Sailor Pro Gear Fountain Pen - Knight to E4 (North America exclusive color)
In chess, the knight is a significant piece and holds quite a bit of power. It moves in an L shape, much different than any other piece. Therefore, it can jump over pawns to capture more significant pieces, such as a rook or the queen, or even check the king.
"Knight to E4" is a homage to the knight chess piece and is the first in The Checkmate Series by Sailor. It has a beautiful pearlescent charcoal body, gold trim and a bicolor 21k gold nib. Moreover, this Pro Gear boasts an elegant custom finial with a chess knight design. Plus, "Knight to E4" is the first North American Exclusive to have a weighted metal section making it feel like a real chess piece.
- Bicolor 21k gold nib
- Fill mechanism: Cartridge or converter (Sailor proprietary)
- Pearlescent charcoal with gold trim
- Custom top finial with a chess knight design
- Weighted metal section
- Limited edition production of only 500 pieces, individually numbered on the box
- More Sailor
- Release date: May 2022
Comes with a converter and a cartridge
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 1970's, 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.
- Capped: 13.5cm
- Pen only: 10.6cm
- Posted: 12cm
- Cap: 1.6cm
- Barrel: 1.32cm
- Section: 0.9-1cm