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  1. From the album: Nib comparisons

    OK, this isn't exactly a fair or methodical comparison of these Pilot pens and nibs, but I just got myself a Pilot 14K gold #10 FA nib again — this time on a used Custom 743, on which a replacement ebonite feed from Flexible Nib Factory is already fitted — and I really wanted to see if this highly sought after nib, which I hated the first time around, actually has anything special to offer now that I have the benefit of two more years' “study” of fountain pens and practice in handling them to appreciate what I may have overlooked back then.

    © A Smug Dill

  2. From the album: Japanese pens

    The nib collar on (now) my Pilot Custom 742 is sitting flush again after screwing in back in. Not a problem.

    © A Smug Dill

  3. From the album: Japanese pens

    Surprise! I hadn't realised until now that pens in the Pilot Custom line have threaded collars screwed into their gripping sections.

    © A Smug Dill

  4. From the album: Translated third-party content

    Source page: https://www.pilot.co.jp/promotion/library/001/pentopList.php Google Translate's translation into English:

    © Pilot Corporation

  5. From the album: Translated third-party content

    Source page: https://www.pilot.co.jp/promotion/library/001/pentopList.php

    © Pilot Corporation

  6. From the album: Translated third-party content

    On the issue of the potentially confusing terminology, going by Pilot's nib types overview page (in Japanese), the FA nib is indeed the “Falcon nib”, whereas this suggests the nib on the Pilot Falcon, aka Elabo, would be "the Falcon's nib" in contrast. Source page: https://www.pilot.co.jp/promotion/library/014/

    © Pilot Corporation

  7. From the album: Translated third-party content

    In contrast to the FA nib, which is designed to be used with only light hand pressure — irrespective of whether that produces sufficient line variation to satisfy the individual user — the Elabo's (or Falcon's) nib is designed to withstand heavier hand pressure in writing. Source page: https://www.pilot.co.jp/promotion/library/014

    © Pilot Corporation

  8. From the album: Translated third-party content

    Source page: https://www.pilot.co.jp/promotion/library/001/pentopList.php

    © Pilot Corporation

  9. pensmarht

    Pilot 743 Feed Color

    My initial thought was to buy the 743 or the 823 with the fa nib from Japan, but due to the pandemic, the shipping costs skyrocketed and I was forced to cancel my order. I found a seller on Amazon and wanted to get the forum's thoughts on whether the pen looks valid or not. The box arrived a little banged up, though the contents are intact. I have a cartridge, user guide, and warranty cards. However, in looking over the pen, I noticed that the feed is grey in color. Is this particular to the FA nib? I've looked online and feeds in the 743 appear to be black in color but I can't tell if the f
  10. Well, I did not know where to put it - nibs&tines, pen reviews or else So this seems a good forum. I pursue flex almost from the beginning of my fountain pen journey. I was fortunate enough not starting with modern flexes, but with a vintage one. I fancied a vintage pen, and bought one just because it was cheap, looked nice and I knew the brand. Parker Slimfold - in terms of size it was a disappointment (i didn check its size or asked the seller), - but the nib was fantastic. Right away i fell in love with "flex". Bought another vintage (Wyvern) - also great. Then started looking at m
  11. rhymingisfun

    Pilot Fa Nib Vs. Pilot Falcon

    Anyone able to compare the CH 912 FA nib and the regular Pilot Falcon nib? I recently purchased the Falcon and now I'm having buyer's regret hearing that the FA nib on the Custom Heritage 912 and the Custom 742 are even better.
  12. I have read that the Pilot 823 Demonstrator FA had a limited production and the Tokyo Pen Shop Quill places the pen as unavailable without a specific date of new inventory. Community, do you any news on its availability today?
  13. Hi, My Pilot Custom 823 needs new nib. I have few pens wit reg. nib, one italic but I would like to try flex nib and learn calligraphy. I think Pilot FA nib would fit. I am looking for service to order and replace nib and fix one more pen (it is scratchy). Only problem is that I don't like FA nib look, maybe there is other good looking nib good for my setup? Can you recommend service and give me some advice, please ? Arek
  14. Scribble Monboddo

    Custom 823 With #15 Fa Nib

    I've seen this combination appear on so many people's wish-lists that I got tempted too! I found one retailer who would provide the FA nib fitted to a Custom 823; the interestingly-named Tokyo Pen Quill Shop, which is not strictly in Tokyo and doesn't actually sell quills, but they do seem to have a good relationship with Pilot. Communication was excellent and, barring some customs charges, delivery was fairly effortless too. The ink capacity is absolutely huge, the pen is nicely balanced, and it writes well - and I think will get better with further use, too. Somewhat to my surprise, the s
  15. tor99

    Problems With Pilot Fa Nib

    Hi, I just bought a Pilot Custom 742 with a FA nib. It writes beautiful, with nice line variations at times, but most of the time it is a pita. No ink. I have read here that other users have had similar problems, causing everything from lost temper to domestic violence. I hope there are some adjustments that may be applied to mitigate the problem. Using the CON-70 converter that came with the pen was no good. I have ordered both Con-20 and -50 to see if they work better, other user experience suggest this. In the meantime I use a Pilot cartridge. As can be seen in the first picture be





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