Sailor Pro Gear Slim - Storm Over the Ocean. A distant lightning storm upon the wild ocean would be a brilliant event for any sailor to see. This striking natural phenomenon has been captured in a glimmering deep-blue pen with electric lilac accents on both finials. The barrel of this pen features Sailor's special "metashine" finish, boasting a unique shimmer. This pen is a 2022 limited edition.
- 14k gold nib with rhodium plating
- Silver trim
- Fill mechanism: Cartridge or converter (Sailor proprietary)
- Available in Pro Gear Slim, Pro Gear, and Pro Gear King of Pen
- More Sailor
- Release date: June 2022
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