Pillow Book – a collection of widely read Japanese essays written during the early 1000s – is the theme of this new series from the Sailor Pen Company. Various subjects were touched in this collection of poems and anecdotes, however one that was frequently mentioned are the four seasons. This inspired Sailor to introduce the first in their annual release of the Pillow Book series – the Professional Gear Midnight Sky. Its rich dark blue hue with rhodium trim is reminiscent of a cloudless summer night with the full moon in clear view and fireflies dancing around.
This Sailor Professional Gear Slim fountain pen features a solid navy blue resin barrel, cap, and finials, all complemented by rhodium-plated accents. The flat top cap features the Sailor anchor logo inset into the top finial. It comes equipped with Sailor's legendary 14kt rhodium-plated gold nib in a wide variety of nib sizes. The cap screws to open/close and can push to post onto the back of the barrel when writing. The Professional Gear Slim fountain pen comes with a Sailor proprietary converter as well as two proprietary Sailor Black ink cartridges.
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- Fountain Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Cartridge, Converter
- Grip Material
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium Fine, Medium, Broad, Zoom, Music
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 14kt Gold
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 12.0mm (0.47in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 14.6mm (0.57in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 17.2mm (0.68in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 9.7mm (0.38in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 109.7mm (4.32in)
- Length - Cap
- 59.8mm (2.35in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 19.2mm (0.76in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 123.3mm (4.85in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 142.1mm (5.59in)
- Weight - Body
- 10.0g (0.35oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 8.0g (0.28oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 17.0g (0.60oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.
- Max Ink Capacity - Converter
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.