The new Sailor “Fire” Professional Gear special edition is aptly named: it’s “fire,” in the sense of “excellent.” I think it’s gorgeous.
This is the fourth in a line that began with the Sky (transparent light blue), then continued with the Earth (translucent brown), and the Ocean (translucent blue-green). I’ve liked them all, very much, and I own an Earth. Here are the Fire and the Earth together.
Fire’s color is not standard red, and not orange, but definitely red-orange. I’d call it a mandarin red. It has the same translucence as the Ocean and Earth.
Dan Smith the Nibsmith sent me a full-size Professional Gear to review, because that’s my favorite size. The price of the full-size is $312. The pen is also available in slim (small) for $200 and King of Pens (large) for $816.
In real life, the Fire looks much nicer than it did in any Sailor photos I’ve seen online.
So here are some comparison photos. First is the Fire between my Earth and Kanreki Professional Gear pens.
Now here is the Fire Professional Gear between two Lamy Safaris, which are standard, crayon-color examples of red and orange.
The big array: from the left, the Pelikan M600 Vibrant Orange, Safari in orange, Sailor Fire, Safari in red, Sailor Kanreki, Pelikan M600 Ruby Red, Sailor Earth.
Great color, great concept, great execution by Sailor.