The Sailor Professional Gear Kanreki Red Fountain Pen is an interesting addition to the Professional Gear range, featuring a fascinating variable red colour barrel and cap.
The Kanreki Red fountain pen was created to celebrate the 60th birthday of Sailor's nib designer, Mr. Kagwaguchi Akihiro, who was also the original designer of popular Professional Gear fountain pen. Red is the colour most associated with birthdays in Japan, and the sixtieth birthday bears significant importance in Japanese culture.
Since the establishment in 1911, the Sailor Pen Co. has been proudly maintaining its belief in the importance of precision writing instruments. Still today, they offer the discerning customer technical perfection and writing quality. This model – The Professional Gear has a selection of 21K gold nibs (the same as on the 1911 Large) and a unique design with a cut-away cap and inlaid Sailor anchor logo on the top.
All the nibs of the Professional Gear are made of 21 carat gold, which gives them a very smooth feel on paper. The 21 carat gold, but also the polishing of the tip of the nib in iridium which protects the gold, make this nib an exceptional piece in the world of gold nibs.
Here is a comparison that will help you choose the size of the nib
Nib: 21K Gold
Materials: PMMA resin
Filling system: Converter (included) or Sailor cartridges