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In A League Of Its Own : The Pilot Custom 823

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#101 John-XXII

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 17:58

Yet another great review. I really like your taste too.


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#102 sannidh

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 17:21

Thanks John, your collection does seem exquisite.

 

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 19:17

Nice pen, but unfortuntately the nib was too glassy smooth on it, I prefer my oversized sheaffer vac filled balances to it


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Posted 29 April 2019 - 16:53

I have the 823 with a broad nib. It writes beautifully. It wrote so well I did not sent it to Pendleton Brown immediately. However, I wrote with it progressively less. As nice as it was, it could not compare with my numerous CIs that I carry every day. After a while I didn’t pick it up. So off it went to PB. When it returns, I expect to use it. Of course it must still compete with my exquisite regulars. At least now, it will be competing on a more level playing field.

#105 jmccarty3

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Posted 30 April 2019 - 00:13

Since receiving my Custom 823 with a fine nib, I have used it almost exclusively while at work. I learned to fill it to maximum capacity on YouTube, and a fill lasts me at least two months. I am using Pilot Blue/Black. This ink dries quickly, and while my Custom 823 with a medium nib is a wonderful pen, the fine nib is much better for the forms I have to complete (for many insurance coverage issues, I have to sign the same form an average of four times). It functions well on all sorts of paper.

 

I have many pens that are more expensive, more rare, more beautiful, or more interesting, but for what I need at work, this pen meets all my requirements.


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#106 EllipticEquations

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 15:10

Such a wonderful review!

 

After my years with Omega and Rolex, I fell in love with my Grand Seiko for its simplicity and extreme attention to details.

 

To me 823 is the Grand Seiko of pens.



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Posted 05 May 2019 - 06:40

Since receiving my Custom 823 with a fine nib, I have used it almost exclusively while at work. I learned to fill it to maximum capacity on YouTube, and a fill lasts me at least two months. I am using Pilot Blue/Black. This ink dries quickly, and while my Custom 823 with a medium nib is a wonderful pen, the fine nib is much better for the forms I have to complete (for many insurance coverage issues, I have to sign the same form an average of four times). It functions well on all sorts of paper.

 

I have many pens that are more expensive, more rare, more beautiful, or more interesting, but for what I need at work, this pen meets all my requirements.

 

 

jmccarty3...

I fill out contracts all day as well however I don't want to run the Traditional Pilot Inks through my MB's. I usually use HP Premium Choice...how does the Traditional Pilot Inks play with normal copy paper...paper I have to sign that I can't control. I like that the ink has some water resistance where MB inks do not...I know the Traditional Pilot Ink will play well with HP Premium Choice. Pilot Blue is too light and Black I can't tell if an original or not so Pilot Blue Black would be great.

Regards,

David



#108 jmccarty3

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Posted 05 May 2019 - 18:11

 

 

jmccarty3...

I fill out contracts all day as well however I don't want to run the Traditional Pilot Inks through my MB's. I usually use HP Premium Choice...how does the Traditional Pilot Inks play with normal copy paper...paper I have to sign that I can't control. I like that the ink has some water resistance where MB inks do not...I know the Traditional Pilot Ink will play well with HP Premium Choice. Pilot Blue is too light and Black I can't tell if an original or not so Pilot Blue Black would be great.

 

I think you would find Pilot Blue-Black to be quite satisfactory. There is some bleed-through with really poor paper, but that's going to happen with just about any ink. I keep trying other things and then going back to it.


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 22:51

 

I think you would find Pilot Blue-Black to be quite satisfactory. There is some bleed-through with really poor paper, but that's going to happen with just about any ink. I keep trying other things and then going back to it.

 

jmccarty3...

Is the nib and feed friction fit...

And the pen I take is easier to clean than a MB...

Thanks Again.

David



#110 jmccarty3

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 01:01

 

jmccarty3...

Is the nib and feed friction fit...

And the pen I take is easier to clean than a MB...

 

Pilot doesn't recommend pulling their nibs, although they are friction fit. No need for frequent or immaculate cleaning with Pilot Blue-Black. The Custom 823 is not a pen for those who change inks often.


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