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My First Review Of A Fp - Pilot Fp Am 82G


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#1 subbu68

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 14:07

I was never aware that FPs are also reviewed with the same zeal as DSLRs etc.

 

Revived interest in FPs when I casually checked for LAMY nibs for my LAMY Studio I purchased in May 2014.

 

Now to the topic. I searched 'far and wide' to identify my pen I purchased a decade (or more) ago in Abu Dhabi(and was using it when I got bored with BPs). I got the model number somewhere in the eBay. So cannot say it is the one. Could not find any reference in FPN.

 

The pics describe the pen with a short note below.

 

It is a pretty light pen and very comfortable to hold though is glossy black finish. The material of barrel and section is similar to the plastic of Hero the closest I can think of. The bottom of the barrel has a gold trim to end with. The cap seems aluminium gold coloured with PILOT written at the bottom and is push fit. No model number on the pen anywhere. Fit and finish is top class as for any Japanese product.

 

It came with a squeeze converter. Still working after years of use and lack of use!!

 

The nib seemed to be fitted permanent. Could not budge it when I wanted to take it off and clean up the pen. The pen seemed to have a sticker M on it indicating nib is medium. The writing is very smooth - earlier with Parker Blue and now with Parker Blue-black. The colour has faded a bit - is the ink to be blamed or not using for long with ink filled in?

 

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I like this pen very much and now to search for some more Pilots - not available at any shop I know in Abu Dhabi.

 

Sorry for poor pics - not used to taking photos with cell phone. Taking them with my camera and then downloading, down sizing  - :huh:


Edited by subbu68, 20 September 2014 - 14:09.


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#2 hari317

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Posted 20 September 2014 - 14:35

Thank you for reviewing this pen. This used to be called the Pilot superior and was very commonly available in India at a cheaper price point than the Pilot NSF pen, but a Brazilian seller uses the designation for this that you have also used. It used to be available in Black, Green, Blue and Red.

 

The nib cannot be removed from the front. You have to unscrew the nipple assembly from the rear of the section and then push the nib assembly from the front and it will drop out from the back side. The plastic is very thin on this pen so don't attempt this without a valid reason.


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Posted 20 September 2014 - 14:41

Thanks for the heads-up Hari. I would not break this pen trying to remove the nib. May be I saw that Brazilian seller's eBay listing from where I got the model number.



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Posted 26 July 2016 - 16:22

I was never aware that FPs are also reviewed with the same zeal as DSLRs etc.

 

Revived interest in FPs when I casually checked for LAMY nibs for my LAMY Studio I purchased in May 2014.

 

Now to the topic. I searched 'far and wide' to identify my pen I purchased a decade (or more) ago in Abu Dhabi(and was using it when I got bored with BPs). I got the model number somewhere in the eBay. So cannot say it is the one. Could not find any reference in FPN.

 

The pics describe the pen with a short note below.

 

It is a pretty light pen and very comfortable to hold though is glossy black finish. The material of barrel and section is similar to the plastic of Hero the closest I can think of. The bottom of the barrel has a gold trim to end with. The cap seems aluminium gold coloured with PILOT written at the bottom and is push fit. No model number on the pen anywhere. Fit and finish is top class as for any Japanese product.

 

It came with a squeeze converter. Still working after years of use and lack of use!!

 

The nib seemed to be fitted permanent. Could not budge it when I wanted to take it off and clean up the pen. The pen seemed to have a sticker M on it indicating nib is medium. The writing is very smooth - earlier with Parker Blue and now with Parker Blue-black. The colour has faded a bit - is the ink to be blamed or not using for long with ink filled in?

 

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I like this pen very much and now to search for some more Pilots - not available at any shop I know in Abu Dhabi.

 

Sorry for poor pics - not used to taking photos with cell phone. Taking them with my camera and then downloading, down sizing  - :huh:

  May I just ask about the shops in abu dhabi? I reside hear and pen shops are as rare as hospitals in a remote area. I just have been able to find WHSmith in Al Wahda mall just by chance. Do you know any other shops? I am wspecially looking for japanese pens with gold nibs. Thanks. Great review.








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