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Sailor Pens

Sailor
Sailor Pens of Hiroshima, Japan, have over 100 years of perfection and quality in their writing instruments. Using only premiere quality materials and an exactness for their superb nibs, Sailor Pens continues to impress both the collector and everyday lover of unique and quality writing instruments. The Sailor name comes from founder Kyugoro Sakata’s British sailor friend who introduced him to fountain pens. Add a Sailor pen to your collection today!

Most Sailor pens come with a 1 year warranty. Warranty information is included with each Sailor pen. For details on a specific Sailor pen fee free to ask.

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Sailor pens and writing instruments.

Country: Japan

Customer Reviews

Shikiori Four Seasons (20ml)
Red-brown that leans heavily toward the red with gold sheen. Unique color, I’ve seen a lot of inks and I can’t think of any that match this. Reds are of rare-use for me, so I appreciated the smaller volume. Behaves well, moderate flow, reasonably fast drying for fountain pen ink, ~10-15 sec on Rhodia. Really like this one, the gold sheen makes it special!
John
Pasadena, CA
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1911 Standard Royal Tangerine
This is my first Sailor pen, and I am very impressed. My medium nib (I’d say it’s ~ same as a western steel fine) has a smooth and pleasant graphite-like feel to it, which I’ve never experienced before, although other reviewers have commented on this being a Sailor hallmark. I originally paired the pen with a dry ink that had hard start issues and didn’t pair nicely with the nib’s feedback. Switched in one of my pilot iroshizuku inks, which are known for being moderately wet, and now it’s just perfect. I can keep it uncapped during the entirety of an hour-long meeting with intermittent writing and it doesn’t hard start at all. This plus the smooth feel of the nib and the unique, pleasant feedback justifies the price to me. Virtually no flex in the nib, but I think the slight give it does have reminds me it’s not steel.
I have medium-sized hands (by latex glove sizing) and I find this pen comfortable with or without posting. Those with large hands may find it to be a bit too small. It’s light and well balanced without feeling cheap, though I would have liked a little more heft in the material, particularly in the section. The orange color slightly changes depending on the lighting environment (fluorescent vs. incandescent, which I think is why so many people online say pictures don’t do it justice) but I don’t think it ever ventures into a super-obnoxious neon orange. In my book, this is just textbook orange, my favorite color :) Hope that info helps!
John
Pasadena, CA
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
Sailor Yama Dori is one of the best shading inks. Its mix of Blue + Black + Green.
Thanks Penchalet for making it still available in 50 ml bottles.
Vikas
ICHALKARANJI, Maharashtra
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
Excellent Dark Blue Ink with beautiful red sheen on wet medium nib and good paper.
Really good water Resistance.
Vikas
ICHALKARANJI, Maharashtra
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1911 Standard Royal Tangerine
Fantastic pen! Gorgeous color, a delight to hold and use, and the nib is perfectly smooth and responsive. My new favorite pen! (I’ve used it with Sailor Jentle Apricot ink for a week or two.)
Gil
McKinney, TX
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1911 Standard
Wow says it all. Super smooth, nice line variation, and very comfortable for me. It has become my favorite take everywhere pen.
Steve
Apple Valley, MN
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Pigmented Ink Cartridge(12pk)
This ink is one of the best cartridge inks available for the Sailor line of pens. No feathering. Smooth as silk when writing.
Lianne B.
Honolulu, HI
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Professional Gear Slim Purple Cosmos
The Pro Gear Slim Purple Cosmos is more beautiful in person than in photos. I like that it has sparkles, yet its appearance is subtle.

