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Does/did the Sailor Pro Gear Mini REALLY come with an EF nib?


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I'm shopping for a Pro Gear Slim Mini and found one on eBay supposedly new with an EF nib (seller in Japan).  My understanding was they only came with MF nibs?  In fact I would vastly prefer an EF.  Can somebody confirm Sailor sells/sold a PGSM with an EF?  So I can be relatively sure that the seller is not up to anything shady?  Crossing my fingers...

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2 hours ago, CXC said:

Can somebody confirm Sailor sells/sold a PGSM with an EF?

 

Sailor does.

 

(What is it with people requesting help or asking for favours, from peers and strangers in online forums, and not even bothering with saying ‘please‘ these days?)

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5 hours ago, A Smug Dill said:

 

Sailor does.

 

(What is it with people requesting help or asking for favours, from peers and strangers in online forums, and not even bothering with saying ‘please‘ these days?)

 

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Thanks for responding even though I didn't say please.  I'll try to be better moving forward.
I now have two nice people helpfully telling me (with proof) that the Slim comes in EF.  I didn't express myself clearly: what I please would like to know is if the Mini comes in EF.  I found no indication to that effect on the Sailor site or half a dozen retailers.
Thanks in advance,
 

I have found that at least two separate eBay sellers have them, so I am gaining my nerve.

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I understand where your question comes from, as most of these limited and/or mini pens by Sailor only come equipped with a H-MF nib, but there are vendors out there, who either change the nib, or Sailor also distributes these with other nibs already (I am not sure about the details).

 

I did buy a Sailor Pro Gear Slim Mini Beni White on eBay last year with a H-B nib, and a Sailor Nagasawa Kobe Pro Gear Slim Mini EF also, so yes, these are also available with other options than H-MF.

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13 hours ago, JulieParadise said:

I understand where your question comes from, as most of these limited and/or mini pens by Sailor only come equipped with a H-MF nib,

 

The first two releases (with six colourways each) of the relaunched Sailor Professional Gear Slim Mini, which started circa mid-2020, offered no other nib option but 14K gold H-MF. However, Sailor has since made three plain colours (black, maroon, and ivory) of the new PGSM model — which no longer has the external thread near the end of the barrel, that allowed secure posting of the cap by screwing it in place — available with all seven ‘standard’ nib options for the Profit and Professional Gear product lines.

 

Nib options other than H-MF were offered for some Sailor's ‘collab’ exclusive models of the PGSM for certain stationery stores or retail brands (e.g. Nagasawa Stationery Center, Bungubox), prior to Sailor's own relaunch in 2020. For example, the Morita store exclusive was offered with H-F and H-MF (but not H-EF) nibs.

 

 

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the official designation of the colour is maroon, not red

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25 minutes ago, Uncial said:

Thank you, I never knew that. I just assumed the Slim was the mini.

 

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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

 

You must be polite to the impolite man!!

 

He does however deliver the goods as always ;)

...so many items are offered in more variety for the JDM, it's a good thing we clueless folk from the other side of the world have a resource like ASD and FPN (in all seriousness!)

David-

 

So many restoration projects...

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