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Ca.Crea Premium Cross × Sailor Profit Junior Limited Edition Set (and where to buy it!)

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This is a collaboration between PLUS and Sailor. Each set includes a Ca.Crea Premium Cross notebook, a Sailor Profit Junior, and a 20ml bottle of dye ink. The sets come in three colours: navy, pink, and purple.

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Details

The notebook is designed for writing with fountain pens. It opens flat and is 1/3 of an A4 paper in size. (A4 is slightly longer than the letter size standard in North America.)

The pen nib is a MF size which suits beginners, and it features an original design that is not found in other Sailor Profit Juniors. Navy features a Mt. Fuji logo, pink features a cherry blossom logo, and the purple features a origami crane logo which symbolizes hope and good wishes.

How to buy?

Each set retails for 5,500 JPY (prices exclude tax/shipping/duties), and you can buy directly from Amazon Japan. This is a great, because buying through AmazonGlobal means:

  1. No 8% Japanese sales tax
  2. Courier shipping at reasonable rates
  3. DDP—no surprises at the door!

Sailor also sells it on their web store as well.

To buy or not to buy?

All three items in the set are sold separately on Amazon Japan at a cheaper price (prices exclude shipping/duties).

Just looking at the price, it may be cheaper to buy the items separately. Considering that Amazon prices often fluctuate, you can buy the above items at a discounted rate. However, there are unique points to the set, such as the matching colouring to all three items, as well as the special nib design. The set is also packaged in a gift box, which makes it easy for gifting purposes.

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Will you buy a set? ☺️

This marks the first of the many collaboration between PLUS and Sailor. Excited to see what’s next!

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“Nonble Ice Blue” and “Nonble Night Blue”—Newest from NBC

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NBCオリジナル万年筆『NONBLE アイスブルー』『NONBLE ナイトブルー』 

Kinokuniya NBC “NONBLE” Fountain Pens—”Ice Blue” “Night Blue”
Limited to 100 each
Release date: December 7, 2018 (Friday)
Price: ¥ 19,440 (including tax)
Nib type: 14 gold, medium size
Nib plating: Ice Blue—No plating, Night Blue—Rhodium plating
Nib size: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin in clear light blue/clear white/clear navy
Cap decoration: PMMA resin in black, original logo
Metal parts: Gold plating/nickel chrome plating finish
Body size: φ17 x 124 mm
Pen tip features an original design.

NBC is a subsidiary of Kinokuniya Books. More photos here and here.

George’s Latte—Newest LE from Usagiya

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ジョルジュラパン オリジナル万年筆『ジョルジュラテ』
Georges Lapin “Georges Latte”
Limited to 130
Release date: October 30th, 2018 (Tue)
Price: ¥20,520 (including tax)
Nib type: 14 gold, medium size
Nib size: EF, F, MF, M, B, Z, MS
Cap / Barrel: PMMA resin in brown with lame / clear ivory
Cap decoration: PMMA resin in black, original logo
Metal parts: Gold plated finish
Body size: φ17 x 124 mm

Georges Lapin is a cafe operated by Usagiya. The logo is an original design—ears on the letter “g” as a reference to the cafe’s name. Usagiya products are only available through their store or sometimes their Rakuten online store. See the rest of the Usagiya limited editions here.

Production Resumed on Sailor’s Specialty Nibs Naginata Togi and Cross Point Series

The production on Sailor’s Naginata Togi and Cross series had been on pause since December 2015, but Sailor had announced today that full production will resume on October 5th, 2018. The series will be completely revamped with a new look, feel, quality, and craftsmanship. There is also a slight price increase between 40~50% depending on the type:

Naginata Togi 25,000 yen → 50,000 yen
Naginata Togi Emperor 35,000 yen → 60,000 yen
Naginata Togi Concord 30,000 yen → 55,000 yen
Cross Point 45,000 yen → 70,000 yen
Cross Concorde 45,000 yen → 70,000 yen
Cross Music 50,000 yen → 75,000 yen
Naginatatogi Fun DE Mannen 25,000 yen → 55,000 yen

Though not confirmed, I heard that nibs are not interchangeable between the new and the old. We shall wait and see if the new price tag is worth it.

See the original Press Release PDF file by Sailor here.

Tequila Sunrise—Newest Member Of The Sailor Cocktail Series

#8 2018 Tequila Sunrise - Pro Gear 21k

Price: ¥ 20,000 (excluding tax)
Release date: October 2nd, 2018
Limited number: 1000 pcs
Nib type: 21k gold, large size
Nib finish: two-tone
Nib size: MF, M
Metal parts: IP Gold plated finish
Body size: φ18 x 129 mm
Body weight: 21.6g

Where to buy?
You will most likely need a deputy service in order to purchase this pen. Sankodo and Maruzen had confirmed that they will carry this pen. They are vendors located in Nagoya and are available for in-store purchases only. You might find the pen for sale online at Nagasawa and Mitadepa for they have carried the previous Cocktail Series releases, but they have not announced anything as of yet. Click here to see a full line-up of The Cocktail Series.

Post last updated on August 25th, 2018.