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Sailor Pro Gear Slim - Japanese Sweets - Manju

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Sailor Pro Gear Slim - Japanese Sweets - Manju

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these new Japanese Sweets Sailor pens. The series is based of Wagashi, or traditional Japanese confections, that are commonly served with green tea. Each pen takes inspiration from a different version of the traditional Japanese sweet and is paired with a matching Shikiori ink (instead of tea)!

This Manju pen is based off of the beloved Manju, a steamed bun made from wheat dough and filled with red bean jam. 

  • Sailor Pro Gear Standard Fountain Pen
  • 14K gold nib
  • Gold Trim
  • Includes matching ink: Sailor Shikiori Doyou
  • Available in Fine, Medium-Fine, and Medium
  • Includes a cartridge and converter

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.