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Just Received The Pilot 100Th Anniversary Meiji-Maru

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#21 rudyhou

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 09:35

congrats on your LE Pilot fp  :thumbup:


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#22 Sidd

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 09:22

Congratulations! What a beautiful pen! I will be able to have one this week in Japan. Why can you have the pen so early?
rokurinpapa

 

Oh that's strange! I guess the retailers received the pens based on Pilot regional offices? 

 

Congrats on getting the pen. Hope you enjoy using it :) 



#23 Mulrich

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 16:48

I really like this pen and debated whether I should purchase it or not. I eventually decided no but am I afraid I'll regret that choice. I'm betting this is one of a few pens that will hold its value overtime. 



#24 PAKMAN

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 17:08

Beautiful, Congrats!


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#25 Sidd

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 10:15

Thank you all :) 



#26 alanshutko

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:34

Finally retailers in the US are starting to get it and mine is locked in! The pictures and discussion in this thread really sold me on it.



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Posted 22 November 2018 - 05:01

Finally retailers in the US are starting to get it and mine is locked in! The pictures and discussion in this thread really sold me on it.


Very nice! Hope you enjoy it as much as OP did 😄

#28 rokurinpapa

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 02:46

I received the 100th pen at last !  Almost sold out in Japan. Only 800 pens all over the world. Already phantasmal pen?  

 

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 04:33

Managed to get one from US dealer and should get it next week!
In use today: MB 146 green striated, Pelikan M1005 Stresemann, Conid cappuccino special edition.

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 11:34

Great to hear so many of you purchased it! 

 

Please do share photos and writing samples. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 

 

Pilot nibs are usually fantastic anyway and I find this one to be even smoother. 

 

P.S. - I'm slightly biased as I quite like this pen ;) 



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Posted 29 November 2018 - 03:34

Mine arrived today! It is phenomenal. Pics will need to wait until I can break out the real camera. I didn't think to check which number I got on the little metal plaque, but I am absolutely in love.  Something I didn't realize from the pics is the pen is distinctly blue, not black as it can appear in some pics. The section is colored to match the body, but I think it's plastic, not urushi.  (Some websites seem to have shots with the section black, maybe they were advance photos before release?). The feed approximately matches the blue.  The pen uses Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (polished raised maki-e) which is nor normally in the Yukari line,  



#32 Morphling27

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 21:04

Ship design is appropriate for Pilot.

I mean... I might normally agree, but there's you know... that company, Sailor.  With an anchor.  But a ship does need a pilot so... 



#33 Honeybadgers

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:50

Work of (bleep) art. This is the epitome of fountain pen design, not some $4,000,000 Mont Blanc encrusted with gaudy diamonds.


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#34 Sidd

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:47

Mine arrived today! It is phenomenal. Pics will need to wait until I can break out the real camera. I didn't think to check which number I got on the little metal plaque, but I am absolutely in love.  Something I didn't realize from the pics is the pen is distinctly blue, not black as it can appear in some pics. The section is colored to match the body, but I think it's plastic, not urushi.  (Some websites seem to have shots with the section black, maybe they were advance photos before release?). The feed approximately matches the blue.  The pen uses Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (polished raised maki-e) which is nor normally in the Yukari line,  

 

Agree the photos don't do justice to this design. The section is same colour as the body, but as you said, I do think it is plastic. 

 

Togidashi-Taka Maki-e on the Yukari line is not common, probably a special just for 100th anniversary. Or their intention to release new Yukari models. Anyway, I think its priced very well given the Maki-e work. 



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 13:36

I mean... I might normally agree, but there's you know... that company, Sailor.  With an anchor.  But a ship does need a pilot so... 

 

I believe it is the ship the company founders served on. They were educated mariners. Mine is in the mail. Really looking forward to this special pen.



#36 RexG

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 17:42

I'm not normally attracted to beautiful pens, but this is exquisite.



#37 mke

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 21:23

> I believe it is the ship the company founders served on.

Pilot seems to become a new religion. Buy 10 memorabilia and you get a blessing by the founders grand-grand children.

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Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:18

What a fantastic piece!


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