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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

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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Chalana Ink Cartridge(5pk)
Optimal! Thanks!
Ermete
Sabbioneta, Mantova
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Chalana Collection
Optimal! Thanks!
Ermete
Sabbioneta, Mantova
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1911 Large
I ordered the Anchor Grey limited edition and am quite pleased with both the appearance and, most importantly the performance, of the pen. Highly recommended pen for every day use.
Daniel
Wauwatosa, WI
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
The Sailor Jentle Ultramarine is a wonderful color. It's not blue or purple or violet or ... but it jumps off the page with authority and my pen loves it. Smooth flowing, it makes a sometimes dry nib very wet. I've used it on a number of papers, and it's more saturating than shading, but that just makes it a great ink for business or taking notes, when you need optimum readability. Love it.
Patrick
Norwalk, CT
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1911 Large
Has become one of my favorite pens!
Dante
Ardsley, NY
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Standard
What can I say? It's for a Sailor1911L It works!
Alan
Libertyville , IL
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1911 Large
This pen is just phenomenal. The Anchor Gray color is stunning and I have nothing like it. I chose the F nib and it's lovely, smooth with some feedback. As always, Pen Chalet's customer service is outstanding.
Suzana
Castle Rock, CO
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Shiki-Oriori Pro Gear Four Seasons
I am delighted with my lovely pen which has a great appearance - unique colouring and texture. The nib is smooth and flowing.

Thank you for an excellent trouble-free international transaction
Pamela
BURBANK, QLD
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Jentle Bottled Ink(50ml)
Okay, so I just had to order this after all the hype I read and seeing that it was recently reintroduced to our market here in USA. No sense recreating the wheel: it is all it's cracked up to be. Check out all those awesome blogger reviews. I will relate the following: I have this inked in a Pelikan M600 red stripe pen outfitted with an Extra-Fine 585 gold nib. This pen is a wet writer and lays down a line more akin to a western fine or medium-fine, in my estimation, and is paper dependent. My point though is this; one can expect to get great shading and significant sheen with this ink even in the finer nibs.

Sailor sure makes some tremendous and affordable inks. For my taste, this is one of them along with Yama-dori. Along with Diamine's Syrah, this will be a staple red ink for me. Hats off to Pen Chalet for not only stocking this stuff but putting it on sale too.
Derek
Oil City, PA
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Chalana Ink Cartridge(5pk)
Small size that fit well in my Sailor pen.
Oscar
Redlands, CA
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Shiki-Oriori Pro Gear Four Seasons
The pen is small and it fits in the palm of my equally small hands. However, it is a beautiful pen and writes well. In retrospect I wish I had ordered one with a medium nib as the writing is tiny compared to other pens I own. It has an elegant look that belies its modest price.
Oscar
Redlands, CA
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Professional Gear Color Series
Master piece of a fountain pen. Very quick delivery
Don Sudesh
MISSISSAUGA, ON
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