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.


Anonymous said...

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.

Inkophile said...

Now that you've had your pocket pen for a while, what do you think of it?

Veemack said...

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.