Sailor Cocktail Series Pro Gear Fountain Pen - Gin-Based Cocktails - Blue Train. Since 2011, Sailor has released one special edition of its Cocktail Series fountain pen with each year. Each pen is named after a popular drink. Following the Cocktail Series 10th Anniversary Set in 2020, the Sailor "mixologists" are back with a new collection of five Pro Gear Standard fountain pens inspired by gin-based cocktails: Around the World, Violet Fizz, Blue Train, Argentina, and Gin Martini. Each of these pens is tipped with a 21K gold nib that guarantees a luxurious writing experience.
Blue Train is a shaken cocktail with a subtly sweet flavor, made of gin, blue curaçao or triple sec, and lemon juice. Its bright blue hue is definitely an eye-catcher at any bar.
- Sailor Pro Gear Standard Fountain Pen
- 21K gold nib
- Available in Fine, Medium-Fine, and Medium
- Includes a cartridge and converter
- Also sold as a set: Sailor Cocktail Series Pro Gear Fountain Pen Set - Gin-Based Cocktail Series. This set includes all 5 pens in the series, a black Sailor leather pen case for storing all 5 pens, 5 converters, and 5 black ink cartridges.
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.