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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

Custom 74
The Pilot Custom 74 is a great fountain pen that feels comfortable in the hand and lays down a nice line.
Charles
Decatur, AL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ageless Present Collection
The Pilot Ageless is a really fun little pen! Great to carry in your pocket and fun to twist to open. Just a little different for a nice change up!
Connie
Osage Beach, MO
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overall rating 2 out of 5
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Custom 912
This is my first ever Pilot pen (I am mostly a Pelikan, Montblanc, Waterman and Parker person for 40 years) but this is a great pen! I wanted something different so I opted for a Waverly nib and it is a beautiful thing! You're going to want one of these!!!
Connie
Norman, OK
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point
This review is for the fine point rhodium-plated gold nib. I had purchased a VP that only came with a medium nib. I liked the medium nib, but the notebooks I have to use at work required a pen that isn't quite so wet. Purchased this to use, and it writes great and is compatible with the notebooks I mentioned. It's now what I use at work on a daily basis.
Byron
Walnut, 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
One of my favorite pens. It writes so smooth I'm always thinking of reasons to use it!
Theresa
Tucson, AZ
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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
Purchased this for our grandson for Christmas and he was very pleased. The quality was excellent and we were extremely pleased with the way our order was handled. The customer service was excellent and I would recommend anyone needing pens, inks this is the place to get it all. 5 Star company and people.
Gary
Julian, PA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
This is a very nice pen. It writes very easily and smooth. Don't let the cost discourage you.
David
Lincoln, NE
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
Just inked this up today with the included cartridge, writes well, I love the fine nib. Feels light in the hand, I like the design.
Andrew
Saint Albans, VT
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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CON-50 Twist
I own several Pilot Metropolitans and Plumix pens. The Metros come with another type of converter which works well, but I wanted to try this converter. I'm very pleased with it, as the ink volume is visible. I also like the little shaker thing inside especially when using the Diamine shimmer inks. I will probably order another of these.
June K
Newnan, GA
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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 prefer black nibs for distraction free writing so I got an Extra Fine black nib to use in a chrome trimmed VP. It writes the same as the original rhodium nib and looks better. I wish replacement nibs came with protective caps for safe keeping when not in use.
Jennifer
Londonderry, NH
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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
I love the convenience of a fountain pen that only takes one hand to use. I got the Matte Blue so the matte trim and black nib will let me concentrate on my writing without the shiny reflections and glare that chrome trim and gold and rhodium nibs cause. This is my third VP and I love them all. I prefer the CON-20 converter, even though the included CON-40 is performing fine. The CON-20 holds more ink. The Vanishing Point and Decimo are the best pens in the world.
Jennifer
Londonderry, NH
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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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Stanza Collection
Like the pen a lot. Even more than the vanishing point I purchased seemed like a lot better value. only thing I didn't like it came with blue ink.
Danny
Brownsville, TX
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
Just received my new Pilot metro and it is beautiful!!!! Just starting out and it was the perfect fp for me.
ann
hudson, MA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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IC-100(12pk) Cartridge
The Namiki inks cartridges always start and flow. Utterly reliable. They are obviusly proprietary.
Alan D
Asheville, NC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point Collection
This is my first gold nib pen. It's a little heavier than I had anticipated, but it's still comfortable to write with. the placement of the clip doesn't bother me at all and I barely notice it when I'm writing.
Julia
Los Angeles, 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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Vanishing Point Collection
A unique pen, with a long history, from a company that makes so many interesting products. And Pen Chalet makes it a great value. Thanks
Robb
CHANHASSEN, MN
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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 823 Collection
After extensive research, I determined the Custom 823 would be perfect for me. I planned to use it near exclusively for journaling (although I like it so much I’ve been trying to find an excuse to use it whenever else).

Pros include a demonstrator body that allows you to see the ink level; huge ink capacity especially when filled to the brim; luscious nib that writes smooth wet lines; gorgeous appearance; good weight (I use it unposted) how it fits the hand perfectly.

I initially opted for a fine point since my writing is small. Unfortunately, both pens I received had a hint too much of scratchiness and I found it unpleasant edging on irritating. This was probably the exception rather than the norm given other reviews declaring the fine nib sensationally smooth, and the reputation of Pilot nibs to be glassy smooth. Pen Chalet has been absolutely outstanding in addressing my concerns, and ultimately after many phone conversations, we decided a medium nib might perform more to my liking.

Since receiving the pen I’ve been writing with it every day, and the medium was a completely different experience, more akin to what I expected. These days I get giddy excited come time to refill the barrel. Now you can’t say that for all fountain pens!
Kevin
San Francisco, CA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point Collection
Excellent pen. Excellent service. Competitive, if not better, price.
Bruce
Boca Raton, FL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Vanishing Point Collection
Superb, superb beautiful!!
And the staff of PenChalet (Ron) is very patient and helpful to deal with my order!!
Love this pen very much and will recommend Pen Chalet to my friends!! :)
Pui Yee
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
I've had this color Metropolitan on my wish list for a while now and with Pen Chalet's Labor day coupon it was time to pull the trigger. These are great pens! Nice solid weight. Smooth writing nibs And the colors! In case you haven't seen any of my pen reviews out there on the internet, I collect fountain pens and I carry/use the color of the pen to coordinate or match whatever color shirt I'm wearing that day. Sound a little OCD? Resistance is futile. Get one in each color!
Robin
Lees Summit, MO
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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MR Metropolitan
Actually I won this pen from a Pen Chalet giveaway, which is good, as honestly I may not of bought one otherwise. But in fact it's a great writing and balanced pen right out of the box and was pleasantly surprised. There are many expensive pens one can buy, but for performance weighted against value, this pen lived up to the hype that's it's a great everyday fountain pen for a really great price, and has professional appearance in a business setting. Highly recommend it, as well as highly recommend Pen Chalet, as although this was a freebie, have several purchases from them in the past, one even required an exchange, and their service is always prompt and spectacular.
William
League City, 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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MR Metropolitan
I now own 2 of the MR Metropolitan -- one gold and one turquoise (Fine point). They work well for me in functionality and comfort of handling. They are also so affordable. Customer service in all my interactions with Pen Chalet has been exceptional.
Karen
Roseville, MN
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Vanishing Point Collection
Matt blue vanishing point with stub nib is awesome. I love the dark blue color and its resistance to scratches. So far no scratches and it glides smoothly across paper as intended. Excellent portable pen that I have received several positive comments on.
Eduardo
Bolingbrook, IL
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Knight
Basically I bought this because it was 50% off and how can one go wrong with (another) Pilot pen? Besides it looked nice with the sleek simple elegant silver styling. Has a nice heft to it being it's an all metal pen except for the grip section. Nib is very smooth "M" but Fine line as hoped for as I prefer F/EF nibs. Did not use for several weeks but started without a dry/skip hitch (pleasant surprise) Con-20. Soft but secure click to the cap. Only criticism is the smooth grip section which tapers to the nib and feels like fingers keep wanting to slide down onto the nib. Grip (for me) is best at the widest part where the step-down barrel meets the grip section. Not the most accommodating to grip at that location so knocked it down one level on style. Otherwise a very satisfactory and pleasing pen.
Richard
Red Oak, IA
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Custom 823 Collection
Beautiful pen and an excellent writer. Easily one of my new favorite pens if not my favorite pen. Purchased the Fine nib and has no hint of scratchiness with little to no feedback. Feels great in hand both posted and unposted.
Jennifer
Eugene, OR
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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