on saleSailor 1911L Ringless Galaxy Fountain Pen - Pleiades

Product Code SL-11-3920-344

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Product Code SL-11-3920-344

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$260.00

MSRP $325.00

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The stars have aligned at Sailor to bring forth the next stellar offering, the "1911 Ringless Galaxy" collection. The new ringless addition to the Sailor line is the size of a Sailor 1911L, but without the metallic ring at the base of the cap. This design creates a simple elegance that draws your eyes to the beautiful color of each pen.

Available exclusively outside of Japan, this new Sailor 1911L fountain pen features a deep blue lustrous metallic resin barrel and cap with silver shimmer throughout. It is complemented by black ion-plated accents, and comes equipped with Sailor's legendary black ion 21k gold nib in a variety of nib sizes.

The cap screws to open/close and can push to post onto the back of the barrel when writing. The 1911L comes with a Sailor proprietary converter as well as two proprietary Sailor Black ink cartridges.

Note: Sailor notes that the ion-plated nib should only be used with Sailor inks to avoid damage. While we have tested these nibs with other inks, we do recommend using Sailor inks if you wish to maintain the 1 year manufacturer warranty.

Click here to shop all compatible Sailor ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Sailor
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
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.

1.75
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
Black
Nib Material
21k 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
Black
Diameter - Body
13.1mm (0.52in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
15.6mm (0.61in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
17.8mm (0.70in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

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

10.6mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

122.5mm (4.82in)
Length - Cap
66.4mm (2.61in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

21.2mm (0.83in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
140.7mm (5.54in)
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.

153.4mm (6.04in)
Weight - Body

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

13g (0.46oz)
Weight - Cap
8g (0.28oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
20.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

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

1.21ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

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

0.70ml

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Art F.
A good, reliable pen

My overall experience is good. The pen writes when you uncap it, every time. It can write fine lines, which is good because I write small. The body feels cheaper than the Pilot 823 by a lot, and I was sort of taken aback by that. It seems to be fine though, and lighter, which is good. I like it overall.

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Anonymous
A nice step up from a 1911S

Love it! I previously bought a 1911S, which is just a tad on the small side for me (although I love that one, too), but this one is a great size. I'm a sucker for this kind of design, too, and it's a lot more affordable than regular 1911L editions. The medium nib writes smoothly as well - really nothing to complain about.

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.