Where have you been all my life?
I've been using pens for over 20 years and this Sailor encompasses all the great things about a fountain pen. 21kt nib (my first) is SMOOTH, and the bonus of a piston filler. The color reminds me of the Montblanc burgundy pens they used to make, but livelier. This is my first Sailor, but definitely not my last!
Great pen. Great service.
I ordered this maroon Sailor 1911 Realo with a music nib. My plan was to send it on to Mike Masuyama to be ground to a crisp cursive italic. He had recommended this nib or a Zoom nib as a good starting point for this grind. I did try the pen before sending it. It wrote very smoothly and had more thick/thin line differentiation than I had expected from reviews I had read. I am eager to see how it writes after Mike has done his magic. I have high expectations!