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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

E95S
Excellent pen and a bargain price...gold nibs are smooth as silk.
D
Coon Rapids, MN
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Knight
Very happy with my purchase
Alan
Joliet, IL
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CON-40
The Pilot CON-40 converter works just fine for me. I bought one of theseconverters with the four tiny balls that help ink from staying at the top of the converter for my Pilot Metro Retro Pop (fabulous fountain pens, by the way!) because I couldn't tell how much ink was left in the press style converter that came with the Metro. The press converter is a fine utilitarian converter and I'm certainly keeping it as a contingency, but I'm glad that I got the CON-40 replacement. It doesn't fill to the top, but few pens do and anyway an air pocket is a good thing for flow. The tiny balls are nifty for getting the ink from sticking at the top of the converter. They work. The clicking sound is so soft in my converter that I don't notice a click when I use the pen. Flushing ink residue from the converter has not been a problem for me. And I simply shake out any water that remains after I've expelled cleaning water from the CON-40. I will order more of these for a couple other Metros that I have - love the colors of the Retro Pops.
Carol
Las Vegas, NV
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Vanishing Point Collection
I snapped up possibly The Last of the Raden pens, and I'm ever so glad I did. It's gorgeous! I'm well aware that some people have difficulty writing with Vanishing Points because of the clip location, but if you're like me and can adapt to any writing position you'll be just fine. In fact, you may see your writing improve, as it does force a "correct" hold on you.
Evan
TEMPLESTOWE, VIC
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CON-70 Piston
I prefer this piston over the CON-40; hold much more ink and the vacuum created by the pump action is great!
Lianne B.
Honolulu, HI
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MR Metropolitan
I have just recieved the Pen and can't wait to try it. Thank you
Turki
Riyadh, Ar Riyad
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Vanishing Point Collection
If you are looking for a fountain pen with good functionality and great value, this is the one. The little 18K gold nib (medium) writes extremely smooth. Later on I also purchased a EF nib which also writes a a charm.
Kai
Germantown, MD
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MR Metropolitan
I bought the stub for my wife as her first fountain pen and she loves it!
Aaron
Toledo, OH
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MR Metropolitan
A couple of weeks ago I found a freebee ball-point pen in the parking lot of the local public library. It was better than any pen I used in the 50s or early 60s. But I have moved on! I'm into fountain pens now! Though the free pen in the parking lot was enticing, I'll have or say that the Pilot Metropolitan is a much better value. It's made of brass, has some heft to it, and uses real ink! And you have a variety of options for nib width. Oh. yes! That's something else not available with the parking lot pens. Andthe Metro allows one to get into color matching. The metro is a great foundation for a burgeoning pen collection.
Spencer
Apple Valley, MN
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Falcon Collection
This was my first gold nib pen, and I wasn't disappointed. The Soft Extra-Fine is a bit scratchy, but writes well on cheap paper. It's a little flexy too, so there's plenty of line variation when you want it. The Soft Fine or even Soft Medium might be a bit better for normal writing, but the SEF is good for my chicken scratch. Because of the downward curve of the nib, I have to make a conscious effort to hold the pen at a shallower angle to the paper. All said, this is a great pen!
John
lincoln, IL
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Knight
I bought this as an upgrade from my collection of Metropolitans, and I am really happy with it. The only "issue" I've had is some really dry writing after a couple of lines. This seems to have gotten better, so maybe it was just some residual oil that I was not able to wash away when I got it, but that has now been removed after 10-15 pages of writing.

The grip section I feel like is a hit or miss for many people. The grip is really short and close to the paper, so f you don't want to grip the barrel of the pen when you are writing, you may feel you are holding the pen really far down.

