Sailor Olympia (Egyption Hieroglyphs) 蝕刻不鏽鋼桿 18k-WG尖

Sailor Olympia (Egyption Hieroglyphs) 蝕刻不鏽鋼桿 18k-WG尖

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尺寸資料
含蓋:12.1 cm
不含蓋:10.2 cm
套蓋:14.2 cm

開始收集短鋼迄今原來未足一年,但也得了一套頗堪玩味的筆藏。而是次要介紹的,是目前我所有短鋼——以至所有鋼筆之中,最出類拔萃的一枝:Sailor Olympia。她的美豔,教人神往⋯⋯


1976年,Sailor推出了一系列以古埃及象形文字為主題的筆,包括有鋼筆(長鋼)、自動鉛筆、原子筆、走珠筆。筆桿採用純銀,圖案為陽刻。每一種筆的圖案並不相同。不過,這個系列的鋼筆線除了普通長鋼,其實尚有兩位成員,即我手上這枝Olympia及三叉戟尖長鋼。她們有可能屬於未有正式量產售賣的「原型筆」,最大的不同是筆桿材質改用不鏽鋼。網上並無Olympia的資料,「Olympia」之名只是我以其筆蓋上的刻字代稱之。有些外國筆友則據其筆桿圖案稱之「Egyption Hieroglyphs」。

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Sailor 1976年產品目錄。可見古埃及象形文字系列長鋼、原子筆及自動鉛筆套裝FBS-36,當年定價為¥27000。(圖片來源:http://ameblo.jp/kamisama-samasama/entry-11999891994.html)

Olympia的設計充滿異國風韻,不鏽鋼桿跟18k-WG 2號尖實在是絕配。Sailor高超的蝕刻工藝也在此筆上表現的淋灕盡致,古埃及文字圖案精細動人,無一絲毛邊。蝕刻筆桿摸起來凹凸有致,手感相當妙。可惜筆桿蝕刻工藝於八十年代因環境問題而被禁止,其後絕跡鋼筆界。

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Olympia展現了超乎我想像的精緻度,難以想像這是一枝短鋼。雖然未能證實她是原型筆,但其稀有度是毋庸置疑的。還記得最初在網上論壇看見她的相片,我就已經默默動情,不過有網友稱Olympia「產量極低而幾乎不可能獲得」,存下她的相片之際我還在輕嘆「花二三十年總會遇到吧」。想不到兩個月後,我竟能將之收入囊中!追尋、不獲、得到,這就是收集鋼筆的樂趣所在。

娛生

2017/7/17


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Sailor Olympia (Egyption Hieroglyphs) 蝕刻不鏽鋼桿 18k-WG尖” 有 6 則迴響

    1. 娛生

      Congratulations on getting a Sailor Olympia! I saw you shared your joy on Facebook XD
      It’s really a rare and fantastic pocket pen!
      I also believe that this pen was made in steel rather than sterling silver. It will be much more wonderful if they made it in silver, but steel is good enough.

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      1. mandorix

        Thank you for your kind words. The Olympia really is a marvelous pen.

        They did make a full set in sterling silver, with a pencil and a ballpoint pen, each priced at ¥7,000, and a full-length fountain pen priced at ¥13,000. This set, with the recessed areas darkened chemically instead of being painted, was marked SAILOR, not OLYMPIA. The only Olympia pen was this pocket pen. I believe it was commissioned by a pen shop called Olympia.

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      2. 娛生

        Hi mandorix, Thank you for your sharing!

        I also saw that pen set in the catalogue of Sailor in 1976. Other than fountain pen, ballpoint pen and pencil, I also discovered that Sailor did produced rollerball pen.
        I believe that Olympia is a prototype pen and Sailor just named it “Olympia" for some reason. You suggest a good explanation on why Olympia is so different with its family. But do you have further information about why you draw this conclusion? I want to know more! 😀

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