Sailor Recruit Fountain Pen
Today, we have another JetPens fountain pen to take a look at. The Sailor Recruit fountain pen is a slim fountain pen with a stainless steel fine point nib and a painted PBT resin body. This fine instrument comes in an attractive blue finish, is under five inches long, and weighs under half an ounce. While the pen originally came with a black ink cartridge [which wrote excellently], I replaced it with a Sailor A.S. Manhattan New York Artists Guild Sky Blue cartridge (also from JetPens). The fine stainless steel nib seems sturdy (and truly is fine, for a fountain pen), but, to my knowledge, cannot be replaced. The pen writes smoothly and delivers ink well, although due to the fact that the ink is water based, it tends to feather slightly on low grade and textured paper. While some may find this pen’s price tag of $15.00 a little steep, it is easily justifies by the sturdiness of this fine refillable writing utensil.