Sailor's 2023 Pen of the Year is Golden Olive: a sparkling dark green belonging to Sailor’s Pro Gear 14K bi-color gold collection. The transparent hue puts a nostalgic spin on the classic style, accentuated by Sailor's signature golden accents and 21K bi-color gold with rhodium plating nib. The cap band is engraved with the year, "2023" for a lucky year indeed.
There's a reason why Sailor's Pro Gear Slim fountain pens are known as "the Sapporo" of writing instruments among discerning stationery circles. Made exclusively in Japan, this classic fountain pen lends an air of authority to every signature, while its lightweight feel and smooth inkflow makes writing a pleasure.
- 21K bi-color gold nib
- Signature medium-fine nib
- Official Sailor cartridge
- Piston converter
- Standard Sailor gift box
- Measures: 4⅞" capped, 5⅝" posted, 4⅜" barrel
The Sailor Pen Company was founded by the engineer Kyugoro Sakata, after a sailor friend gifted him a fountain pen from England. Fascinated by the instrument, he became determined to produce the first fountain pens in Japan. Mr. Sakata named his company “Sailor” with the hopes that his business would be as far-reaching as the voyages of a sailor. Years later, every Sailor pen is still manufactured in its home port of Hiroshima, and remains one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry.