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Pilot Custom 823 Collection Fountain Pens

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About the Pilot Custom 823 Collection

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Product Specifications
Capped Length: 6.0 in.(152.4mm)
Posted Length: 6.5 in.(165.1mm)
Length of Body: 5.25 in.(133.4mm)
Length of Cap: 2.875 in.(73.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.5 in.(12.7mm)
Diameter of Cap: 0.625 in.(15.9mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.375 in.(9.5mm)
Weight: 1.0 oz.(28.35g)

Body Material: Resin
Section Material: Resin
Nib Material: Gold

Fill Mechanism: Vacuum
Cartridge Type: Bottled Ink
Ink Capacity: 2.5ml
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Threaded
Postable: Yes
Demonstrator: Yes
Clip Style: Spring Metal


Available Sizes & Colors
The Pilot Custom 823 Collection Fountain Pens usually ships within 1 business day unless otherwise specified.


Guaranteed Quality
Each Pilot Custom 823 Collection Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!


Pilot Custom 823 Collection Video Script

This is the Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen. It comes in a large, black cardboard box. It has a faux leather texture to it, with the Pilot logo embossed in gold on the top of the box. Included with the pen is the informational instruction and use and care guide for the pen, as well as a bottle of Pilot blue ink.

Then of course, we have the Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen. This is the amber color. It comes with a clear translucent cap and barrel, and a brown cap or end on both ends of the pen, on both the barrel and the cap of the pen. That black cap is separated with a gold band. You can see inside the center chamber of the piston filler of the pen where the ink sits.

At the bottom of the cap we have a nice, thick gold band with a thinner gold band. Engraved on that, we have some stars with "Pilot", "Made in Japan," and "Custom 823". Then it has a gold clip with Pilot engraved at the top of the clip; a gold band at the top separating that amber color, translucent cap, with the brown color cap at the end. The cap on the pen unscrews. You can post the cap.

It has a gold nib. On that nib is engraved "Pilot", and some other decorations. To change the ink on this pen, it's a piston fill, so we simply unscrew the end of the pen to dry the piston and fill the ink on the pen.

It's a sharp looking pen. Pilot makes some great writing instruments; they have some great nibs. Get your Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen at PenChalet.com
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Pilot Custom 823 Collection Reviews

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Unfortunately I have not been happy with my Custom 823 fine nib pen. While the pen looks and feels great, the fine nib is finer than other fine nibs and ink does not flow well. For a gold nib it is surprisingly scratchy. It is my first Pilot in this price range and has soured my enthusiasm for the brand. By comparison, the Lamy 2000 writes much better. My Waterman and Shaeffer pens also provide a better experience. I don’t know if the medium nib would suit me better. One of the perils of ordering online is the inability to test the pen in a real world setting before purchasing. Hopefully this review will be helpful to other enthusiasts.

Atlanta, GA
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Outstanding price for a high quality / high value fountain pen. Great writer for a Japanese Fine plus good heft to the pen.

Wonderful seller as well--I appreciate the military discount!

Monterey, CA
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I received my Custom 823 ~ medium nib, "Smoke" this morning. I did not realize that it came with a 70ml bottle of Pilot Blue ink! As this being my first Pilot "823", I read the instructions twice and inked it up. It's such a smooth writer :-) Wow! What a joy to use. I've got a Pilot 742 ~ Waverly nib, Pilot 74 ~ Broad, and another 74 ~ Music, but the medium on this pen is just so good! I'm really at a loss for words.
Thank you P.C. :-)

Olivehurst , CA
5 out of 5
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This pen holds a massive amount of ink and writes incredibly smooth. For the money, the quality of this pen tops numerous high end pens, hands down. Pen Chalet was also superlative in their prompt shipment and quality control of the pen. Highly recommended.

Lincoln, IL
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Used up all my rewards and I had a great price with the sale! This has been my absolute favorite pen and is likely one of my grail pens. Writes perfectly out of the box and has not once ever run dry despite lots of drawing and feels very balanced and robust.

Long Beach, CA
5 out of 5
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Amazing pen. F nib provides a bit of feedback depending on the paper but is also really smooth. The smoke acrylic is also a great color and looks almost black when filled with ink. Writes perfectly out of the box.

Portland, OR
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I have had my 823, fine nib, for roughly a week now. Straight out of the box this pen wrote - and writes - brilliantly. The nib glides and the pen is neither bulky nor thin despite the voluminous ink capacity. My first inking, as it were, lasted me a week and I have written with this pen everyday and rather extensively. Furthermore, the 823 is without question the best fine nib I have ever used, and I speak as someone who has something of a fountain pen addiction. It's a traditional looking, cigar-shaped pen (I have the smoke edition which to my eyes is black). Simple, but superlative. If I had to recommend one pen, this would be it. And if I had to recommend one company from which to purchase the Custom 823, Pen Chalet is it.

Lincoln, IL
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Outstanding first pen! Purchase was made from all of the great reviews online, and the reviews were correct! Great customer service from Pen Chalet.

Killingworth, CT
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I am absolutely in love with my Pilot Custom 823.. are use it daily I don’t pamper it. At first I was apprehensive, but this is my everyday carry.
It writes so smooth. The ink flows so beautifully onto the paper. I am so happy with that and I am happy that I purchased it from Pen Chalett because their customer service is amazing.

Santa Fe Springs, CA
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I've wanted a gold-nib fountain pen for years. The Pilot Custom 823 was worth the wait. This pen checks all of the boxes. The nib is so smooth and wet that I can barely feel it moving across the paper. Ink capacity is terrific. Weight, balance and grip diameter are all near-perfect. The 823 is extremely comfortable even for long writing tasks.

The vacuum filling mechanism requires a little getting used to but it's not problematic at all.

This order was my first experience with Pen Chalet and that experience was 1st rate! Ordering was easy, shipment was prompt and communication was very good.

Thanks Pen Chalet!

Apache Junction, AZ
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