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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

Custom 823 Collection
This is not my most expensive pen, but it is the one that offers the most amazing writing experience. The fill mechanism is reliable and easy as well. My only complaint is I wish Pilot offered some of the other colors in the US
Matthew J
Winters, CA
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Vanishing Point Collection
I love the ball point style and the nib is a nice gold nib writes very well. I do not mind where the clip is some folks do not care for this cause it gets in their way, for me no problems it one of my favorites pens and at s affordable price for a 18K gold nib.
Larry
Ft Worth, TX
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Vanishing Point
This nib is a nice change from the fine points I have on my other vanishing point pens. It is definitely a thicker write yet the color is much more present in the ink and the smoothness is wonderful. It does tend to run a bit more on lesser grade paper however with journals and my Rhodia pads this nib works great.
Gregg
Broomfield, CO
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MR Metropolitan
Over time I bought The crimson variant with a fine nib and the green variant with a medium nib. Both are amazing with excellent flow and moderately wet (Yes!! even the fine nib variant is moderately wet), right out of the box. (I always wash and dry a new pen before filling it up). I wish they still gave a converter with the pen and not just the rubber pump filler. In the tropics rubber gets soft and "melts" with time and has to be replaced. Needless to say I got myself a converter. 2 cartridges are supplied. probably the best value for money spent on a pen. Writes better than pens 10 times its cost!

I went through a lot of issues trying to get the shipment outside the US and Ron was there all the while sorting out the problems and I'm grateful for his support (in spite of my many emails and calls to him with loads of probably impertinent questions and difficulties I was having).

Certainly recommend the product. Definitely recommend PenChalet.com for all related purchases
Dinesh
Kelowna, BC
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Vanishing Point Collection
This review is for the Bronze version of the pen with a medium nib. I had ordered a Green version but liked the bronze too, and kept it. When I hold the pen to write with, the clip lies between the thumb and index finger and that is the only uncomfortable thing about this pen. That's my only grouse with it. The nib was buttery smooth and the feel of the pen in hand while writing is excellent. No dry starts and moderately wet. I went through a lot of issues trying to get the shipment outside the US and Ron was there all the while sorting out the problems and I'm grateful for his support (in spite of my many emails and calls to him with loads of probably impertinent questions and difficulties I was having).
Certainly recommend the product. Definitely recommend PenChalet.com for all related purchases
Dinesh
Kelowna, BC
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IC-100(12pk) Cartridge
Great price, shipped quickly. Love this blue black ink which is sometimes hard to find!
A M
WIldwood, MO
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Vanishing Point
Thanks, Pen Chalet! You made it perfectly easy to switch to an extra fine point nib - great price, quick shipping! And, now I am in love with my vanishing point pen again!
A M
WIldwood, MO
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Custom 74
Bought as a gift for my son, and he loves it.
Beverly
Canal Fulton, OH
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Vanishing Point Collection
Bought this as a gift for my son. He loves it!
Beverly
Canal Fulton, OH
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Vanishing Point
Apparently this nib is not available on the Japanese market no more on the European market... Thanks to Pilot USA to give us the opportunity to buy it in the US market. Thanks to Pen Chalet for its nice price and to send quickly (6 days to arrive in France).
Now the little review. I've a Pilot 912 SU and i find this vanishing nib very close to the #10 : really excellent, so sweet, have the same nice flow and allows good line variation like its great sister Pilot #10. The results are very similar, it's pretty bluffing.
For me it is a very good purchase that I would recommend without hesitation to all those who would like to change with something a little more special than a Fine or a Medium (Excellent nibs too). Unfortunately we can not put an image to show some examples.
FREDERIC
CHEVANNES, Centre Val De Loire
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Vanishing Point Collection
I am enjoying my new Vanishing Point pen as my everyday carry pen. I have purchased a number of fountain pens I enjoy writing with. And when I am wring a couple pages I like my other Pilots. The ease of opening and closing this pen make the Vanish Point my preference for my normal pen uses when I read and take notes, or jot a note during a conversation. It is a smooth writing pen with good ink flow. And I like that the nib cartridge inside can be swapped out with another. — I like using different pens for different things and now this is my shirt pocket pen. Highly recommended.
David
Missoula, MT
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Custom 823 Collection
I was not sure I would like the Pilot Custom 823 fountain pen because of their vacuum filing system. After using the very buttery smooth writing from the elegant gold fine nib, I found the experience fabulous! The pen holds a huge, an amazing amount of ink. The amber shaded translucent body and cap at first seemed a novelty but later I found it better to see the amount of ink remaining and if I needed to refill. I am very impressed with the quality and styling; I would say it is worth a look and purchase if you are looking for a gold nib fountain pen.
Stuart
Grandview, MO
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Capless Decimo
I have a vanishing point and got this because I love the color. Never occurred to me I would notice the thinner barrel as well. The color is lovely, the thinner barrel is great (and I think I have pretty normal-sized hands) and as usual, the Pen Chalet customer service and speed of shipping only added to my enjoyment of this pen.
Beth
Plano, TX
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Falcon Collection
Excellent pen for the value. Writes beautifully for a 14K gold nib. Have no problems with buying another Namiki/Pilot pen again!
Lianne B.
Honolulu, HI
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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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