Sailor Tea Time Series, a new series designed to celebrate different tea time traditions practiced around the world. The first in this series was inspired by Sweden. The Sailor Professional Gear FIKA Cup pen and Professional Gear FIKA Hallongrotta pen were designed to honor the Swedish tradition of Fika. Fika is an afternoon coffee break that is less about making a quick stop for a to-go cup, and more about the experience of savoring the moment (and a pastry) with a friend. Fika is such an integral part of Swedish culture that most companies require time away from work for this practice each day.
- 21K Gold Nib
- Rhodium trim
- Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary)
- More Sailor
- Release date: November 2021
- Available in Pro Gear Slim FIKA Hallongrotta, Pro Gear FIKA Cup, Pro Gear KOP FIKA Cup
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.
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.
- Capped: 13.9cm
- Pen only: 12.4cm
- Posted: 16.6cm
- Cap: 1.8cm
- Barrel: 1.5cm
- Section: 1.2-1.3cm
Weights with cap: 34g
Weights without cap: 22g