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Special edition of the inspired by the description of the summer sky in Japan as observed by Sei Shonagon 966-1017 whilst in service of the Empress Teishi. A smaller version of the Professional Gear fountain pen with 14k gold nib. Also known as the "Sapporo". Please note that Sailor nibs are a finer than on most European-made pens. Therefore, if you want a fine point order a medium etc. Converter filling mechanism (supplied).
This pen is a spectacular deep blue colour, following the theme of a famous Japanese collection of essays (The Pillow Book - a famous collection of essays by Sei Shonagon 966-1017 whilst in service of the Empress Teishi). In these stories, a humble servant girl describes a number of special colours which are seasonally related. This first one is the unique Midnight Sky as witnessed in the Summer months in Japan. Note that the colour of this model is very slightly lighter than in the photos provided by Sailor.
Comes with a Sailor converter.
What we like:
We love this deep blue finish and the story behind the pen evokes a sense of timelessness.
"In summer, the night—moonlit nights, of course, but also at the dark of the moon, it’s beautiful when the fireflies are dancing everywhere in a mazy flight. And it’s delightful too to see just one or two fly through the darkness, glowing softly. Rain falling on a summer night is also lovely.”
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Length Capped = 123 mm
Nib length = 19.9 mm
Section length = 17 mm
Section diameter (max/min) = 10.3/9.3 mm
Barrel diameter (max) = 12 mm
Total length (not posted, including nib) = 109.9 mm
Total length posted (including nib) = 142.9 mm
Weight = 18g
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