Sailor Veilio Fountain Pen - Blue Green. This pen features deep blue swirls on its transparent body that evoke ocean currents, with a matching blue grip section and finials; the silver-colored inner detailing shines through the transparent barrel.
The pens in Sailor's Veilio series feature flowing marble-like patterns on transparent bodies, evoking elegant veils that allow glimpses of the ink, matching converter, and other components inside. Each pen is made of a single rod of acrylic resin that is cut and hollowed, making every piece unique; the outer and inner surfaces are both polished with special lathe blades to create a beautifully glossy and shiny finish.
The Veilio fountain pens are fitted with Sailor's smaller 21k gold nib and the pen barrel is slightly larger in size than Sailor's Pro Gear Slims, but smaller than Pro Gear Standards (see dimensions below).
- Release date: February 2023
- 21k gold nib
- Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/converter (Sailor proprietary)
- Comes with a converter and a cartridge
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- Diameter: 1.7cm
- Length (capped): 12.6cm
- Weight: 21.5g
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 1970s, 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.