Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen - Steel Nib - Fine

Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen - Steel Nib - Fine

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This very slim fountain pen is quite attractive with its stainless steel fine point nib and painted PBT resin body. Perhaps it will recruit your heart to use it as a pocket pen. Fountain pens such as these are sought after by those who like to take notes with fountain pens while on the go. The pen is small enough that you can attach the pen to slim planners and pockets, which is unusual for a fountain pen. The pen has a diameter of 11 mm and the length of 125 mm (almost 5 inches) and weighs 12 grams (0.4 oz). Conveniently refills with ink cartridges. Thin body is not compatible with the Sailor Fountain Pen Converter.

Customer Reviews

WHY WHY WHY is this product...
January 8, 2013
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WHY WHY WHY is this product no longer available?!?! The best pen ever! My old one - which I had a loved and still love - broke. :(
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I agree with the reviewer...
January 16, 2013
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I agree with the reviewer below. This fountain pen was perfect. No skipping, feathering, leaking, or loose nib. It was a flawless fountain pen, if there ever was one. I can't believe this pen is no longer being made. I hope they bring this pen back soon. I'd be willing to pay up to $50 for this pen.
This is the pen that...
February 3, 2011
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This is the pen that got me interested in using fountain pens again. After using a fat body Waterman and cheapo Shaeffer years ago with medium nibs, I didn't think much of fountain pens.

The thin body and fine Japanese nib were a revelation to me. I didn't know such fountain pens existed.

I found the first on in the Maido store in San Francisco about a year ago and immediately ordered two more from JetPens for my son and daughter.

However, all three of us have found that the pen doesn't travel well. The pen doens't hold up will when being bounced around in backpacks across college campuses or walking to work. All three have developed the same leak around the nib.

I spent some time cleaning mine up and readjusting the nib, but the problem returned in a couple of weeks.

Also, the cap doesn't sit firmly on the back of the pen, so has a tendency to fall off when writing, especially the longer we used the pens.

So...love the pen as an introduction to what a Japanese fine nib fountain pen can be, but I can't recommend it for the long haul, nor as a traveling pen.
This is the first fountain...
December 11, 2010
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This is the first fountain pen that I have owned and it sold me. This pen is fantastic, I love writing with it and now I have 4. I like to keep one for each of my favorite colors of ink, so that I can switch without having to swap cartridges or converters. This pen is so nice that I now have a new hobby and jet pens is the only place that I shop to feed that need. I love this site. At first I couldn't believe that people actually wrote reviews for ink pens!

Now I get it and I'm doing it too.

This pen leaves a very nice clean line that dries quickly. I personally like thin clean lines, even my pencils are 3mm for clean lines. This pen doesn't scratch enough to damage the paper but it scratches enough to give me that "fountain pen" feedback that makes writing with one feel cool.

Highly recommend this pen to anyone, and in fact I do all the time. I also recommend jet pens too.
This was the first fountain...
November 30, 2010
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This was the first fountain pen I purchased, and I have had such great results, I bought one for someone else as a gift (and she has had good results as well). Recommended! In fact, I like it as much as my Lamy, though it will dry out more quickly than the Lamy.