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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 1-3 business day unless otherwise specified or marked as special order.

* Special orders typically ship in 7-14 business days. However, occasionally due to manufacturer inventory, items can take up to 1-3 months. For a specific shipping estimate on your special order contact Customer Care.


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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Lovely pen, classic style. Good weight and balance (unposted) in the hand. The only gripe I have is forgetting the Japanese pen widths are narrower than elsewhere. I could happily have used a broad.
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The Custom 823 is one of those legendary pens that people rave and rave about. After finally getting this one (Amber, with a fine nib) in hand, I can see why.

The vacuum-filling mechanism is fun, and this thing holds a huge amount of ink. (It's going to take me forever to write it dry with this fine nib.) I like that the ink chamber seals off - I've already done a bit of traveling with it, and I've had no problems whatsoever. It feels sturdy and substantial in the hand, with a good amount of heft but not too much. (Unposted, the balance for me is perfect; posted, it's a little back-heavy, and I can take it or leave it.) The brown and gold are very pleasant to my eye and make every session with them a little more enjoyable.

The real star of this show, though, is the big no. 15 gold nib. This thing writes perfectly, every single time, from the very first fill. I just never have to worry about it. I don't have to adjust my writing angle for a "sweet spot" or anything like that. It almost feels, well, custom-made for me. It's a Japanese fine, for sure, very thin, which means there's a bit of feedback, but that's to be expected - this is about as smooth as a nib this fine can be.

In terms of writing performance and aesthetic quality, the 823 is pretty darn close to perfect in my view. If you can swing it, I highly recommend it.
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The Pilot Custom 823 meets all of my expectations. I purchased the Amber with a fine nib. Initially had some feedback, but has gotten smoother over a short period of time. It has already reached the "must be replaced" status if it is every broken, lost or stolen!
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The best of the lot, perfect weight profile, stunner in looks and design and smooth writer with a satisfying feedback.
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Absolutely the best nib of any pen I own. The fine nib is the standard I use for all Japanese nibs and nobody has come close. Huge ink capacity. Balance and feel are perfect. You may not think it's as beautiful as other pens but you will love writing with it.
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I ordered the smoke with a Fine nib and it is NOT scratchy at all! no negative feedback either. The body of the pen is thicker and much sturdier than that of an average pen mainly because its a vacuum filler, in order to withstand the pressure. And guys, this pen is RIDICULOUSLY GOOD FOR DRAWING, the fine nib on mine allows me to draw/write with wet yet thin and SMOOOOOTH lines of ink. I've had the pleasure of testing mont blanc pens and this pen writes/draws smoother than they do and I'm not kidding about that, if you purchase this pen you will indeed be getting a high quality/classy looking pen for a fraction of the cost. Italian pens are pretty and german pens are neat but......japanese pens are EXTREMELY high quality for a fraction of the price! Awesome! I wrote a review on the pilot custom 912 and I said "if writing/drawing with the 912 feels like financial security combined with riding in a rolls royce than.....I bet writing/drawing with the custom 823 must feel like riding/driving in an Aston Martin with Jessica Rabbit in the passengers seat! lol!" and I was Absolutely right! lol! Dude this pen is so awesome that I ordered a 10 pen Aston leather case and a 2nd 823 in amber fine nib color/size to go along with it! Plus, with a pen this fancy and classy looking I feel soo financially secure and super rad. I can see it now, I'm in a room with the coolest people to have ever existed and there all high fiving me on having such a rad pen collection, Carl from aqua teen hunger force, christopher lambert, dave carradine, luci from disenchantment, brock sampson from venture brothers, bruce campbell, roger smith from big O, and were all just sitting in a room hanging out and watching outlaw star and eating mcdonalds and drawing cool stuff with our fountain pens, niccccce. :)
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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.
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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!
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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. :-)
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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.
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