The Pro Gear Slim Vega fountain pen is part of Sailor's new Shikiori Japanese Fairy Tale Series, which is a follow on from the Four Seasons edition. The Vega is inspired by the character of Orihime the Weaver Girl, also symbolised by the star Vega, in the traditional folk tale of the Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. Originating in China, this story gave rise to the Tanabata summer star festival still avidly celebrated in Japan.
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.