When posted, it's a comfortable size in the hand and feels balanced. I chose the music nib, which gives me some line variation and shows off inks. The nib was perfect right out of the box. I've kept it inked since I got it. Wonderful pen.
Corinne
Mesa, AZ
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Jentle Sample(4ml)
This is the most beautiful ink. It flows so nicely and is so vibrant!
Lauren
Little Rock , AR
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Shiki-Oriori Pro Gear Four Seasons
Love it. Smooth nib and gentle touch.
Kristina
Gray, LA
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1911 Large Royal Tangerine
21K HM nib.
Orange is one of my favorite colors, and I really enjoy Sailor pens, so I splurged and bought this for my birthday.
The pen is typical for Sailor -- an excellent nib for writing. The nib has a nice amount of flex on the downstroke, so it helps create a nice script.
I love the size of the pen.
The only "ding" is that I got some ink on the barrel thread for the cap. It cleaned right up, but I don't have this issue with pens with darker barrels.
Bradley
Charlotte, NC
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1911 Standard
Really lovely pen. Very smooth refill. And as always wonderful service from the Pen Chalet.
Michael
TORONTO, ON
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1911 Standard
This is a superior pen. I bought the Fresca color and I love this color. The pen has been amazing. But what is better than the pen is The Pen Chalet. Their customer service is the best I have experienced from an online seller.
Mark
Layton, UT
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1911 Standard
Had some issues with the nib at first, but Pen Chalet was very responsive and made things right ASAP. Now one of my best writers (along with my Platinum 3776). My only complaint is it feels a little small in my hand, but that is an issue of design not performance.
Matthew J
Winters, CA
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Pigmented Ink Cartridge(12pk)
My go to ink for signing documents at work where I need some degree of permanence. Really solid blue black.
Matthew J
Winters, CA
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
This line of ink is the best, bar none. Never had a flow issue in any of my pens, and even performs well (and safely) in my vintage Esterbrooks. The range of colors are phenominal (I have 11 different colors), and my absolute favorite is Yama-dori. Many sheen and shade well, but the properties do vary a little from ink to ink. To bad about the just announced new bottles and price increase. I'm stocking up now!!!
Matthew J
Winters, CA
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Professional Gear Slim Purple Cosmos
This is excellent pen, smooth writing and good feel
Chad
Logansport, IN
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1911 Large
I was impressed by various reviews and videos of the Sailor 1911L. I wanted this style because I have huge hands and most pens are hard for me to use. I always considered buying a Meisterstuck Mont Blanc but the prices have been out of reach. I've used a friend's once and the size was perfect but I thought that perhaps the famous brand name is why it is overpriced. Since the Sailor is a much lower cost, roughly the same size with a 25K gold nib, and apparently as good as or better than Mont Blanc pens, I decided to buy the 1911L with the medium music nib. That pen is great but I am still having problems getting just the right angle to make the script how I would like. I tried to replace the music nib with a fine nib but that seems to be impossible. During the Pen Day Sale, I decided to break down and get another Sailor 1911L with a fine nib. I have been using it regularly and it is an absolute joy to handle. I am using a ink converter and love the Sailor ink. I am impressed with how gracefully the nib moves across the page with hardly any effort. I am writing a memoir, almost every day. I prefer writing this way more than with a computer. I love the flow of handwriting, the texture of fine paper, the look of the text, despite my poor handwriting. Using a computer takes away the sensual act of writing and must affect the style of writing. I will use the music nib for sketching, where its great character creates more flexibility. I hope some of you will consider taking advantage of the Black Friday deals and buy this excellent pen.
Albert
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
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Pigmented Ink(50ml)
One of the best performing truly waterproof permanent inks available. The color is rich and dark and looks amazing (a brilliant sheen can be seen under magnification on many papers of varying quality).
Brandon
East Liverpool, OH
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
Beautiful beautiful ink. If you like Noodler’s Apache Sunset you will love this ink. Phenomenal shading, especially in my Neponset. One of my favorite inks.
Jack
Tampa, FL
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Pigmented Ink(50ml)
I got the "blue-black" Sei-Boku, which is really more of a medium-to-dark ink, depending on your pen and nib. with high flow pens, the ink will be dark, and you will even see some purple sheen. This ink's behavior and performance is top notch! It does not feather on any decent paper (and is even fairly feather-resistant on poor paper), has the least amount of bleed-through of any ink I've tried, and is very waterproof. In addition it's a low-maintenance ink. It's really well priced at this vendor as well. Highly recommended!
Natalia
Allston, MA
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1911 Large
This is a beautiful pen, great size, classic looks; I have 2, the Fresca and the Gray Anchor. Both in M-F nib, which is a nice compromise, my Sailor Pro Gear medium is extremely wet and I can't use it on bulk legal pads at work. As with all Sailor nibs, there is a little feedback, but I like it. Right now, I would say the Fresca is my #1 fave pen in my collection (for some reason the Fresca nib is slightly better than the Anchor, not sure why).
Erika
Alpharetta, GA
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1911 Large
Excellent pen. The smoothest nib that I own and a great pleasure to write with. Medium Fine nib. The anchor gray color is muted and appropriate for work, school, or at home. The shape of the pen is classic and conservative, with the rhodium accents rather than gold. The size is great. I was worried about getting a "large" but if anything I would actually want it a bit longer. Compares favorably to Pilot Custom Heritage 92 and Platinum Century 3776, which I also own. 100% recommend this pen and I look forward to any future US specific special limited edition colors.
Michael
DORCHESTER, MA
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Pro Gear Sky
Excellent pen and customer service. Great and frequent sales at Pen Chalet
Mark
Winston-Salem, NC
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Professional Gear II Realo
I really enjoy writing with this pen. Although it is not quite as large as I thought it might be, it is very comfortable in my hand. I chose this pen in black and gold for its traditional styling. While may people have made negative comments about the re-styled clip, I prefer the new clip. It is bolder and is reminiscent of the Pelikan clip. The service provided by Pen Chalet was top notch helping me find a great pen when a pen I tried to order became unavailable. I definitely recommend buying pens and products from Pen Chalet.
Andrew
Piqua, OH
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