The most iconic color in the automotive world meets one of the most prestigious writing instruments in the Sailor Professional Gear "British Racing Green" special edition fountain pen. In the early 1900s, Britain adopted an emerald green hue as their national racing identity. In 1911, a sailor friend from England introduced Mr. Kyugoro Sakata to a fountain pen, starting a tradition of manufacturing fine writing instruments that would last over 100 years later.
Inspired by British racing heritage and the spirit of international competition, Sailor built a high-performance writing instrument with traditional emerald green PMMA resin. Lighter, translucent green accents are located on the finials and grip section. Much like the polished chrome on classic cars, the Pro Gear "BRG" is trimmed in gleaming, silver rhodium appointments and topped off with a rhodium-finished, gold nib.
The nib of the standard (regular) Professional Gear is the 21kt gold that many writers know as one of the best nibs in the world. In this edition, the gold nib is finished with rhodium silver to match the trims and clip. Fill the British Racing Green with the Sailor proprietary cartridge or converter (both options included).
Sailor Professional Gear Regular - British Racing Green Specifications
- Edition: Goldspot Retailer Exclusive, 2020 Limited Production
- Pen Material: Translucent resin with rhodium-finished appointments
- Nib: 21kt Gold, Rhodium Finished
- Filling Mechanism: Cartridge / Converter (both included, Sailor proprietary)
- Pen Length - Capped: 5.11 in. / 130mm
- Pen Length - Open, Cap Removed: 4.55 in. / 115.5mm
- Pen Length - Open, Cap Posted: 5.86 in. / 149mm
- Cap Diameter: 0.59 in. / 15mm
- Section Diameter: 0.41 in. / 10.5mm
- Weight (Total): 0.7oz / 19.8g
- Gift boxed with warranty
A little history of British Racing Green - At the turn of the 20th Century, grand prix auto racing was just beginning. Wealthy newspaperman Gordon Bennet organized annual races that pitted nations against each other. The winner would host the subsequent race in a city of their home country. In 1903, it was England's turn. However, the law of the land prohibited any automobiles from exceeding a 12mph speed limit. BEEP BEEP, let me pass! The British moved the race to Ireland, where laws could accommodate road racing. As a tip-of-the-hat to their neighborly hosts, the Brits darkened their Napier green race cars, which has since served as their national racing color.