Monday, February 8, 2010

Sailor Ink Bar Disposable Fountain Pen


I've been looking at this Sailor Ink Bar disposable fountain pen at JetPens.com for some time and decided to get one when I was rounding out a recent order. It's a very basic fountain pen: white plastic body that has a clear plastic panel to show the ink level cap, and clear plastic cap that covers a fine point nib. Ink is black or blue-black, nothing amazing but just a good workhorse fountain pen. But there are some thrills to come.

Julie (Okami) from Whatever points out this post from Good Pens that takes you step-by-step through the process of removing the nib off your disposable pen and refilling it with the ink of your choice. So I gave it a try, carefully pulling the nib out with a pair of regular plyers. I'm looking forward to using up this black ink and adding some of my own,

4 comments:

  1. Will Sailor fit a medium nib to this well-regarded, priceworthy "four locations" FP
    (i. e., home, office, school, road)?

    Jack/Youngstown

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  2. I'm not sure, although the line isn't as fine a point as some fountain pens. I'd say it's more between fine and medium, so it might work for you. Of course I put it down somewhere and can't find it! @@#$#@!!!#$#%%^^$!@

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  3. Thanks, Diane!

    I've been looking at ads from the 1920s for handsome Watermans and gentlemanly Parkers for $2 up to $10 and more. Maybe one or two days' pay back then for many factory workers, schoolmasters, et. al.

    Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'll guess most pen-and-ink writing a century ago was done with inexpensive, reasonable quality steel-nibbed dip and fountain pens. Those fountain pens seem to me represented by today's Sailor Ink Bar, Pilot Varsity, Pelikano, Platinum Preppy, etc.

    Thanks for the post. Jack/Youngstown

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