Sailor's so-called Special Nibs -- ranging from the subtle Naginata-Togi to the absurd King Eagle -- have a storied history. They were unavailable for a few years, and relaunched just a couple of years ago with much higher prices and a new pen body format. Only recently has it been possible to buy one online; … Continue reading Is a Sailor Special Nib worth it? Hands on with the Naginata Cross Concord
As is my way, I went to Japan with an exhaustively researched shopping list. I knew which items I wanted to investigate, I knew where was likely to stock them, and I knew roughly how much they were going to cost. But I still gave myself a few surprises. Inks Tokyo is the home of … Continue reading My Japan haul: ink, paper and more
I agonised about this purchase more than any I can remember. So it was with some trepidation that I collected the box containing my Sailor Pro Gear from my local Parcelforce depot (I chalked the painful customs import fee up to experience — most of the time I get away with it when I order … Continue reading Sailor Pro Gear: worth the wait?