The Sailor 1911, Large, is perhaps, not as big as you may consider; it is not small by any means, rather more, a medium sized pen. That said, this will sit well in anybody’s hand (except the most diminutive). Finished in a high gloss, black resin, & this model, accented in Rhodium - you can select the gold or Rose gold, but my preference is for silvered cap bands, clips & nibs.
In all the fountains I possess, Sailor has to have the most beautifully decorated nibs on the planet - & I am not alone in that assertion: laser etched engraving, then finely polished, make this writing instrument stand out in the crowd. As with many Sailor models, it comes in a variety of colours & three sizes - Standard, Large, & ‘King Of Pen(s)’, & accordingly, vary in price range.
The model I chose is outfitted with a Medium Fine 21K Rhodium plated nib, with the smallest degree of flexion (this is not categorised as a semi-flex/flex nib - all Sailor nibs are of a Hard designation); if you’re careful you may be able to squeeze a little line variation out - but do not push it ! Feedback with this nib is more than with, say, a Medium, but it does offer both fine & medium lines, dependent upon the attitude of blade to paper (angle).
The writing experience is pleasant & consistent; build quality, superb.
If you favour a piston-fill mechanism, the Realo range - in both ‘1911’ & ‘Professional Gear’ is readily available, but again, commands a commensurate price tag.
Delightfully engineered writing implement.
This is my first Sailor Professional Gear (ProGear) fountain pen. Initially, it was the Blueberry colour to the cap & barrel that attracted my attention, accented beautifully with Rhodium plating. The 14K nib, in Medium, glides over the paper, effortlessly - & given that Sailor’s reputation for feedback, well known, I found no such evidence in this particular nib width; ink delivery by way of a cartridge or converter (proprietary fit, only).
The pen itself comes in the standard Navy Blue box, encased in a white card outer sleeve; the interior to the case, an off white, cushioned pad.
This isn’t a huge pen, but sits comfortably in (my) hand, posted. I like the squared-off cap & blank of the barrel, & the attention to detail is unsurpassed.
Do be aware, the aforementioned “feedback” may be present in their finer nib widths ~ EF & F, but I suspect this is not untenable. Those that I am acquainted with in the Fountain Pen Community, prefer a small amount of resistance whilst writing.
A fine writing instrument in whatever colour-accent combination you may choose. Highly recommended.
Super happy with my purchase. It's an absolutely beautiful pen. Everything about it is just beautiful.
Really like these Twsbi fountain pens, in every way. Cannot fault them, they write exceptionally well, have great nib and ink control. Very enjoyable every-day pen. Great value.
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