The back-story goes like this . . .
After coming to my senses and realizing that there are many other options available at the price point of the Sailor pen, I decided to do a "little" research before buying anything. This brings us back to the present. At this time, I'm considering the Imperial Black (along with its cousin, the Professional Gear Matte Black version), a custom made Pearl by Edison, and one of the lower-priced offerings from Nakaya (although "lower" is pretty skewed in this context).
So that's where I am at the moment. Stay tuned for frequent updates to this series of posts.
PS - If anyone has any thoughts, advice, or suggestions, please leave a comment.
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