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Pilot Pens

About Pilot

Country: Japan

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.

Pilot Reviews

Falcon Collection
WOW what a great pen! I got the fine point and I must say it is an excellent writer and a great value. It is one of the pens I use all the time.

I have a great collection of pens, many beautiful ones, and some I use all the time. This is one of them! And Pen Chalet is tops to do business with!
Connie
Norman, OK
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MR Metropolitan
Many folks have a love or hate view toward the lowly Pilot Metropolitan. Sure, it's not a super expensive pen and the colorful band may not be for everyone, but it is a real Pilot pen and nib.

Section size, feel/material and profile aside (which are personal preferences) I've found the Metro series to be good value, everyday carry pens. I have larger hands, so I wouldn't want to go smaller than the Metro in a fountain pen, but I expect good longevity out of this metal bodied pen.

The stub nib is not common (I've rarely seen Metros with nibs bigger than a medium), and takes a little getting used to if you're used to having tipping, but once inked up I found the nib flows well (including with shimmer inks), writes smoothly and gives generous line variation for a steel nib.
Michael
Edmonton, AB
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Falcon Collection
As a lefty, I was warned against getting the Pilot Falcon SEF. I was told it wold be a terrible writer and I would tear my pages to pieces just trying to write. All of this advice was COMPLETELY WRONG. This pen is an absolute wonderful writer. I love the feedback it gives as I write, and although I don't get as much line variation as I thought, I still get enough of it to make me happy. This pen is a must if you're coming from dip pens. It writes beautifully and it's perfect for drawing too. I really recommend this pen!
Arno
Kempton Park, Gauteng
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IC-100(12pk) Cartridge
It’s pilot black, but in a cartridge. At least it’s cheap.
Erik
Apple Valley, MN
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Vanishing Point Collection
I love this pen. I bought the matte black, and it looks gorgeous. The pen has a nice matte texture and is cool to the touch. I love the retractable nib, which is springy, wet, fine, and so nice to write with. Mine included the Con40 converter, which I was very pleased with. Everything about this pen is nice, and it’s at an incredibly affordable price for a gold-nib pen.
Erik
Apple Valley, MN
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MR Metropolitan
The aqua color is a nice turquoise, and the stub nib is just brilliant. The pen has good flow, and the nib is slightly flexible. This is a great starter calligraphy pen. The only way this could improve would be to use standard international cartridges and include a converter in the box.
Erik
Apple Valley, MN
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Limited Edition Vanishing Point
This is a stunning pen to look at and a pleasure to use. Wish it came in a fine nib. It's a pleasure to shop at Pen Chalet because of their excellent customer service. Ron answers questions promptly and works to resolve issues to the benefit of both parties. They are my go-to shop due to available discount and free shipping.
Lynnell
Wilsonville, OR
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Custom 823 Collection
I've wanted this pen for a while and saw that it was in stock at Pen Chalet, so I ordered it. I can't believe how good this pen is. Do be aware, though, that you will need a deeper bottle of ink in order to fill it. Happily, they include a bottle of blue ink with the pen. Pen Chalet fulfilled the order immediately and it came quickly.
Jackie
Chapel Hill, NC
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Vanishing Point
I liked my Vanishing point, but it was not an every day pen. I added a stub nib unit to my cart....yep that just made my VP an everyday pen.
Angel
Palmyra, PA
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MR Metropolitan
The Metropolitan is my go to pen. The fine nib is pretty smooth for a steel nib. I own all of the retro-pop colors and have most of them inked up at all times. I enjoy using the Metro at work and when I’m journaling. Works well on that garbage office paper but writes like a dream on my favorite Rhodia pads. If you’re new to fountain pens I’d say that the Metropolitan is a great pen to purchase initially-you’ll love it! I’d recommend paring this pen with an Iroshizuku bottle of ink.
Raymond
Bloomington, IN
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Custom 74
This is a wonderful pen. I’ve owned this pen in violet for two years now. I haven’t had any problems with the pen. The fine nib is a bit finer than a western fine. The nib is extremely soft and wet on Rhodia paper, my favorite paper. The Con-70 holds a good amount of ink as well. I’d recommend this pen to anyone as it’s a steal at less than $150!
Raymond
Bloomington, IN
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Capless Decimo
I love this pen! I am one of those people that holds their pen weird, so the clip does bother me during long writing sessions and makes it more difficult to keep the nib in the "sweet spot", but the nib makes up for all of that! I have the fine nib and it is so smooth and writes so nice-I really just love it!
JESSICA
Pocatello, ID
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Limited Edition Vanishing Point
I missed the Twilight L E a few years ago, so I pounced on the Crimson Sunrise. The purple looks metallic. The red-orange looks like lacquer. It's stunning. It's a lot of fun to choose ink colors for it. Smooth nib. Pen Chalet has terrific customer service. You can pre-order items in high demand.
Corinne
Mesa, AZ
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BLGS-7 Gel Ink
This refill is for the Ageless Gel pen by Pilot, was so very please to see that Pen Chalet has them in stock as they are difficult to find. Thanks for great service and price.
David
Middleton, WI
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E95S
This is a beautiful pen--I bought the burgundy and ivory one. It's light and easy to handle and has a wonderful extra-fine point.

