Sailor certainly is among Japans Big 3-pen manufacturers (beside Pilot and Platinum) – and you won’t have to dig very deep to find a fountain pen enthusiast to even claim that Sailor makes some of the finest nibs, if not pens, in the world. And the person would surely not be off track.
While Sailor makes a whole range of different fountain pen-models, two of the most well known and common ones are the Pro Gear and the 1911. Both pens are available in over-size and standard versions. While the latter are definitely more affordable, Sailor is generally known for making high quality pens that have their price, though. Since I recently had reviewed the first strand of the afore mentioned, which is the Pro Gear (Regular), I am glad that I can now bring to you the review of it’s sibling, the 1911 Standard.
Before we hop into the review, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the kind people at La Couronne de Compte for providing me with this pen so that I could do this review. You can also buy the Sailor 1911 at their webshop (no affiliate-link) for 149 € – which is a good price alongside certainly stellar customer service.
Now, let’s have a closer look at the pen in the video-review below, which is, as always, preceded by some quick facts. Again, I hope the review is helpful and that you enjoy watching it!
- Sailor 1911 Standard (Demonstrator – the pen is also available in many other finishes and sizes)
- Body: transparent PMMA resin
- 24k gold plated accents and trims
- Cartridge-/converter-filler (Sailor proprietary, converter supplied with the pen)
- 14k gold nib-options: Extra Fine (EF), Fine (F), Medium (M), Broad (B), Music (MS)
- Price: 149 €
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