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Like a previous reviewer...
, September 25, 2012
Like a previous reviewer mentioned. Sadly design of this pen has changed.
Prior to the change, this pen was one of my favorite EF fountain pens. In terms
of smoothness and fineness, it outperforms many pens 10x the price. I bought
another one as a backup two months ago. When I opened it today, I was surprised
to that the pen looked different. Instead of the really long slender nib, the
pen now spots a shorted stouter nib that is stiffer and not as smooth. Not that
it mattered to me, but the metallic ring between the pen section and the body is
gone as well. JetPens still has the picture of the older design on the site. The
model number of the picture of the old pen says "11-0072-120". The new one spots
a model number of "11-0073-120". You can see a picture of the new design at :
http://sailorshop.jp/SHOP/11-0073-120.html. I wished I could have learned of the
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I love this pen, It is...
, October 19, 2010
I love this pen, It is the finest extra fine I own Parkers, Shaeffers, Pilots I
have one hero 616 that is almost, but not quite this fine, I polished the Nib to
get it as smooth as possible. I find myself using it more and more as my first
choice, of the dozens of pens lying out to use. I even put a slide-on chrome
pencil clip on the taper so i can carry in a pocket the cap twists on tightly
enough to work very well. When the two supplied cartridges get empty I will
refill them with Noodler's "no feather"ink (very dark and archival) great pen
for the money spent and it just feels classy in your hand. Now if if my hand
writing were just legible!
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, July 5, 2012
NEW-NOT-IMPROVED-VERSION (July 7, 2012)
I bought this pen and the Platinum Carbon back in January 2012. Love both pens
for slight differences. And for their great price I was able to buy both.
My complaint is that when I received my new, second Sailor today I noticed that
it looked a little different than the one that I bought in January. After I
compared it the the two I see that the nib and nib casing are completely
different. The body looks the same to the naked eye but the cap fits
This new pen is scratchy and the nib is stiffer than the one that I bought in
January. I will continue to work at breaking this one in, though I don't
remember having to "break-in" the older one. It's still a nice product, but if
I'd have bought this version first I may have never bought a second one.
I read all the reviews and no one has seemed to notice this idiosyncrasy. So I
write this mostly for those of you who are purchasing a second or third pen and
expecting the old version.
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I love my Sailor pen....
, October 4, 2010
I love my Sailor pen. I don't have a ton of experience with fountain pens, but I
like it more than the Pilot Varsity pens I've been using. I have had no problems
with the ink drying on the nib, and I've only used one cartridge in several
weeks (not doing a ton of writing though).
My cap snaps on nicely, absolutely no trouble. The ink is a good color and it
writes nicely for an inexpensive pen. I strongly recommend this if you are
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This is an exceptional...
, October 12, 2012
This is an exceptional fountain pen for everyday use. The EF nib is just that,
extra fine. I purchased two of these fountain pens to give them a spin and
found the performance actually rivaled my more expensive fountain pens. I use
it for daily writing at work and I would recommend this fountain pen to anyone
who may be considering the writing experience of a fountain pen but not yet
willing to make that financial commitment towards a more expensive instrument.
Also, should you find yourself misplacing this fountain pen; the cost would be
considerably negligible when compared to losing a more expensive fountain pen.
I read some of the reviews that comment on the “scratchy” feel of this
fountain pen on paper. I personally found this fountain pen’s performance on
the grades of paper I’ve used to be adequate. Were I to use my “finer”
paper for correspondence and such, I would more than likely switch out to my
more expensive; Pelikan, Kaweco, Pilot or Waterford… But again, for simple
everyday use, this really is a great fountain pen for the price.
I will definitely purchase several more of these Sailor pens to give as gifts
with journals to loved ones and a few more for myself of course...;-)