Saturday, October 18, 2008
Sailor Stainless Pocket Pen
While on vacation this past week, I was thrilled to open my e-mail and discover that I had won this 1970s NOS 18k white gold broad nib fountain pen on Ebay. I was even happier to discover it waiting for me at my office when I returned, considering I paid for it on Tuesday and it arrived from Japan on Friday. It arrived more quickly than a Cross pen that I purchased from the Midwest. This is my first "pocket pen" and it is in perfect new condition, even though it is about 30 years old. Unfortunately, I failed to order ink cartridges with it so have not written with it yet. The description, price and service from Sakura Zeppelin were outstanding - I highly recommend her and look forward to future purchases. For more detailed informaton on Japanese pocket pens, see the recent posts on Inkophile.
Labels: Pens, pocket pen, review, Sailor
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Oh, you're just trying to tempt me. Of course I had to click on the ebay link, you knew I would; but I resisted! I'm actually eyeing the Lamy Safari All Star in raspberry with a fine nib. I will be dropping Christmas hints to Alexander but I've learned recently from an informed source that men don't take hints. Maybe I should order one for myself then let him know I've taken care of his Christmas shopping for him.
Now that you've had your pocket pen for a while, what do you think of it?
I have to admit that I was disappointed at first because the nib was more rigid than I expected and the ink flow was on the dry side. But with some use the ink has come to flow more readily and I really like it.
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