The Sailor Sapporo Mini has been a customer favorite here at nibs.com since being introduced in 2007. Though only
4.2 inches capped, it still comes with the solid gold Sailor
14k nib. Unfortunately, Sailor has now discontinued production of this wonderfully versatile pen, and we are now sold out.
The nib is where it gets interesting as this is
one of the best nibs made in the world today.
The Sailor fine nib measures
somewhere between a fine and an extra-fine when compared to
most vintage and contemporary European pens, making it great
for marginalia, and fine drawing among many other things.
The compact barrel is so small in size that a converter cannot
be used--only a Sailor cartridge will fit. But both the pen
and a box of ten cartridges are small enough to easily fit
in a shirt pocket. So stock up on cartridge Sailor
ink when you get a Mini--you won't be
The cap doesn't
just post to the back of the pen, it actually screws on. Never
again will you have the cap pop off and land on the floor while
you are writing or sketching. Also, this avoids the scuffing problem that
develops after years of use. When the cap is posted this way,
the pen measures a respectable 5.3 inches, long enough to fit
comfortably into big hands-- in fact, at that length, the width
of this pen is almost identical to that of the Pelikan
The Sapporo Mini (also known in some regions as the Pro Gear Slim Mini) is available with the
following14k Sailor nibs:
Retail $195.00 Our Price $156.00- SOLD OUT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE
For a still-available pen with similar versatility and ease of use, take a look at the new Pilot E95S series.