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Sailor King Of Pen Pro Gear Size Comparison?


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Hello,

 

I placed an order for what would have been my grail pen (OMAS Brown Arco Milord with a broad nib); however, it is looking like the retailer is going to be unable to fulfill it (RIP OMAS). As they were unable to fill it, they have offered to refund the purchase price, or replace the pen in the order. I find myself drawn to the Sailor King of Pen Pro Gear Sky Blue; however, there does not seem to be a lot of information about the KOP Pro Gear on FPN.

 

I am a bit hesitant to order though, mostly due to the size of the pen. I am worried that it will not be long enough to use unposted (as I do not generally post my pens). So far, the ideal pen for me has been the Pelikan M800/M805. It has a nice heft to it, and is long enough for me to use it unposted.

 

I'm curious as to how the length of the KOP Pro Gear compares to the M800. Any pictures comparing the KOP Pro Gear to an M800would be extremely helpful.

 

All the best,

 

ncc82602

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To my eye, they are very close to the same length uncapped. To the best of my ability to measure (not super precise,) I get:

M800: 12.6cm; PGKOP: 12.3cm. The real difference though, and there is a huge difference in feel is in gripping width.

The PGKOP is fatter at the grip and where it hits the web of my hand. I often will post the M800 sized pens, but never post the PGKOP.

 

I don't think the length is the the concern of buying a PGKOP without trying it, given the 0.3 difference in length.

 

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb215/gregamckinney/800vsKOPPG.jpg

 

Best Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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Thanks, Greg! That picture is very helpful. Ergonomically speaking, how do you find the PGKOP for longer writing sessions?

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It isn't a pen I typically use for longer writing sessions, but have on a couple occasions. It is very comfortable. It is not a light pen (nor is it overly heavy at 20g with a cartridge in) but the weight sits low in my hand and is very pleasant.

 

Regards, greg

Don't feel bad. I'm old; I'm meh about most things.

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I used to have a KOP in the 1911-style body. It was a great writer. However, it's a very different pen from an Arco-pattern celluloid OMAS Milord. Any particular reason you're drawn to the KOP as oppose to something like an Aurora Optima in celluloid? Both Delta and Visconti also make some beautiful piston-filled celluloid pens. Of course, I love Japanese pens, too.

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Yeah, I started by looking at the Italian pens the shop offered. I initally looked into the Aurora Optima (especially the 360 Monviso, and the 365 Abissi); however, I knew that the Optima was a rather small pen and as such decided against getting one. I also considered a Visconti (Homo Sapiens Florentine Hills or London Fog) and while the dimensions were appealing, Visconti's quality control was not.

 

I am interested in the KOP because I have thoroughly enjoyed my experiences with Sailor pens. use a 1911 with a fine nib as an EDC pen, and it has always been a great writer - even though I prefer broader nibs. The many great reviews of the KOP and it's variants (such as the LB5) brought the pen to my attention, and every review that I read/watched spoke very highly about the KOP nibs. After the discount I was offered brought the Resin KOP's into my price range, the Sky Blue seemed like an easy choice over standard black with gold trim and demonstrators as I'm a bit of a sucker for coloured demonstrators (such as my Omas Ogiva Alba).

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