on saleSailor Pro Gear Slim Fountain Pen - Yuzuyu

Product Code SL-11-8874-240

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on saleSailor Pro Gear Slim Fountain Pen - Yuzuyu

Product Code SL-11-8874-240

In Stock

out of stock

$236.00

MSRP $295.00

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Japan observes the changes of time with celebrations for the spring and autumn equinox, and the summer and winter solstice. The Sailor Professional Gear Slim Solar Term fountain pen series shines a light on some of the finer traditions beloved across Japan on these special seasonal days.

This fountain pen, Yuzuyu, is the essence of a yuzu citrus bath – a remedy said to ward off colds during the winter season – with a shimmering freshwater blue barrel set against yuzu yellow finials.

The Sailor Pro Gear Slim fountain pen is equipped with a 14k gold nib in fine, medium fine, or medium. The flat top cap features the Sailor anchor logo inset into the top finial. 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.

Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Sailor
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Turquoise/Blue
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Rotations

For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.

2
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).

Screw-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 Sailor 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
Resin
Nib Size
Fine, Medium Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Gold
Nib Material
14k Gold
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
12mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.6mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.2mm (0.68in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

9.7mm
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

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

10g (0.35oz)
Weight - Cap
8g (0.28oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
17.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

1.18ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

0.67ml

Customer Reviews

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Ivan I.
My first modern gold nib, and my first Sailor

I've heard a lot of things regarding sailor pens. I've heard they're scratchy, toothy, grainy which discouraged me from trying one? However, I chose to go with my gut and basically cannonball myself into the pool instead of getting my feet wet-- I do not regret it. Sailor's Solar Term series, I got Yuzuyu once Goulet notified me, keeps wowing me. At first, I was looking for a striking pen that's somewhat matte. This pen's contrasting blue body and yellow finials had me hooked the first time I saw it listed, not to mention this beautiful subtle glitter it has when put under the light. Now, the nib has garnered many controversial points. I am here to say that I can see how some people may be thrned off from Sailor's feedback. However, I love writing with this pen, the feedback isn't even something I would describe as toothy but rather a sensation similar to writing with a pencil. It's less of a "toothy" or "grabby" sound you get from writing with a scratchy fountain pen but more of a texture on the paper. It is a dry writer, I found, but it's also possible it's due to my ink as I use Diamine Polar Glow on my Sailor PGS Yuzuyu. Gushing more about the nib more-- this nib exceeded my expectations because it handled bad quality paper well from where I work/study. My previous fine/ extra fine fountain pens tear the paper and produce nib crud that I have to wipe off lest I want my writing to look "fat" or broader than I want due to the dyed paper fibers my previous pens accrued.Sailor's nib-- flawlessly writes on this paper which surprised me the most. Overall, this pen is one of the most beautiful pens I have seen, and one of the best writers I've had-- it's an easy recommend. However, I do wish Sailor's packaging had more pizzaz, but I did not mind the unboxing experience.

FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above. 

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck. 

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors. 

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed. 

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help! 

What's your return policy? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.