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    Default New Sailor nibs

    Sailor's KoP nibs have recently been changed. There is a new nib design which does not include the long-familiar 1911 engraving. Shown below are photos of an older KoP nib with last year's nib and a very recent one. There are also photos of the new nib in rhodium plating and in all-yellow gold compared to slightly older nibs. These are marked B and M, as are all KoP nibs with the exception of Sailor's specialty KoP nibs. Thanks for looking.
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    Last edited by Barry Gabay; April 18th, 2022 at 06:08 PM. Reason: additional information

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    is there a difference in performance?

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    Hello, No difference in performance. Same excellent Sailor quality. Same nib, different appearance.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    Glad they still write well. I do prefer the older design, though.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    I would have preferred to keep the older and more classic anchor logo.



    The new logo is a bit too stylized in my opinion. But still they remain fantastic nibs!

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    Love the old design of both the anchor and "1911" font. New design looks too "modern" - I like my fountain pens for the old world charm they evoke (especially for classic pens such as the KOP). Just a personal preference.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    I like that it’s moving away from the Mont Blanc look by taking away the numbers. I think both anchor logos have their merits. I’m surprised they kept the border. Honestly, both designs are lookers.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    Same here. I was hesitant at first, as I am primarily drawn towards the “old/historical” element of fountain pens and then specifically the ancient technique of urushi, to which the original logo and lettering fitted well. But then, it did look a bit like a MB knockoff, and the new logo and lettering is stylized and fresh and minimalistic, so I came around to it. Change is inevitable.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    I just had a look at my all Sailor pens They all have this older nibs. Older nibs looks more beautiful but I am sure older or new nibs have the same quality of writing.
    I know Sailor has changed it logo to a new one now. That is why this change in nibs design has taken place. But it is too pity that sailor did it that way.

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    I wonder about the reasoning? It does seem that the earlier designs are stamped; are the new ones laser etched? Is it a cost saving decision so that they do not have to replace molds as often?

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    Default Re: New Sailor nibs

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    I wonder about the reasoning? It does seem that the earlier designs are stamped; are the new ones laser etched? Is it a cost saving decision so that they do not have to replace molds as often?
    That is what a Japanese pen seller recently suggested to me.

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