Sailor Pro Gear Slim Shikiori - Sansui Series - Yuu Tsubame

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Sailor Pro Gear Slim Shikiori - Sansui Series - Yuu Tsbame.

This new Shikiori series is inspired by the beauty of Japan's four seasons, paying homage to the flora and fauna of wild nature. Yuu-Tsubame (Swallows) are representative of spring time where they are known to fly the skies at sunset. Swallows are also seen as messengers of good fortune! 


  • Yuu Tsubame (機織り鶴)
  • Nib: Medium Fine
  • 14K Gold Nib
  • Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary) 
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  • Release date: 11/28/2023
  • This series is available in Yuu Tsubame, Komakusa, Nadeshiko, and Kamoshika
  • 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.


  • Capped: 12.3cm
  • Pen only: 11cm
  • Posted: 14.3cm


  • Cap: 1.5cm
  • Barrel: 1.3cm
  • Section: 1cm

Weights: 19.7g