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Sailor 1911 Fountain Pen Buyer's Guide

Sailor 1911 Fountain Pen Buyer's Guide

Konnichiwa pen pals, We're excited to talk about the latest Sailor 1911 North American exclusive - Anchor Gray. Sailor is following up the baby blu...
Sailor's Original Jentle Inks Revived!

Sailor's Original Jentle Inks Revived!

I jumped for jubilant joy when I saw this e-mail appear in my inbox this morning from Itoya, Sailor's US distributor. Although I'm still working of...

Sailor 1911S Highlighter Fountain Pen & Ink Set

Wowzas. This bright combo from Sailor sure is hard to miss! This 1911S is fitted with a 14kt gold Music nib so you can use it like a broad-tipped highlighter.

Limited to 50 pieces brought into the United States. At the time of this writing, we only have 6 sets available in our store. SHOP NOW.

The ink bottles are available separately, so if you already have a music or stub nib, you can purchase the...

Winners to our Letters to Santa Giveaway + Holiday Hours

As you can imagine, Santa had quite a few letters to read. He was quite taken by the number of handwritten letters that came in this year. It was a welcome sight for his old eyes.

Thank you to everyone who sent us a letter to forward to Santa. The jolly old elf was overjoyed at reading your notes.

Santa said it was difficult to choose just one letter as the winner of the giveaway. So many of you...

Writing with a Sailor Zoom Nib

Sailor Pen of Japan hand-crafts a wide array of specialty fountain pen nibs. Only a small set, including standard writing points like fine, medium and broad, are distributed to the USA. Part of this core nib offering is the Zoom nib. Whereas the other writing nibs could be matched with a Western counterpart, the Zoom has no familiar analog.

Think of the Zoom niblike the zoom tool, it can either...

What Should be the Pen & Ink of the Year 2015?

Hey Pen Lovers,

Need your help in putting together a nominations list for Pen of the Year 2015.

Every year, we (Goldspot Pens) run a "reader's choice" vote for Pen of the Year. We set up a poll online of all the nominees during the first week in November, coinciding the the US Election Day.

Last year, Edison Pen Co completed a 4-peat with their 2014 Pen of the Year, the Glenmont limited edition.


Sailor Pro Gear (Sapporo) Starburst Galaxy Fountain Pen Review

An out of this world fountain pen paired with an ink that is as equally brilliant. Prepare to be starstruck by the glittering brilliance of the elegant Sailor Professional Gear (Sapporo) SlimStarburst Galaxy Fountain Pen. A non-numbered, limited edition from Japanese manufacturer Sailor, the Starburst Galaxy is a simple twist on a black with silver colorway. Reflective particles are strewn...

The Story on Sailor Storia Pigmented Inks (Review)

Sailor (Japan) is known by many as the manufacturer of high quality, gold nib fountain pens, hand-tuned and inspected by masters of their craft. It is not a common fact that Sailor also has an entire division dedicated to brewing specialty fountain pen inks. Building upon the popularity of their Jentle line of fountain pen inks available in the US, Sailor has introduced the pigmented Storia line...

Sailor 1911S & 1911L - A Comparison

For two pens that essentially look identical, there's a lot to say in regards to Sailor's most popular line of fountain pens. Made in Japan, the 1911 is named after the founding year of this globally recognized manufacturer of luxury writing instruments.

The 1911 model is available in two different variations - the 1911S and the 1911L. As described in our video comparison, the 1911S isn't "small,"...

New Sailor Pens on the Horizon - Pro Gear Galaxy & Sai-bi Togi


Sailor Pro Gear Slim Sai-bi Togi

New pens from the Land of the Rising Sun includes one that contains an entire galaxy of stars. Also, if you thought extra-fine was enough fineness, prepare yourself for SUPER EXTRA FINE in only a way that the master nib craftsmen at Sailor can produce. Only Sailoris capable of fine-tuning a smooth-writing, super-extra-fine, solid gold nib with a 0.1mm tip. The...

April 2013 Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper

Welcome and step right up.

We're proud to host the April 2013 edition of the Carnival of Pen, Pencil and Paper. These are posts freshly picked from the wild of the internet blog-o-sphere that stoke your love of the writing process and its materials. Check them out! Maybe you will find a new blog to follow, a new pen to lust after or just a plain ol' good read.


dowdyism presents My...

Alternatives to buying a Mont Blanc

If the snowflake matters most, then there's no replacing the need to buy a Mont Blanc.

However, if writing quality, style and value matter more, then we can certainly help you find a holiday pen gift that has a Mont Blanc "style" for hundreds of dollars less. Here are some suggestions :

Waterman Expert III

The newest generation of Expert is here. Classic cigar-shape profile, weighted brass inner...