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Sailor 1911 Large Lefty - Black/Gold Trim

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Sailor 1911 Large Lefty - Black/Gold Trim.

This pen pairs Sailor's classic 1911L body with a nib specially designed for left-handed writers. Sailor's Lefty nib has a rounded shape with the tipping material cut on the left side; this shape better accommodates left-handed writers, who often write with their pens held upright rather than at an angle and/or with a hooked grip. 

  • 21k gold nib
  • Available in Fine, Medium Fine, and Medium
  • Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/converter (Sailor proprietary) 
  • Comes with a converter and a cartridge
  • Available in Maroon/Gold and Black/Gold
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Sailor was founded in 1911. The founder Kyugoro Sakata was given a fountain pen by a friend returning from the UK after studying at the Royal Navy. He was inspired and determined to start making fountain pens in Japan. Sailor became the first fountain pen company in Japan, and earned many more firsts in Japan—first ballpoint pen in 1948, first ink cartridge in 1954 and first brush pen in 1972, etc.

In the 1970s, Sailor made a popular beginner fountain pen, "Candy," that sold more than 15 million within a few years. However, the number of the fountain pen users were declining as ballpoint pens became more mainstream.

In 1981, Sailor decided to go in the opposite direction from their "Candy" pen and began focusing on producing a higher standard series, which is the 1911 series we see today. Their focus on making a higher standard provides a great foundation for their later series of pens. Today, Sailor makes one of the most diverse lines of nibs, some of which are designed for specific writing purposes such as writing musical notes to one that is best for character writing.

The 1911 offers a great balance and a smooth writing experience. The pen writes with a slight but satisfying feedback and it fits perfectly in the hand.


Length:

  • Capped: 14cm
  • Pen only: 12.2cm
  • Posted: 15.4cm

Diameter:

  • Cap: 1.6cm
  • Barrel: 1.33cm
  • Section: 1.1cm

Weight: 24.5g