Thursday, June 25, 2020

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 34

From one blue Japanese fountain pen to another... Meet René 's beautiful new Sailor 1911 "4am" fountain pen!

(all photos by Rene ~ please click on images to enlarge)

René:"This is a Sailor North American exclusive from last year, the "4am". This is the Standard size model of the 1911 pen. The body is a demonstrator pre-dawn-blue, with black ion-plated trimmings."

"It's a gorgeous pen with a fine, rhodium-plated 14kt gold nib, and is meant to represent the state of mind of late-night-owls or very early morning risers."

"The only things that don't quite jive with me is the visible plastic cap insert and the bright rhodium colour of the nib, which contrasts with the trim. But they are relatively minor and subtle, so they don't really detract much from the beauty of the pen."

(Note: In case you were wondering what the "1911" in the Sailor model name stands for, it's the year in which the Sailor pen company was founded. It was the first Japanese company to produce fountain pens, and is still going strong :)

Many thanks to René for another fine contribution to our virtual "show & tell"!

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