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Just bought a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Red Supernova and I am a bit disappointed. While holding the grip, I felt a seam. I also felt that the section was damp. On closer look I saw a washed out blue from the Souten (my guess) I originally loaded the pen. So what can I expect of this. Will the dampness (I assume it is coming from the feed) cause the seam to start pealing away? Is this a problem I should have when I paid 200 dollars for. I have never seen this on the grip section of a pen including the 1911 Realo I own. Am I expecting too much?


Better yet, if you had been thinking of buying this pen, would you now have second thoughts.

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Is the ink coming from the nib and feed?  Because sometimes new pens *are* dip tested before shipping (there was some .  But if it's coming from the seam in the section?  I'd be looking for the possibility of cracks.  And be contacting the seller (it may have been damaged in transit if it wasn't packed well, either by the seller or the manufacturer).  But yeah, I'd be having second thoughts about buying one after hearing this.  

I have three Sailor pens, and got all of them from reputable retailers: Cult Pens in the UK, in the case of the Pro Gear Slim Purple Cosmos, because they still had them available with most nib widths when I finally took the plunge -- I had stalled because of the price of that pen over that of the regular lineup colors; and Anderson Pens for the 1911S Loch Ness Monster and Wicked Witch (and in that case I had to send them a photo of the LNM because I was afraid they'd accidentally sent me the wrong pen -- the color was SO different from the promo photos). 

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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