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Pilot Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen Review

Product Review of the Pilot Falcon Collection Fountain Pens

I recently wrote a blog for Pen Chalet about the new Pilot Namiki Falcon when the new black with rhodium (chrome) trim pen was released. However, I thought it was time to review my falcon after 6 months of personal use and enjoyment.

I own and use my Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen on a regular basis. I waited until the black with rhodium trim pen was released because I personally like the chrome look better than gold. I have seen and watched the Falcon become one of the best sellers for Pen Chalet, and wondered what all the fuss was about. Believe the hype, the Falcon is truly an amazing fountain pen. The Pilot Namiki Falcon has classic simplistic design and look, whether in gold or chrome, with beautiful lines. I would call it a medium width pen, not as bulky as some of my other pens, but is very comfortable to use. I have only used the converter fill system and have never had a problem with the ink intake.

The ink flow from my medium 14K nib is perfect, even when not used for a few days. I have been very happy with all aspects of this pen and would highly recommend it. The flex nib took some time to get used to what it can do and the pressure that is needed, but figured it out without any problems.

Pros to the Namiki Falcon fountain pen:
  • Cost, under $200 for a 14K nib fountain pen. Price is super for what you get.
  • Ink flow has been super.
  • Classic look and slim feel in hand.
  • Converter fill system works flawlessly.
  • Flex Nib (unique experience)

Cons to the Namiki Falcon fountain pen:
  • Limited colors (only available in black with either gold or rhodium trim), although a Red Falcon is scheduled to be released later this year!
  • Flex Nib (may take time to get used to).
  • Presentation box is simple (although helps keep cost down).

Conclusion of the Namiki Falcon Review


My Overall grade for the Pilot Namiki Falcon (grade 1-10, with ten being the highest, grading value, ink flow, options and overall experience) is a 9. I highly recommend this pen to any new fountain pen lover.

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Specs of the Pilot Falcon Collection Fountain Pens

Length: 5.375 in.
Posted Length: 5.875 in.
Diameter: 0.500 in.
Weight: 0.600 oz.
Body/Trim: Resin
FillType: Cartridge/Converter



Pilot Falcon Collection Reviews from our Customers

See what our customers have to say about the Pilot Falcon Collection Fountain Pens. Don't just take our word for it, read actual customer reviews of the product and see what they think.
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My new favorite pen. Love the delicate fine lines it produces.

Fall River, MA
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Bought this pen specifically for drawing. Was worried that extra fine would be too scratchy. Perfect for sketching but a bit too fine for writing for me. Good line variation with little pressure. I have been using it every day for just under a week now and it’s already less scratchy. Can’t imagine getting these line variations with any other fountain or disposable pen.

Toronto, ON
overall: 5 out of 5
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I have about 10 steel nib fountain pens. This was my first gold nib pen. I may be in my honeymoon phase, but I really can feel the difference with the gold nib and love my new pen so much.

PALMERTON, PA
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PenChalet is a great company. The most impressive thing about P.C. Is they offer a permanent military and first responder discount. Even if you or a family member doesn’t qualify, P.C. still offers periodic discounts. Even without a discount, their prices on many products is often lower than their competitors prices.
The thing that makes the Pilot Falcon is the nib. If Pilot were to stop making the Falcon, it popularity would rise to that of the Parker 51.

Jacksonville , FL
overall: 5 out of 5
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Feels and writes like a dream.

Butler, PA
overall: 4 out of 5
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Not my favorite pen, but very well made and the nib was well tuned. I have become more a fan of larger nibs, so if you like finer nibs you will probably like this pen.

Saint Johns, FL
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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.

Apple Valley, MN
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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.

Decatur, AL
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I don't have enough paper and writing material to keep writing with this pen.....This pen (Broad nib) is deliciously smooth on almost any paper. The stroke variations due to the flex are beautiful! The deep red color really adds to the entire effect!

Astoria, NY
overall: 5 out of 5
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This pen is a well-known, well-regarded classic, and it lives up to its reputation. I don't really have much to add that hasn't been said, but really if you're considering a Pilot Falcon, go for it - I can confirm that yes, it is the Pilot Falcon: consistent Pilot quality, with a wiggly nib :)

Buffalo, NY
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