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Pilot Custom 823 Black - F


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:21

I already have a Custom 823 Brown with a B nib. Being a Japanese B nib, it is not too broad to be unpractical in a daily writing. But, for my daily writing in a mandane circumstance, I tend to lean toward F or M. So, I decided to get another Customs 823 with an F nib. This time with a black trim.

Even though I have not yet got to use this pen (except for initial dip testing), based on my experience with my 823 Brown, the pen is easy to hold despite a heavier tail end. As my daily writer, I use a 845 M, 843 FA and Heritage 92 F. My Custom 74 Music and 742 Stub are currently out of rotation (along with several of Silvern pens and makie pens). I think I will put this 823 Black in my rotation. A vacuum filler is a main feature of this pen. The pen is well made and is put together perfectly as expected from a Japansese manufacturer.

Presentation: No fanfare. A very business-like, simple and sufficient packaging.
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Nib: A very sharp looking F nib made of 14K gold. My Custom 845 has the same 15 size nib; but, it is made of 18K gold. The nib leaves a line an F nib should do. Not as smooth as Platinum's F. But, Pilot nibs are known for giving some feedback. So, no issue here. I have not yet inked it yet, however.

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Pen: A classic design. Very similar to the Custom 743model.

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My 823 Brown with a B nib:
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Edited by Pen2009, 09 February 2013 - 07:49.

My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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#2 mirosc

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:19

Nice!
How do you compare the 823F to the MB149F?
Greetings,
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:23

Nice!
How do you compare the 823F to the MB149F?

I think MB 149 F is more like Pilot M (or closer to broad). My 149 F is a super smooth writer. Even my 149 EF is not even close to Pilot's F; compared to Pilot, MB's EF is more like Medium Fine at best.

Edited by Pen2009, 09 February 2013 - 07:24.

My collection: 149 EF/F/B/OBB, Collodi B/Twain F/Mann F, 146 M, Silver Barley F, M1000/M800 B'o'B/M800 Tortoise/Sahara/415 BT/215/205 Blue Demo, Optima Demo Red M/88 EF & Italic/Europa, Emotica, 2K/Safaris/Al-Stars/Vista, Edson DB/Carene BS, Pilot 845/823/742/743/Silvern/M90/Makies, Sailor Profit Realo M/KOP Makies/Profit Makies/Profit 21 Naginata MF&M/KOP/KOP Mosaiques/Sterling Silvers,Platinum #3776 Celluloids/Izumos/Wood pens/Sterling Silvers,YoL Grand Victorian, and more (I lost counting)

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 14:15

Are there any particular recommended sellers that we can get the black one with the FA nib?



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:21

Are there any particular recommended sellers that we can get the black one with the FA nib?

yes ,Tokyo pen shop quill         http://www.japanshop-quill.com/



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Posted 07 April 2017 - 19:05

Thanks!








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