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Pilot Pens

Pilot
Pilot pens is a Japanese pen company with almost 100 years of experience in perfecting a combination of exquisite Japanese craftsmanship and beauty, with superior precision nibs and ink. They are committed to providing their customers with an exceptional product, every time. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pen collector, your Pilot pen is sure to become one of your favorite writing instruments.

Most Pilot pens come with a 1 to 3 year warranty. Warranty information is included with each Pilot pen. For details on a specific Pilot pen fee free to ask.

3 Year Warranty: Sterling, Falcon, Fermo, Vanishing Point
1 Year Warranty: Custom 823, Custom 74, Stanza, Agless, Prera, Knight, Axiom

Pen Chalet is an Authorized Dealer of Pilot pens and writing instruments.

Country: Japan

Customer Reviews

Custom 74
I have to rate this pen as a "perfect." Pilot make such great pens, and the Custom 74 is no exception. I purchased the violet, and filled it with J. Herbin Violet, and it's a great match. The fine gold nib delivers the line width I like best (Japanese fine, not too wet), and it's a smooth ride with very little feedback (at least in a Leuchtturm 1917 journal). I don't seat the cap when I write, so it's a good weight in my hand — not heavy, easy to control, and the length comfortably fits my slightly larger than average woman's hand. The ink doesn't seem to dry out when capped. I liked my Custom 74 medium, but this fine is everything I could ask for in a fountain pen.
Susan
Massena, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point
I ordered a stub nib for one of my VPs and it was well worth it! At 1.0 mm it's a tiny bit smaller than a lot of stubs, but noticeable. The line variation is good and it is very smooth and relatively wet. I get lots of sheening with Monteverde Horizon Blue. Great nib!
John
lincoln, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ageless Present Collection
This is one of my favorite pens. It writes very smooth and has great style along with function. I own five of this type and will give one away to deserving friend.
Ric
Watertown, WI
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Raden Stripe Vanishing Point
An absolutely stunning pen.

It is a nice blend of functionality and elegance. The ease of uncapping/capping with just a click is so nice when taking notes. The elegant flair of the raden as it catches the light is mesmerizing. This is truly a beautiful pen!

The Medium nib is incredibly smooth. Despite the small nib, it has a soft bounce to it. When combined with its smoothness; it is a pleasure to write with.

The clip does not bother me much as I write. If your are used to the triangular grip of a Lamy safari you will quickly adapt to the the grip section of a vanishing point.
Karlon
Scarborough, ON
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Custom 823 Collection
I got the Bold nib. Writes very smooth out of the box. One of my favorite Pens of all times.
bhanu
Miami, FL
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Ageless Present Collection
Quite unique!!! Very smooth mechanisms and a beautifully smooth write. Very attractive casing.
Phyllis
Summit, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point Collection
This fountain pen is amazing!!!
I'm loving how unique it is and its elegance.
Phyllis
Summit, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Custom 74
Beautiful purple body, great converter, but the broad nib is still not suiting me after a few months of use. It doesn't seem to write evenly or consistently and I've had to try a few gentle things but I'm not a big meister! After some gentle pressure on downstrokes and some figure eights on brown paper it seems a little better but has not become a favorite writer. In its defense it does write very well on regular paper, but seems to do less well in very smooth paper (Tomoe River paper for example).
Elaine
Mitchelton, QLD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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Vanishing Point Collection
I'm partial to softer springy and bouncy nibs (such as platinum 3776) - this nib fits the bill, and the retractable form makes it so convenient. I have the matte black: really enjoying its stealthy look and the texture of the matte surface. The weight and girth are ideal for my larger hands (I'm a tall woman) and well balanced. A smaller person might prefer the Decimo. In future I look forward to buying a second one in a different nib width, perhaps a limited edition body, and being able to swap bodies around will be great fun.
Elaine
Mitchelton, QLD
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point
Using my usual Diamine, Irioshizuku, and Oster inks it lays down a very smooth wet line. This “Broad” is like a hefty European Medium nib. Typical Pilot product - excellent!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Justus 95 Adjustable
Typical Pilot finish - perfect! Still playing with the adjustable “Medium” nib. Pretty wet on full soft setting - settling for in-between - my writing is tight. Pen is lighter than I expected but should be a benefit when I’m in an all day writing frenzy!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point pens are so convenient. This insert is to replace a different nib size.
Susan
pell city, AL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
Decent starter pen for someone who wants more than a disposable. A bit difficult when refilling (messier than average). Good number of color choices.
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
Bought this in a Fine and Extra Fine, and both needed a bit of smoothing. But once done, they are a delight to write with. Though not a true flex nib, they have a lot of spring to them and do produce considerable line variation.
Spencer
Apple Valley, MN
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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function rating 2 out of 5
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style rating 2 out of 5
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value rating 2 out of 5
Vanishing Point Collection
I love everything about this pen except filling it. It is a good weight, the ease of retracting the nib means the pen doesn't dry out from being left uncapped, and I love going clickity-clack with the button as I ponder. I do find that it doesn't hold as much as ink as I would like, and that it, like other PIlots I have, is messier to fill than my other pens. Good nib, beautiful pattern. Pen Chalet has awesome customer service, too!
Suzanne
Columbia, SC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
These are great in price and quality. Just bought two for friends who are “Fountain Pen Curious”.
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point
Bought a new extra fine to put it my twenty five year old Vanishing Point. Back then I could only get a medium. Now I love the nib on my "new" pen. Thanks for the great price at Pen Chalet!
Lori
Hayward, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
A great gift for fountain pen beginners especially when paired with ink samples. Writes beautifully and comes with converter.
lynn
fairfield, CT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2 out of 5
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CON-70 Piston
Love the capacity and ease of filling but cleaning is a chore!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Custom 74
As great as usual! Great nib, great finishing. The color is subtle!
Keith
Dallas, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Custom 74
First, the price was excellent. The pen comes with a CON-70 converter that holds plenty of ink. I have the medium nib and it glides on paper, no hard starts. The style is great and it is a wonderful first gold nib pen.
Hugo
ORLAND PARK, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Falcon Collection
I am extremely happy with my purchase of the Pilot Falcon. I purchased the extra fine and with the 14k gold soft flex nib it performs beautifully. This has become my favorite pen out of my collection. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes flexible nib pens.
Jason
Decatur, AL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
Great product at a good price from a website that seems authoritative on the subject of fountain pens and inks.
Michael
Powell, OH
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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function rating 2.5 out of 5
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Prera Collection
I've spent the past couple weeks enjoying my new Pilot Prera - it's become my daily writer! It writes very smoothly, and I really like the medium nib. The click-on cap fits quite securely, and while the pen is a bit smaller than most of my fountain pens, it feels very comfortable in my hand when posted. Plus, the light weight makes it ideal for longer writing sessions.
Jessica
Lincoln, NE
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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quality rating 2.5 out of 5
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
excellent ink, good flow, wetness etc. My goto ink.
Peter
Lynden, WA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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