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Pilot Prera - Italic Nib


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#1 Okami

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 18:21

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I purchased this pen from another member of FPN for two reasons, it was pink (I didn't have my pink Lamy Safari at that time) and it has an italic nib. This pen generally does not come with an italic nib, believe me I tried to find more. But I guess the seller either knew someone, had them ground or, my strongest belief, the nibs came from other type of Pilot pen originally. If anyone has any ideas, let me know. The nib is marked and the feed is identical to the feed in the Pilot 78G, but this nib is silver in color rather than the gold of the 78G.

This is a small pen, only 4-3/4 inches long capped, 4-1/4 inches unposted and 5-1/4 inches posted. It weighs in at 15 gm with the cap.

It is solidly built but feels very light in your hand. It is typical of the lower end Pilot products. Light, inexpensive without sacrificing quality.

The pen is available from several online sources at prices ranging from $36 to $42. It is well worth the price.
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#2 drawohna

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 20:28

Hi,

Could you tell us where these are available with the italic nib?

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 20:52

Hi,

Could you tell us where these are available with the italic nib?


You could switch the nib out with a Plumix one of a B nib from the 78G. The Plumix, 78G, and Prera use the same nib and feed system.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:46

I purchased mine here, from an FPN member, but I do not think they are available from him any longer. I have a friend in London who advised me that they are available as an italic in UK.

But most people I know do what Moo has advised and swap out the nibs.
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Posted 06 March 2010 - 13:23

The Italic on the 78G is the B-italic (also available with BB-italic), the italic nib in the Pluminix (and the Prera) is the M-italic, the Plumix is available with B, M, and also F italics... you can switch all of them around as you like!

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 23:04

I have an Ivory Prera with a Plumix M italic in it. I did use a 78g B nib for a while but as the furnature on the Prera is chrome and the 78g nib is gold plated, it just didn't look right to my eye. Now, with the Plumix nib, which is steel, it is great.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 00:05

I took the nib from a Plumix and put it in my Prera.
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Posted 08 March 2010 - 12:42

Nice pen, thanks for the review.
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