Sailor Pro Gear Fountain Pen - Stellar Black Hole. The new Sailor Stellar Black Hole is inspired by and named after a phenomenon that creates widespread wonder and fascination: the Black Hole. The body and finial are space black with various speckles like an explosion of extraterrestrial dust, while the cap is a warm golden yellow with golden glitter like stars spread across the surface. Stellar Black Hole by Sailor is a Pro Gear Standard size that features golden accents and a bicolor 21K gold nib that offers an effortlessly smooth writing experience.
- Sailor Pro Gear Standard size
- Bicolor 21K gold nib with gold and rhodium plating
- Available in EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
- Includes a cartridge and converter
- Limited production of 1,200 in 2022
About Sailor: 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 Professional Gear Fountain Pen 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.