I have a love-hate relationship with Sailor pens. Sailors have some of my favorite nibs, period. Sailor also makes some of the most vibrant and fun pen designs on the market, coming in amazing color combinations and styling. That said, I always have issues with companies that don't build a filling system into their pens. I know that's petty, but it just rubs me the wrong way; if companies like TWSBI can do it for under $30, why can't Sailor for over $200?
All that aside, the nibs just blow my mind and when a Sailor calls for me, I can't turn down the siren song. The hunt for this pen took the better part of three months and let's be serious; there are few things I'm willing to do monotonously for three months straight. After multiple failures, Krystal of SquishyInk and Hiponotto and @katherine of handoverthatpen.com pointed me in the right direction - directly at Taobao. An order that was never shipped, three weeks, and a successful shipment that took another three weeks later it arrived and boy was it beautiful. Or, rather, is it beautiful.
Firstly, the body. A translucent subtle green covers the majority of the pen's barrel and section which are separated from each other with warm gold hardware. Then there's that cherry finial that's made this pen so famous. Seated in the top of the cap, it's a bright red and gold burst of color in the clear top of the pen's cap.
Then there's the nib. I really love Sailor's nibs. This one happens to sport an H-MF, which has the most wonderfully bizarre traverse across the page. On one hand, it has enough feedback to feel like a soft pencil. On the other hand, it's weirdly smoothe given the feedback. It's a weird experience that's hard to understand if you've never owned a Sailor, but I can safely say that I didn't understand it until I got one myself. I bought my first in October of 2017 and have (inadvertently?) purchased four more since.
Either way, this is a pen that will soon go into my daily rotation. More pictures can be found below.