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What Should Be The First Sailor One Should Get?


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I've never had a sailor before but I always liked the brand becuase I heard a lot of poeple talk good about Sailor a friend of mine once told me that their nibs are very smooth and I am a sucker for smooth nibs.

 

So I decided to get one. I know that they have a few big pens and I have tiny hands so Im looking for something smooth and mid sized

 

any recommendations?

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The black pens are 1911L & 1911s

and the Boring Details

http://www.fototime.com/7A5AE11F6841ADA/large.jpg

Today I am using the 1911s.

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Sailor nibs are never intended to be butter-glass smooth. They are nails, smooth but always have some feedbacks. Those characteristics made a Sailor nib.

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The posted length of the 1911L is about 155 mm, not 135 mm.

 

Fly_us is correct about the standard Sailor nibs. They also write finer than European or American nibs, as many have noted. The situation may be different for the specialty nibs, which seem to be responsible for a big part of the Sailor nib reputation, but only a very small part of their production volume.

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Go for any Sailor with gold nib (1911 or Pro Gear is recommended) dont waste time or money on metal nib. I love Sailor gold nib o lot but have never impressed in the metal. For me, Sailor metal nib is stiff like a nail, a lot of feedback. But the gold is very smooth like a dream.

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The posted length of the 1911L is about 155 mm, not 135 mm.

 

Fly_us is correct about the standard Sailor nibs. They also write finer than European or American nibs, as many have noted. The situation may be different for the specialty nibs, which seem to be responsible for a big part of the Sailor nib reputation, but only a very small part of their production volume.

Yeah, that was the wrong table. Edited now.

 

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Based on my experience, I would buy the ink and call it quits.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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