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Pilot Custom Kaede


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#1 Pen2009

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:39

I like Pilot Custom Kaedes I already have and I decided to add the third one. The # 10 nib and the feed of the Kaede are said to be different from other Custom's #10 nib / feed units.

Packaging: This new pen I got came in a smaller box. I think Pilot revised its packing boxes to be more compact.
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The pen: This one is M. I already have F and other M. The size is just right unposted for a comfortable writing. Each pen has a unique wood grain. My first Kaede's pattern was a little bit off-beat. My 2nd and 3rd Kaedes have the wood grain to my liking.
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The nib: This is where this Pilot excels. A very smooth writer and it lays down the ink an M nib should do, not too thin, not too wide.
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The filling system with a Con 70 converter. I have to admit I sometimes choose Pilot over other Japanese converter pens (or any other pens equipped with converters) because of its Con-70. The ink capacity is just right and sufficient for a converter, which is easy to replace when it wears out.
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The comaprison of 2 Kaede M pens.
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My other wood pens.
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Edited by Pen2009, 16 March 2013 - 08:09.

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#2 hari317

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:49

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:50

Great review! Thanks for the sharing this.
I also enjoyed the pics you took a lot!! Really cool camera work.

Keep up great work. : )

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#4 Frank C

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 18:51

Thanks for the review. You have a very nice collection of pens. I was not familiar with the kaede until I saw this. Pilot is one of my favorite brands, so a kaede is now on my shopping list.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 21:33

Nice!!

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 23:43

pretty pens :D and nice collection
saving for my target ~

#7 rudyhou

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:13

a very nice collection Posted Image i envy you.
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Posted 29 April 2015 - 23:18

Pen2009 ,
I can't believe what a beautiful assortment of pens you own...I L*O*V*E Japanese Pens! And I love Pilots. Because of your post, I just ordered the Custom Maple Kaedes from j-subculture with the money I made from selling a pen that had the wrong nib size for me needs. It will be my first wood pen and I can't wait to see it. Also looking forward to trying out the Con 70.
Thanks for sharing your information!

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#9 eduardp

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 18:31

Can you please share your thoughts now after more than 2 years with the Pilot Maple? I'm considering buying one and there are not so many reviews. Thank you.

Edited by eduardp, 08 June 2015 - 18:32.


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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:03

Can you please share your thoughts now after more than 2 years with the Pilot Maple? I'm considering buying one and there are not so many reviews. Thank you.

I've only had mine for a few months but I really love it. the feel of this pen in the hand is very unique. It's beautiful and the nib is a delight...perfectly smooth...but as I said I have a fondness for Japanese pens, especially Pilots.


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#11 Maurizio

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 01:38

Beautiful. Nice review. I love Pilot pens too.

I'm saving for a Custom 845.

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Posted 09 June 2015 - 02:06

The # 10 nib and the feed of the Kaede are said to be different from other Custom's #10 nib / feed units.

 

What is different about the #10 compared with the other Custom's #10?








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