I was first introduced to the goodness that is the Sailor disposable fountain pen by Pen Addict reader/supplier/enabler Bryan in Japan when he sent me the Sailor Ink Pen to try out. He had been raving about it for months, and once I finally got it in my hands, I fell in love with it as well. It was hard to come by in the states (a reader mentioned in the comments section that it could be found at Daiso), but JetPens has recently started to carry a similar pen in the Sailor Ink Bar.
Like the original Sailor Ink Pen, the Ink Bar is a no frills fountain pen. While that may be a deterrent to some, the performance of the pen will outshine any qualms you may have about it. The ink flowed easily the very first time the pen hit the page, and the fine nib gave an all-around smooth writing performance. There honestly isn't too much to say about it because it is such a simple pen. Compared to the Platinum Preppy fountain pens, the Ink Bar writes smoother while keeping the same line consistency that I like about the Preppy. The main difference between the two is that the Ink Bar is truly disposable, meaning there is no readily available way to refill the pen, while you can do lots of things with the Preppy barrel.
Overall, I am anxious to see how others feel about this pen, so please let me know if you try one out. By reading the description on JetPens, it sounds like there are many other colors available, so hopefully they will start to stock those as well.
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