The Pro Gear Slim Grateful Crane fountain pen is part of Sailor's new Shikiori Japanese Fairy Tale Series, which is a follow on from the Four Seasons edition. The Grateful Crane is inspired by the many traditional Japanese legends and folk tales surrounding this elegant bird. One of the most famous of these is Tsura Nyobu, the story of a man who rescues a crane that then transforms into human form and becomes his wife.
The Sailor Pro Gear Slim fountain pen has a tapered, cigar-shape profile with flattened ends, with each pen featuring reflective particles that are suspended in colourful hues of PMMA resin and matched with gold-plated trims. Made exclusively in Hiroshima, Japan, this pen also features one of Sailor's exceptional 14K gold nibs, which is only available in a medium-fine size.
Sailor Pro Gear Slim fountain pens use a cartridge-converter fill system so any bottled ink can be used when the pen is fitted with the provided converter, while Sailor proprietary ink cartridges will also work. The fountain pen comes in a special presentation box that includes the converter and a cartridge.