My first experience with Sailor fountain pens was when I was accidentally sent one instead of the Platinum Bourgogne I ordered. It was a fine but I was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness of the nib and I have been a fan ever since.
Sailor make some of the most collectable and pretty pen colourways on the market, and this pink gold edition was released a while back during the rose gold phase. I bought this along with my 2 stealthy Sailors, the Black Luster and Imperial Black. Out of the three, this is arguably my favourite of the haul.
The pink gold features a white pen with rose gold trim. In photos or promotional images of this pen, the nib looks like it’s a yellow gold, compared to the trim which is rose. In real life, the colour on the nib is more yellow, but not as obvious as some of the photos I’ve seen. I’ve put a photo of the two colours side by side below for your own judgement.
Sailor nibs are a bit inconsistent out of the box. While most of have been fine, I’ve had a few that were really scratchy and unpleasant to use. This nib, I’m pleased to say, is perfect for me. Its actually one of my favourite Sailor nibs I own and is the perfect level of wetness and smoothness for my taste. Being an MF (medium fine), it sits between medium and fine. I was a bit worried that it would be too fine for my taste, but as it is wetter than other nibs, it ended up working well for me. Its actually wider than the 2 other MF’s I own in the Rain Sound series, which speaks to Sailor’s inconsistency to my mind.
I’ve had this pen for a while now and it remains one of my favourites in my collection. I would put this firmly in the “never sell” category of pens (although, this might include most of the pens I own).
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