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Pilot Kakuno Fountain Pens

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About the Pilot Kakuno

The Pilot Kakuno fountain pen, perfect for beginners and experienced writers, is a delightful fun pen. "Kaküno" means "to write" in Japanese and that is just what this fountain pen has been designed for. Fitted with a stainless steel nib that features a smiley face so when it is facing upward the nib is in the perfect orientation for writing.

Available in an assortment of colors including the all clear cap and barrel, the Pilot Kakuno fountain pen is hexagonal, similar to the classic wooden pencil. The Kakuno has a plastic resin cap and barrel and the pen has been made from 85% recycled content. The pen accepts a Pilot ink cartridge and one is included to get you started.

Product Specifications

Nib Material: Stainless Steel

Fill Mechanism: Cartridge
Cartridge Type: Proprietary


Available Sizes & Colors
The Pilot Kakuno 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 Kakuno Fountain Pens we sell is guaranteed to be genuine, authentic and will arrive brand new & unused!
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Pilot Kakuno Reviews

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These are such fun pens. I bought the EF demonstrator and the purple/white F. I also have the lime green/gray M. Now I have a complete set of smiley face nibs! The EF demonstrator is really cute, but a the nib is a little sharp - not so much scratchy as prone to digging into your cheap office paper if you don't pay attention. On the up side, it lays down a crisp fine line so I can cram tiny notes in tiny places. Yay! And who doesn't love a demonstrator? The purple/white F writes beautifully without digging into the paper and isn't too broad. The low price point and snap caps make these awesome pens for carrying around in my bag. When I first saw these pens, I was underwhelmed with the aesthetics, but they grew on me with use. Super comfortable, excellent performance and really affordable. Fantastic!
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Great starter pens for kids. Gave them as gifts for a neighbor's kids and they love them.
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It's nice to be able to get a great Pilot nib at the fraction of the price, and another bonus with the Kakuno is that you can use the Pilot CON-70 converter with it, which is the highest ink capacity converter that Pilot provides. So you can't go wrong with a Pilot Kakuno as an everyday writer.
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Best fountain pen in this price point. Writes smooth. This is the fountain pen I keep in my purse. I have also gifted one to my 7 year old niece who loves it.

Don't be fooled, it is not just for kids or beginners! I only wish it did not need proprietary cartridges, but you can get around this with a converter.

The smiley fave makes me smile.
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The extra fine nibs is excellent, I have used it as a replacement nib in my Pilot Metropolitan.
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I realize that this is supposed to be a pen for children and beginners, but I absolutely love this pen and would recommend it to anyone. It's super smooth and bendy for a steel nib, and the smiley face is adorable.
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Reliable writer that, though a student pen in materials, fits well in an adult hand.
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I got the clear Kakuno with an EF nib. This is one of the finest nibs you'll find on an economical pen. The quality is typical Pilot: zero problems with the nib, everything works as it should. This thing writes small, but the nib has a very pleasant feedback, I think; it kind of zips across the page, with no scratchiness (so long as you use an ink that isn't too dry). If you need to write really, REALLY tiny, definitely consider the EF Kakuno.
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I have a battery of these pens fitted with the CON-70 converter and filled with Noodler's Bulletproof Black; Platinum Blue-Black; and Platinum Classic Forest Black, Classic Lavender Black, and Classic Sepia Black inks for my crosswords. The price is right, the capacity is great, and the performance is exemplary.
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I have a bunch of different colors, and they are fun to write with, and a good value. I like the smiley face on the nib. I know they are meant for beginners or children, but they still cheer me up!
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FAQs about the Pilot Kakuno

Q:
Does the pen come with a cartridge? If so, what color ink does it contain?
Asked on Jul 4 2021 by Mitch Stary
A:
Yes, a black ink cartridge is included.
Q:
What other brand of cartridges work with the Kakuno?
Asked on Apr 7 2019 by Sally
A:
The Kakuno would use only Pilot ink cartridges.
Q:
Can a converter be used with this pen?
Asked on Sep 14 2018 by Heidi
A:
Yes, the Pilot Con-70 converter works with the Kakuno.
https://www.penchalet.com/pen_accessories/fountain_pen_converters/pilot_con-70_piston_fountain_pen_converter.html
Q:
Does this pen come with a converter?
Asked on Sep 1 2018 by 411376451
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No, unfortunately the Pilot Kakuno does not come with a converter.
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