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Sailor CYLINT Fountain Pen - Patina

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Sailor CYLINT Fountain Pen - Patina

The CYLINT is a new pen design from Sailor, first released in September 2023, and is different from Sailor's traditional 1911 or Pro Gear models.

The Patina fountain pen is crafted by master artisans out of brass, with a brown Hanmon-Kujyaku (mottled peacock) patina finish. This appearance is achieved through a process from Takaoka, Japan, which has been used for over 400 years. Through controlling heat and chemical reactions, the process results in a color variation that resembles a peacock's feathers. The intentional corrosion and oxidation of the brass material have a unique look, which will evolve over time and continue to gain depth. Since each pen is made by hand, each patina color pattern is unique, with no two pens being identical.

If you need to clean the pen, wipe gently with a slightly damp cloth, then wipe again with a dry cloth. Always make sure to store the pen when it is fully dry, because any residual moisture may cause the piece to tarnish. It is the normal and natural for brass to change color over time and this change is a trait to be expected and cherished.

  • Nib: Fine, Medium, Broad
  • 21K Gold Nib
  • Body Material: Brass
  • Trim, Accent, & Grip Section Material: Gold plated brass
  • Cap Top & Barrel End Material: Resin
  • Weight: 37.2g
  • Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary) 
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  • Release date: 12/13/2023
  • Contains: 2 black cartridges, 1 cleaning cloth

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.

Lengths:

  • Capped: 13.3cm
  • Pen only: 11.8cm
  • Posted: 16.2cm

Diameters:

  • Cap: 1.5cm
  • Barrel: 1.2cm
  • Section: 0.95cm
Weight: 37.2g