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Was there ever was a long sized Sapporo in Yellow released, or is my only option is to save up for a Pro Gear in yellow? I am looking for the flat top model in Yellow and Black, and would appreciate some input. Thanks!

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As far as I understand, the Sailor Sapporo & ProGear stand the same to one another in the same way as the 1911S vs. the 1911L.

 

The Sapporo / 1911S are the small versions of the ProGear / 1911L.

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Thanks for the replies. I have been resisting the Lamé line, mostly because I tend to rapidly degenerate into being a completionist and will want to buy all of them!

 

The 1911S is still longer than the Sapporo mini, is that correct? I can't seem to find it now, but I thought I had seen here an image of a yellow Sapporo in 3 sizes: mini, standard and long (mini, 1911S, 1911L). I might be mistaken, but in that case was the yellow produced only in Mini and 1911L sizes?

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The 1911S is still longer than the Sapporo mini, is that correct? I can't seem to find it now, but I thought I had seen here an image of a yellow Sapporo in 3 sizes: mini, standard and long (mini, 1911S, 1911L). I might be mistaken, but in that case was the yellow produced only in Mini and 1911L sizes?

 

This can indeed be confusing. I'll try to clarify (and hope, I all get everything correct...)

 

1911 series: rounded ends.

ProGear series: square ends.

 

This makes the 1911 series a tiny bit longer than the equivalents in the ProGear series. Imagine the ProGear as a 1911 with chopped off ends (and an anchor shield in the cap).

 

Also:

The 1911 series is called "Profit" in Japan. In some countries it seems to be called 1911 Profit.

The Professional Gear Slim is called Sapporo in Japan.

The Professional Gear Mini is called Sapporo Mini Japan.

The 1911L is the Large version, which is also called "Full Size" in some countries.

The 1911S is the Standard version, which is also called "Small" in some countries.

The "Professional Gear" without any extra's in the name is normally the "Professional Gear Standard."

The King of Pens is always the largest, and appears in many different incarnations.

 

Now, the size comparisons:

 

ProGear Standard <==> 1911 Large, 21K nib, same price, same size.

ProGear Slim <==> 1911 Standard, 14K nib, same price, same size.

ProGear Mini (a shorter version of the Slim) <==> No equivalent as 1911 / Profit, AFAIK

ProGear KoP <==> 1911 KoP, 21K oversized nib, same size, same price. Difference: the ProGear KoP has trim and cap bands, the 1911 KoP does not.

 

In Japan, the 1911 and ProGear/Sapporo are available in MANY more colors than outside Japan. If you want any other color besides black, and sometimes, white, you'll have to go through eBay or a Japanese retailer.

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