I've been using fountain pens since I was in high school, and this is one of the best I've ever owned.
Linda
Columbus, OH
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E95S
This is my first golden nib Pilot. It's very lightweight and just the right size for my small hands. Very easy to fill with ink and very smooth writer. Overall delight.
Nella
Etobicoke, ON
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MR Metropolitan
Not just a great entry level fountain pen: it's a very nice, solid, beautifully crafted everyday pen. I grew up with Pelikans and Watermans; this Pilot is less expensive but at least as robust as any of their student level pens.
The nib is very smooth, flow is just right with only minimal pressure against the paper needed. Much less scratchy than an Aurora Talentum nib, for example.
petra
usaf academy, CO
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Custom 823 Collection
I now understand why all the excitement among fountain pen enthusiasts! The Custom 823 is real gem! Thanks Pen Chalet for steering me in the right direction.
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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MR Metropolitan
Bought two of these - one with a Medium nib, one with a Fine nib. Both write beautifully and are all I'd hoped for. Should have bought a Metropolitan a long time ago!
Diana
Ravenna, OH
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Vanishing Point Collection
Beautiful color VP. I really have come to love how practical & functional these pens really are. I plan on getting several more. Thanks Pen Chalet for your great service.
Deborah
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Custom 74
Nice, lovely pen that does not let me down. A "go to" every day pen.
Janet
Rocky Mount, NC
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MR Metropolitan
Fun pen, and writes as well as many higher priced pens.
Janet
Rocky Mount, NC
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Custom 823 Collection
After hearing all the hype over the years about what a great pen this was I finally had to break down and buy one. There is absolutely no disappointment on my behalf about that decision, the Custom 823 is one of the best, if not the best, writing pens I own and I own some that are quite a bit more expensive than the 823 is. I'm in complete agreement with Matt Armstrong that if you could only have one pen to use for from now on out this would be the one that I chose. A great pen and worth every penny that it costs.
James
Kingwood, TX
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Custom 823 Collection
I originally purchased the medium nib based on the conventional line of thought about Japanese nibs being finer than other nibs. While that may be true for some Pilot nibs, it isn't for the 823. The medium nib on the 823 writes a very smooth, but heavy line. I exchanged the medium for a fine nib, and am very pleased with how the fine writes. It provides a finer line with more feedback, but it writes extremely smooth and the ink flow is perfect.

The vacuum fill system works as easy as described. The pen does post top-heavy, but not so much that it becomes uncomfortable.

I received excellent customer service from the Pen Chalet, with no questions asked about the exchange.
Mike
Carson City, NV
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Vanishing Point Collection
This is the handiest pen I've ever owned. The quality of construction and the writing produced is outstanding. Additionally, service from Pen Chalet is second to None!
Michael
Petersburg, VA
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