This deep blue Sailor fountain pen with gold shimmer is named Vega and was inspired by the Chinese fairytale called the ‘Cowherd and Weaver Girl.’
The tale is a love story between Zhinü (織女; the weaver girl, symbolizing the star Vega) and Niulang (牛郎; the cowherd, symbolizing the star Altair). Their love was not allowed, thus they were banished to opposite sides of the heavenly river symbolizing the Milky Way. Once a year, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, a flock of magpies would form a bridge to reunite the lovers for one day.
Vega and its lapis lazuli color is part of the 2020 set of four Sailor Pro Gear Slim Shikiori Japanese Fairy Tale Fountain Pens with medium fine 14K nibs.
Model: Pro Gear Slim
Nib Size: Medium Fine (14K)
Nib Color: Gold
Nib Material: 14K gold
Diameter - 12mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Grip (mm) 9.7mm
Length - Overall (Closed): 123.3mm (4.85in)
Length - Overall (Posted): 142.1mm (5.59in)
Weight - Overall (g): 17.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge 1.18ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter 0.67ml