A Peek at the Sailor Professional Gear Shooting Star of Jonuma and the Sailor Medium-Fine Nib

Sailor Shooting Star of Jonuma fountain pen

So here’s my “I know I said I wasn’t going to buy any more new pens” new pen. This is the Sailor Shooting Star of Jonuma, from a retailer in Japan. It’s a full-size Sailor Professional Gear in a transparent, sparkling blue-green, with white end caps that remind me of pencil erasers, and a medium-fine nib. It’s gorgeous, and I couldn’t resist.

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23 thoughts on “A Peek at the Sailor Professional Gear Shooting Star of Jonuma and the Sailor Medium-Fine Nib

    1. Thank you. Yeah I felt bad about posting about this, because it’s going to be hard to find, but I figured at least putting the nib comparisons might redeem it and be helpful for people buying other Sailors in the future. 😊

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  1. I love those white end caps, by the way. I’m trying to pretend that sparkly blue green isn’t my thing so that I can remain satisfied with my new Pro Gear Ocean. I’m pretty sure it would 100% be my thing if I saw it in person, though.

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  2. I love Sailor MFs, though now I’m very fond of the M stub and the B stub that I got from Dan Smith. I now fear that my next rationalization for another Sailor will be the need to get an F.

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    1. OMG, you totally need a Sailor Fine! (If you like fine nibs.) And what a good idea: I would love a Sailor M or B with a stub from Dan. In the meantime, I’m worried I’m going to have to somehow figure out a way to buy the rumored Orange Pelikan M600 , and I could see getting that with an M stub from Dan, too.

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      1. Definitely! I’ve not long had a Sailor 1911L back from Mike Masuyama, that pen used to be a generic Sailor broad, but now it’s a medium stub and I am constantly looking for excuses to write with it πŸ™‚

        Dan currently has a Lamy 2000 of mine (that used to have a truly awful medium oblique nib), which he’s also turning into a medium stub for me–the anticipation is a killer.

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    1. Unlike an Omas or a Montblanc Writer’s Edition, where the number is on the pen, this one is numbered in only two places, the box and the nib. I like that. Sailor is all about the nibs anyway. πŸ™‚

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  3. I love Sailor nibs. I think the MF is outstanding, and I do have one. I’ve never tried a Sailor-Fine, but I have tried a Pilot F. The Pilot-F was just a bit narrow for my taste. The MF Sailor seemed just perfect for what I wanted. As I have written with it over time though, it does seem a bit wider in width than it used to with most inks. I might like a finer nib now, than I used to. I have an assortment of sizes depending on the job.

    I think the new pen is lovely. I imagine it looks better in person. I do love that color too!

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  4. This is nice–or should I say fine?–and the comparison of the nib sizes was really fine, I mean useful. That’s going to help with a couple of purchasing decisions for pens I’m not going to buy either πŸ™‚

    Thanks again!

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