Sailor 1911 Full-Size Fountain Pen Gloss Black with Gold Trim
The 1911 Full-Size (also known as the 1911 Large in some markets) is Sailor's flagship model, featuring an elegantly tapered design and the smooth-writing 21k nib for which Sailor is renowned. The 1911 Full-Size in Black with gold trim is a cartridge-converter pen that can be filled with bottled ink using the provided converter. It can also use Sailor brand cartridges. The 1911 ships in a handsome and practical presentation box which also includes two ink cartridges.
Length: Capped 14.2 cms (5.5/8 ins). Cap posted 15.5 cms (6.1/4 ins). Cap diameter 15.9 mm measured over centre band. Weight: 24.6 grams (with convertor fitted).
Nib is manufactured from solid 21ct gold. Sailor nibs tend to write a size down from European nibs. Pen was purchased as a medium, but this exquisite nib writes more on the fine side of medium with a hint of flex.
Pen is brand new and un-inked and in mint condition. Supplied in original case, external card box, cartridge convertor, two ink cartridges and full user instructions.
We purchased this pen direct from Japan to technically compare it with a modern Montblanc 146. Quality of manufacture and nib are excellent. If there is a down side to this pen, it would be that it is not a piston filler, and therefore has a lower ink capacity. Rather than compare with the Montblanc 146, the real comparison should be with the Montblanc 147, which uses only cartridge filling.