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Sailor 1911 Large - Ringless Galaxy - Orion

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Sailor 1911 Large - Ringless Galaxy - Orion features a metallic crimson body illuminated with silver shimmer and a black ion-plated nib and trim. The hue evokes the red supergiant star Betelgeuse, the second-brightest star in the Orion constellation and the tenth-brightest star in the night sky.

Sailor's 1911 Ringless Galaxy collection takes inspiration from the colors of the night sky and the stars that shine from deep in the galaxy with five distinctive deep hues sprinkled with silver glitter. The nib, trim, and clip are all black-ion plated, and the ringless cap allows the pens' colors to shine, uninterrupted. The Ringless Galaxy fountain pens are overseas exclusives, not available in Japan.

    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 decided 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): 14.1cm
    • Diameter (cap): 1.8cm
    • Weight: 21.6g