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.