Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain Pen Review
Product Review of the Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain PensI love Sailor fountain pens so I was immediately drawn to the Sailor 1911 Black Luster fountain pen when it came out. The entire pen is "blacked out" with an ion plated nib and metal accents and a glossy black resin cap and barrel.
The Sailor 1911 Black Luster fountain pen has the same shape and design as the Sailor 1911 large fountain pens. The ends of the pen and cap are both tapered and rounded into a bullet shape design. It integrates some of the best features of other Sailor pens including the weighted grip of the Sailor 1911 FL, The ion plated nib and accents from the Sailor Imperial Black pen, and the sleek high gloss finish of the Sailor 1911's.
Branding on the pen is very subtle which I like. Around the bottom of the cap is a thick band of the ion plated black rhodium. The band is etched with "Sailor Japan Founded 1911". Because of the black color it is hard to read without holding the pen close. From a distance it simply looks like a pattern etched into the band. The only other branding is on the nib which is etched with the Sailor anchor style logo and 1911 just above it. 21K and Sailor are also etched very small below the anchor next to the grip of the pen.
The cap of the pen is threaded and must be unscrewed to remove it. I do prefer the snap off style cap for quicker access to the pen but the threads are of a high tolerance and run smooth. To post the cap you simply press it on the end of the barrel, no threads needed there.
Although I really enjoy the look of the pen but the best part has to be the way it writes. It comes with a 21k gold nib that is very smooth. I opted for a fine nib and even though its a Japanese fine, finer than a European fine, is not scratchy at all. Writing with the Sailor Black Luster pen I feel that it is perfectly balanced. The cap and barrel are made from a light weight material but you can feel the weighted tip of the pen in the grip section. I feel no fatigue when using the fountain pen for extended periods. The pen just feels like a well made, quality writing instrument.
Pros of the Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain Pen
- Weighted Grip section for great balance.
- Smooth 21k gold nib.
- Blackout finish looks fantastic.
Cons of the Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain Pen
- Price. May be a bit expensive for some writers.
Conclusion on the Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain Pen ReviewOverall great pen and a great writing experience. I really like the smooth nib as well as the weighted grip balances the pen when writing. The pen is in the higher price range but an excellent fountain pen if you can afford it.
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Specs of the Sailor 1911 Black Luster Fountain PensLength: 5.500 in.
Posted Length: 6.000 in.
Diameter: 0.625 in.
Body/Trim: Black Resin/Ion Plated Black
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A truly beautiful writing instrument, with a unique visual appeal. I should not forget to mention the top notch customer service. Thank you!
overall: 5 out of 5