sailor lecoule

This is a step-by-step unboxing and inking of a Sailor Lecoule.

Since an image is worth a thousand words, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking.

The packaging: first comes a cardboard outer sleeve…

…and an acrylic inner box. Inside it are the pen and two short cartridges. The converter is an option. 

The parts of a Lecoule: cap with chrome trim, barrel with pearlescent white body, converter, and stainless steel MF nib in a transparent section.

I decided to use Pilot Iroshizuku ink in Tsutsuji (azalea), a vibrant hot pink.

Slowly lowering the section and converter into the ink…

…drawing the ink halfway up the converter…

…until the converter is full.

The nib, stained with Tsutsuji, rests on the ink bottle cap.

After inking, the pieces are fitted back together.

A writing sample. The Sailor Lecoule nib only comes in MF -medium-fine – and is a nail with a very slight hint of spring. For those used to nibs that yield a bit, this one will take some getting used to. It would be a good entry pen for those coming from ballpoints. 

The design is all about simplicity and tradition, with an added touch of fun. I love how the transparent material makes it almost a demonstrator!

Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji ink and Sailor Lecoule – an interesting combination. 

I bought this red Sailor Lecoule at Scribe Writing Essentials store in Eastwood City Mall, C-5 Road, Quezon City. (No affiliation, only that it’s the only in-mall fountain pen specialty store in the country.)

All photos taken with an iPhone 4S, edited for sharpness and color with iPhoto.

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3 Comments on sailor lecoule

  1. Angel
    6 November 2012 at 12:08 am (2451 days ago)

    Hello! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I enjoyed reading it so much that I forgot I’m in the office with a lot of unread emails. Anyway, I’m usually a silent reader but I’d like to ask where you got the pen-case in this post –

    I’m really looking forward to your reply. I’ve been on the look-out for the perfect case. Thank you so much! Take care :)

  2. JennyO
    6 November 2012 at 10:40 am (2451 days ago)

    Hi, Angel, thanks for reading, glad you’re enjoying your tour of Gogirl Cafe :)
    I no longer have the pen case you are asking about, but I think I got it at Fully Booked. However, it is no longer available.
    It’s a never-ending search for the perfect pencase! :)

  3. Cza
    28 March 2013 at 8:12 am (2309 days ago)

    Hi Ms. Jenny! I saw this pen at Scribe Shang yesterday and wanted to get one. They were next to these interesting demonstrators which I thought were also Lecoules at first glance but, on second thought, might have been ProGear demonstrators. How do you compare the Lecoule with the funky plastic Inoxcroms, nib and body wise?

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