Sailor Pro Gear Slim - Tako
- 14K Gold Nib
- Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (Sailor proprietary)
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- Release date: April 2023
- Comes with a converter and a cartridge
Solar Terms Series is available in 4 colors: Fuki, Tako, Hagi and Yuzuyu
Sailor's Solar Terms Series is inspired by equinoxes and solstices, which are celebrated in Japan as the seasons change throughout the year.
Tako is a light berry pen with small gold glitter flecks in the body and off-white ends. The colors of the pen are inspired by the colors of "tako", the word for octopus in Japanese. Tako is a common food and snack had on the summer solstice.
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