailor introduced custom pro gear making, do you think sailor would expand that and offer special nib customization or grinds to it too? Ps why haven’t we still seen other nib sizes to the kop model or sailor triple stacked nib ?
  18. collectorofmanythings

    Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Review

    I am relatively new to Fountain Pens (I started in early December 2020) and a little bit ago I got my first gold nib pen, which was my “grail pen” when I started, so now I am going to do a review! Design (9/10) I personally have small hands, so I don’t mind pocket pens. I understand how many don’t like pocket pens, but I personally love them. On this particular pen, it has a stair-step looking clip, which comes not out of but just under a gold band, and on the finial is the Sailor anchor. Below the cap, there is a thin gold band and right under that is a thicker g
  19. https://www.ancora-shop.jp/ So it looks like the partnership(?) between PLUS and Sailor is moving forward at a fairly rapid pace, with the first collaborative shop opening on March 26. Conveniently located in Ginza, this store seems to display a range of Sailor pens and inks - as well as the occasional ink workshop and product maintenance clinic event. Then there's the bunch of Sailor limited products such as the inks and birthstone gem pens (and I believe a PLUS stationary set as well). Hopefully someone in Japan will have a chance to stop by and provide a firsthand a
  20. Sailor Manyo Inks are a line of inks inspired by flowers written about in the ancient Manyoshu poetic compilations. I recently obtained 5 of the 8 inks. I am hoping to obtain the last three in the near future. Shown below is a quick writing sample illustrating the colors. Excerpt written from "The Screwtape Letters" by C. S. Lewis Paper: Seven Seas Crossfield Notebook with Tomoe River 52gsm paper Pens (in order as written above): Haha: Italix Captain's Commission with stub nib Nekoyanagi: Pilot Metropolitan with 1.0 stub nib Sumire: Lamy Studio
  21. The Sailor Pro Gear Slim is one of those pens that I have wanted quite early on in the hobby. On paper ( no pun intended ), it has a lot of things going for it; it's attractive and well built, and for many, will probably be one of their first gold-nibbed pens ( my first modern one ). Was it worth the wait? Yes, it was worth the wait, but it was quite a long wait. When I got the pen, I rushed to clean it and ink it up, but there were a couple of problems. First, the nib tines were quite tight and the pen was far too dry to write properly. Obviously, you can adjust that yourself if you feel co
  22. This Sailor pocket fountain pen was manufactured in February 1965 (date code H. making it one of the first Sailor pocket pens to be produced. Although, once very common in Japan, they rarely come up for sale now. This is most likely due to the age and owners like to hang on to them. They are unusual which attracted me and they’re surprisingly good for writing. Pocket pens are still popular and make a revival every 15 years. Pocket pens are a rather unusual design (long cap, short barrel) and started by Platinum in the ‘60’s and due to the high demand both Pilot and Sailor soon entered the
  23. Here is my new Sailor Bespoke King of Pen Ebonite Iro-Miyabi Fukaai with broad nib. A most excellent writer with a unique fine stone urushi finish aka ishime-nuri. Fine as in quality but more so in execution; its a fine grained pontilated finish that is pleasantly tactile and mercurial of color. Pictured along with the Sailor is a Nakaya with a much larger grained ishime-nuri finish. The name fukaai refers to dark blue, and it can look that way, but also light blue and greenish blue. Blue is an unusual and modern color for urushi. This pen is most unexpectedly interesting.
  24. https://bungu.plus.co.jp/special/feature/yozakura_collabo/ Well, I think most people who's been paying attention to the Japanese market have heard about the new relation between PLUS and sailor. It's no secret that many are worried about what's going to emerge out of this integration. Perhaps too early to tell, but at least this stationary set combining a notebook, ink, and pen seems OK for the price charged - and definitely targeting female users or as a gift set.
  25. I saw this today on the reddit fountain pen sub. Link to the thread https://www.reddit.com/r/fountainpens/comments/hh8em6/sailor_may_be_getting_bought_out/ From this article (in Japanese) https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXMZO60703660T20C20A6TJ2000/ Also talked about in this podcast https://podcast.tokyoinklings.com/ The above linked article says basically this (copied from the reddit thread above) "Financial news from last Tuesday. Sailor published convertible bond for Plus to get 2 billion Yen, which if converted to stock would give Plus over 57% ownership. Plus had been the largest h

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