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Pilot Mr European Availability Of F Nib

pilot mr metropolitan f nib

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#1 dimpep

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:26

Hey everyone,

 

I am planning to buy a Pilot MR in Greece. One seller told me that european MRs (Metropolitan) have only M nib and the international cartridge system. Another one told me that I can order MR in F nib as they are not available at this point in his store. I am seeking the truth! I'm afraid that I will buy a F MR but the cartridges will be the Pilot's propietary ones. What's the truth about european MRs and nib sizes?



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#2 mke

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:42

https://pilotpen.us/...ECARMR_Mech.pdf

This Pilot document says "M nib" and "Pilot cartridges".

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 14:02

https://pilotpen.us/...ECARMR_Mech.pdf

This Pilot document says "M nib" and "Pilot cartridges".

Pity there is no date code on that flier... It illustrates a converter that I've not seen provided by Pilot in some years.



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 19:18

And? I still don't get an answer :P



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Posted 11 October 2018 - 21:31

> I still don't get an answer

What did your! Google research find?

Why don't you ask Pilot directly?

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 21:32

The safe assumption is that it is as documented: M nib and Pilot proprietary cartridge/converter

 

If it were available anywhere with an F nib, I'd expect that place to be in Japan itself. Though I do find one site listing both F and M... http://pilotpen.us/c...n-fountain-pen/ -- using Pilot cartridges.


Edited by BaronWulfraed, 11 October 2018 - 21:36.


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 22:19

it is available apparently
https://www.penchale...untain_pen.html

the exhausting work of 1 min googling was necessary

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 22:55

Google turns up these threads about the Pilot MR taking standard international.  Apparently MR is not the same as Metropolitan.

 

http://www.fountainp...n-the-pilot-mr/

https://www.badgeran...ilot-mr.403840/



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:12

the MR is indeed a standard international but doesnt mean that the nibs are different you can just get a cheapo Pilot pen like a 78G and use that instead

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:23

Apparently there are two versions, because the US site (including the pdf) clearly says, it uses Pilot Cartridges "Cartridge Type: Proprietary".



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 06:23

I asked many local retailers here in Greece and everyone told me only M nib for the MR. Metropolitan takes the pilot's proprietary cartridges, not available in Europe stationary shops



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Posted 24 October 2018 - 07:41

Can you shop at Amazon Japan or US or Germany? Or perhaps someone here has a favourite Japanese shop to order. It is not so expensive.

 

Cartridges: Codes

Black: IRF-12S-B
Blue-Black: IRF-12S-BB
Red: IRF-12S-R
 

Why don't you buy one set of the cartridges above and a syringe or a spoid and refill the cartridges when they are empty.

 

Pilot Ink - very cheap and good - same as in the cartridges

Blue-Black: 350ml code: INK350BB

Black: 350ml code: INK350B

Red: 350ml code: INK350R

 

Search Google with the codes - you might find a shop in Greece.

Rakuten Global Market (sends from Japan) also has them: https://global.rakut...=search_regular







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