Pre-Owned Pens: Sailor 1911 (Early Version)

Pre-Owned Pens: 1882 Sailor 1911 (Early Version)
Era: 1980-present
Price: $175.00
Ahoy! Thar be an er-lie Sailor 1911 model fountain pen that looks a bit like the Professional Gear pens...but is really just the original version of the 1911 model. About the same size as a Mont Blanc 146, this eye-catching preowned pen is a little lighter than true navy blue and has gold trim. It uses only Sailor brand cartridges and converters but comes with neither. A close look reveals that it was a daily user, but there are no cracks or egregiously deep scratches. The acrylic anchor button on top of the cap seems a little soft and "fuzzy." Its 21k gold nib writes a surprisingly wet, medium line with a bit of feedback on reverse down strokes. Click the headline and the nib close up looks more like an extra-fine, but it definitely doesn't write that way. 14cm capped.