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  1. The-Thinker

    Sailor new release

    Are there any rumors on what sailor will produce next on their fp lineup, specially after the introduction of the 400 limited edition naginata KOP ? Are there any rumors for more specialty nibs on the KOP model ? Or anything unique for their anniversary maybe ? Since sailor has been really active these days!
  2. I have heard that sailor’s nibmeister Yukio Nagahara retired, i was wondering what would be the future of sailor like (as a company know for their amazing nibs). Will their specialty nibs develop, or would the nagahara nibs never be produced again due to the retirement (king cobra , eagle ,...).I want to hear your thoughts and references regarding the topic!
  3. When I read descriptions of the Sailor Specialty Nibs, I believe I understand what each can do. However, I don't understand who would want to use them, other than those writing characters which are traditionally written using brushes. If you are writing in a language that uses the Latin alphabet, how would you use a Nagahara nib that gives different line thickness depending on the writing angle? David
  4. Hi, Lately I've been obsessing over the Sailor specialty nibs. But, I owned a Sailor with a Naginata Togi nib and didn't really like it. My current obsession is over the Cross Point. It looks like a really cool and versatile nib, but, dang they're expensive. If I go through nibs.com and get a Realo (seems like a piston fill would be wise since these nibs are super wet) plus a Cross Point I'm looking at over $600. A concord nib is much cheaper, but the video I watched on it made it sound super scratchy. So, have any of you tried these nibs? What are your thoughts? I realize these are really made for Japanese calligraphy and not for English, but I would also use mine for Hebrew (or that's how I'm trying to justify it!). Susan
  5. I have an opportunity to purchase a Sailor 1911L with a Saibi-Togi nib. I'm not familiar with this, but is it really much different from a regular 'extra-fine' nib? Does anyone know where I can go to find a writing sample comparison? Thanks!
  6. My boss is an artist and I let him play with my pens periodically. He recently inherited an MB 149 but it's in the shop. He said to me he should give me two bills and let me find him something that's big, with a broad flexy nib he can use like a brush. I told him that $200.00 was pathetic. Then I gave him a list of web sites to look at - the usual enablers - and told him he should go to the San Francisco show and handle a few pens...just to see what he likes to hold. But just for funsies, what pens meet his criteria? I use itty-bitty ringtops; he has big hands and wants something that could double as a baseball bat with a music nib. Does anyone have any suggestions I can pass along?
  7. Hello FPN!! I always liked fountain pens; for years I have only written with one. But it was only about a year or two ago I REALLY got the fountain pen fever. As in buying pens that cost as much as a regular day of work, and having no place to put them, and walking around everyday carrying 4 or five of them. lately, my EDC has about 15 pens... But, I digress. So, I wanted to talk about this amazing pen I just got in the mail a couple a days ago. I always read a lot of good things about Sailor, and was really interested in trying one of their specialty nibs, but they were so expensive!! So, one day, browsing ebay I found this seller, Bombare, announcing a auction with the sexiest of the specialty nibs, and made a bid of less than half the retail value for this pen. Needless to say I spent days hardly sleeping, obsessively checking ebay to see if some @@%##$#$# had outbid me...!! then WOW!!! I won it!!! I could hardly believe it!!! Finnally I would own one of those magic nibs!! About one month later ( yep, customs in Brazil can take an incredible amount of time to release items... making my life a lot harder!!) I received a nicely package from Japan, with this outstanding pen!! Now, to the review! First impressions: The box is a lot bigger than regular sailor boxes, and more luxurious. Inside the cardboard box there was another box in a kind of velvet lining, nice. Opening it there was a nice Sailor logo, a converter, two cartdriges a booklet and a nice letter in japanese, probably saying "Thank you for buying our pen, we hope you like blablabla" And the pen. Montblanc?? Nope, but pretty close. it seems Sailor has a bit of a thing for MB... Appearance and design: 9-10 The pen is very beautiful, solid, quality plastic. My wife dropped it uncapped about one hour after I got it ( almost led me to a divorce...) and I could see no damage. Impressive. Three gold bands. nice clip, the big band says "Sailor Japan founded 1911". Very atractive, but nothing exactly new. High quality though, You can feel it. Filling system: 7-10 Sailor proprietary converter. Nice, works well, eazy to clean. But it takes a minuscule amount of ink. Nib : 10-10 This is where Sailor truly shines. My friends, this is the SEXIEST nib I have ever seen. Look at these lines, this pronouced beak, the crisp inprints... I fell in love with it at first sight. It´s actually two nibs fused together, one on top of each other, and the tip has a interesting design, reminds me of a eagle beak. And the tip also has a cross shaped slit, to increase inkflow. But the nib is only as good as how it writes, rigth?? And how does this baby rolls?? In one word: delicious. The downside writes a japanese fine, quite smooth, some feedback, but very pleasant. No flex, as per the design of the nib. When writing upside-down is where this baby shines: it writes a luxurious, thick, brush-like line. Butter smooth, glides across the paper. It´s very pleasant. So much so that I like to just doodle with it. It´s kind of an accountant nib, where the downstrokes are thinner than side strokes. Lovely shading too. Never has this baby skipped on me either. Cost and value.8-10 Aye, that´s the rub. It usually retails for 535 ( nibs.com ) wich is quite expensive for a pen, no matter how you look at it. It does deliver an outstanding experience, but it´s a bit steep. I could never bring myself to pay full price. BUT, as I said in the beginning, I payed half price for it, and I think it´s truly a bargain. Even for full price I would buy it if it wasn´t for the insane amout of taxes and headache I would have here. Conclusion: 34-40 I really love this pen, can you tell?? Lovely body, very sturdy ( as my wife proved it...) and the sexiest, juiciest nib in the house. If you like interesting pens, smooth, and with many aplications, grab it. It costs about as much as a Montblanc but I think its so much better. So, that´s about it. Hope you enjoy it, I welcome any advice. See ya!!

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