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Sailor Fude de Mannen 55deg green

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  • 55 degree angled nib
  • Stainless steel nib with gold plating
  • Cartridge/converter - Sailor (converter not supplied)

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£ 14.70

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Sailor's Fude de Mannen Calligraphy fountain pen has a special nib curved at a 55 degree angle. This offers variation in line thickness depending upon the angle that the nib is held to the paper. A more vertical angle produces a narrow stroke whereas a shallow angle will give a thicker line.

Supplied with 2 black Sailor cartridges. No converter is supplied but the Sailor converter can be bought separately.

The cap of this pen does not have a pocket clip but a small rib prevents it rolling away.

Sailor has updated the specification for this pen in July 2020  and the new specification does not have the gold lettering on the barrel; it just has Sailor Japan printed on the cap above the cap ring.  



Perfect for sketching

Bought this after reading Liz Steel’s recommendations on her website for sketching pens (she is amazing — check her site out!) and it was a good decision. I’ve got R&K Alt-Goldgrün in it, which is a perfect pairing — the nib’s curve/angle gives you at least a half-dozen different line-widths to choose from, from EF (reverse-writing) through to about a 1.5mm stub, at a guess. Great for sketching/doodling, especially trees. I use a smaller fude-type nib for general sketching while I’m out (PenBBS do one — see Etsy, if the moderator will let me say that) and once you get a feel for it it’s very intuitive. It’s like a Pilot Parallel, only fluid and versatile instead of blocky and crisp. I love it! NB: buy a converter as well. Just do it — Sailor’s black cartridge is lovely, but the converter is worth the investment.

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Sailor Fude de Mannen 55deg green

Sailor Fude de Mannen 55deg green


Length Capped = 169 mm

Nib length = 17.9 mm

Section length = 16.2 mm

Section diameter (max/min) = 10.5/9.4 mm

Barrel diameter (max) = 11.6 mm

Total length (not posted, including nib) = 148.6 mm

Total length posted (including nib) = 189.9 mm

Weight = 13 g

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