Sailor Pro Gear Fountain Pen Review

I tend to like my nibs like my cheeseburgers, fat and juicy. This has caused me to overlook some of the Japanese brand pens because of their propensity to finer nibs. I realize that leads me to miss out on some great pens.

Recently I teamed up with Massdrop to bring you a look at a widely recommended and praised pen from Sailor, the Pro Gear. Massdrop is a community-driven commerce site where enthusiasts of select groups of product categories come together to connect, inspire and shop. Writing is the community where I have focused but everyday carry, watches and blades also garner some of my attention.

Here is a link to the review I wrote if you’ve wondered about the frequently praised Pro Gear.

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Every Day Karry – Pen Review

no stand3I have not participated in the Massdrop phenomenon too much. I appreciate, and I think I understand, the concept but it’s a lack of spend control on my part. They promote cool things that I end up buying because it’s a great deal. Every offer I have seen has been a good deal but it’s the same reason I don’t go to yard sales. My personality can’t resist so I don’t surf their site much.

When I heard all the positive reviews about the Karas Kustoms EDK I learned that Massdrop was the launch platform they were using. Karas Kustoms makes great pens, which I own several, and the EDK just pulled me in.

I really like the tumbled aluminum look with the black section. The finish has taken a little rubbing and love from my keys, pocket knife or other EDC in my pocket and keeps looking just like when I pulled it out of the box.

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The knock you’ll recognize from the Retrakt and it works perfectly for my tastes. Clip is standard strong Karas Kustoms offering. The size is identical in length to my Tactile Turn Shaker at just over 5” long. I suspect this is a result of the minimal approach to length design and still be able to handle the very popular parker style refill.

Size Compare

Left to right: Karas Kustoms Bolt, Karas Kustoms Retrakt, Karas Kustoms Render K, Karas Kustoms EDK, Tactile Turn Shaker, Tactile Turn Mover.

Speaking of refills I heard Dan on the Pen Addict Podcast talking about their decision to start including a refill with every pen purchase. I got one in the pen and an extra in the box. It’s a double shot of the very good Schmidt P8126

There are several of my blogger colleagues that have reviewed the pen in much more depth. They are spot on. The EDK is a great pen from a great pen maker that gives back to the pen community.

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