Japan observes the changes of time with celebrations for the spring and autumn equinox, and the summer and winter solstice. The Sailor Professional Gear Slim Solar Term Series shines a light on some of the finer traditions beloved across Japan on these special seasonal days. The Tako fountain pen represents the summer solstice, with a faded rose barrel complimented by cream finials inspired by the octopus traditionally eaten on this day in hopes of an abundant growing season.
Sailor's Pro Gear Slim fountain pen is a comfortable mid-sized pen, small enough to fit in a pocket but long enough for comfortable everyday use. It's got a classic shape with a flat-top cap and a round barrel and grip, and comes with a converter and ink cartridges to get you started. Sailor makes their gold nibs in-house, and they're known for being exceptionally precise, with a unique feedback sensation. (Note that Sailor nibs run on the fine side, like other Japanese fountain pen nibs.)
- Medium-Fine 14k Gold Nib
- Pen body is made of durable PMMA resin
- Fittings in 14k Gold-plate
- Capped length: 4.9"
- Posted length: 5.6"
- Ink converter and 2 black ink cartridges included
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- Made in Japan
- MSRP $295 | Everyday discount 20% off
The first company in Japan to make fountain pens, Sailor has a long history of producing finely crafted writing instruments. Their pens are loved for their precise nibs and their colorful designs.