If the grip thing don't seem like a problem to you, I can with all my heart recommend this pen. Great value. If you already have a Metropolitan, Kakuno or any of the other Pilot pens that use this nib, there is nothing stopping you from changing the nibs between them and experiencing this pen with another nib size.
Jimmy
Porsgrunn, Telemark
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Custom 912
Very smooth writing instrument. I chose the "Fine" nib. It writes perfect to how I want to write. Flipping it upside down allows an even finer point that I can write in a paper check register with out effort and the ink doesn't bleed through.
Ed
Blairsville, GA
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Custom 74
I've been using Pen Chalet for five years to purchase gifts for my graduate students. The Custom 74 is a nice choice--I prefer the harder to find orange color. You may be able to find the clear color at a cheaper price, but you won't get the customer service you get at Pen Chalet. They are extremely responsive and professional.
Laurie
Noble, OK
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Metallic Vanishing Point
After hearing the praises of Vanishing Point pens for years I finally bought one & it's likely the best pen purchase I've made. The ease of use alone has made it an immediate daily carry & I suspect it's always going to be inked & in the rotation. NO problems at all with hard starts or leaks or iffy nibs: it writes a lovely Asian-fine line immediately upon deployment, every single time. There's a reason nearly all the pen collectors I know have a VP - it really is THAT good.
Athena
Milwaukie, OR
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MR Metropolitan
I can't say more than what many reviewers have said all over the web. These are good pens at a good price. I like to collect them. I learned how sturdy the body was when I accidentally washed a previous one in a top loading washing machine. Barely any scratches on the body but bent nib. Great pens. Great nibs.
Sharon
Richmond, KY
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Vanishing Point
This is, without a doubt, the finest point fountain pen nib I have ever used. Writes very well. Only drawback is due to retractable point design - the converter is on the smaller side.
michael
Suitland, MD
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Knight
It's a nice pen for the price, it looks good, and writes well. I use it for "tight" places where not much room is available for annotation...but my favorite nib is a stub...which this isn't available in. I did NOT like the bladder type of converter that comes with Pilot; such a small capacity that you'd be better off using an expended and cleaned Pilot cartridge filled with your favorite bottled ink.
Dean
APO, AE
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Vanishing Point Collection
Bought a Matte black Pilot Vanishing Point. My daughter loves it. She says its perfect for her style.
Writes well. Pen Chalet delivered it on time and in great condition.
Where's my coupon Pen Chalet?!? =) I need another pen!!!
Roberto
Woodbridge, VA
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Custom 823 Collection
I recently purchased a Pilot Custom 823 with a fine nib. I'm very pleased with Pen Chalet's assistance, pricing, and delivery. The Pen arrived promptly and in perfect condition, and I'm very happy with it. Using the Parker Blue ink that came with the pen, it writes buttery smooth for this old lefty! I highly recommend the Pilot Custom 823 and Pen Chalet!
Charles
Crestwood, KY
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Falcon Collection
I purchased the broad and it's a little much for my style of writing. It's very smooth and a pleasure to write with.
Mick
Kettering, OH
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Knight
The pen barrow is slippery, so you have to hold it firm. The pen writes smooth with a little graphite #2 pencil feedback. The line width is extra fine for a medium nib. For the price of $25 a little more than the Pilot Metropolitan. It is acceptable since it looks a little classier. Just wish the pen wasn't that slippery when you picked it up
Gene
Whitestone, NY
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Custom 74
Not as exciting as some to the reviews I've read but a nice pen.
Mick
Kettering, OH
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Custom 823 Collection
Beautiful pen, writes smooth but the nib is a little too small for my liking.
Mick
Kettering, OH
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Iroshizuku Bottled Ink(50ml)
Easily my favorite ink!!! Such a beautiful bottle and ink color!
Kara
Woodbridge, VA
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MR Metropolitan
It's a smooth writer and hasn't skipped at all. It's simple and straight forward, so what else do you want from a $15 pen? Per the reviews...both this Metropolitan and the Pilot Knight I purchased are both quality pens that are inexpensive and write smoothly...with a converter option provided in the price. True to review though, the nib does appear to write one size down from the western (EU and USA) pen manufacturers. These mediums look and feel like find nibs.
Dean
APO, AE
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