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  1. Let me start of by saying..... I LOVE this pen. You may think that the Kakuno is a child's pen but honestly? It writes amazing! So smooth and wet that it is perfect for a beginner and seasoned as well. All around pleasure to write with! If you don't want to write with it in public (i.e. Its childish looks) at 14$? Get one for home! No start up issues even without flushing. Right out of the box its ready to write. Id suggest a pilot CON-50 converter and bottled ink (sold separate) if you want lots of color options (why not? 😁) and if not you can get refill pilot cartridges on amazon .com or j
  2. From the album: Nib comparisons

    Pilot Plumix, Penmanship, Kakuno, 78G, Prera and Cocoon/MR (including but not limited to the MR Metropolitan) pens all use the same type of interchangeable, friction-fit steel nibs, so getting a Pilot Enso Plumix hand lettering set means I get three italic nibs (of F, M and B width grades) that will fit into any of the other models. They also fit the PenBBS 494, Pali 013/Wing Sung 3013, and a number of other Chinese fountain pens. N.B. The CM nib option available for some Pilot Prera and MR models is effectively the same as a Plumix M nib.

    © A Smug Dill

  3. essayfaire

    Misbehaving Kakuno

    I have a happy smiley-face Kakuno that was brought to me from Japan; I am quite unhappy with it at the moment. I thought it was a cute little pen but it is now giving me difficulty; the nib starts writing and then after a few lines stops unless I shake the pen. Here's what I've done so far: Clean the pen Change the ink Flush the pen Floss the tines None of these interventions has been able to get the pen writing properly again. I do not have a high tolerance for hard-starting pens and if I can't get this issue resolved will let it sit unused in a drawer. Has anyone had a similar experi
  4. Hi! As the name implies, I really love Pilot's Kakuno pens. I have quite a few of them and recently, while acquiring one from a local store, I noticed something odd. I took out my red Kakuno from Japan and got a North-American (Canada?) red Kakuno to compare. Sure, the packaging is a bit different, but it still retains the same overall feel. Pen and nib look pretty much the same between the two pens. Ha! So, apparently the North-American Kakunos use standard cartridges! At the top there's my older Japanese Kakuno with its Pilot cartridge, while at the bottom is the new
  5. I saw this YouTube video about the Pilot Kakuno with demonstrator/clear/transparent body. Is anyone else really excited for this pen? I like Pilot steel nibs. I like demonstrator pens. And, I like the comfort of the Kakuno pen body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkNjCHH7K7Q
  6. phillieskjk

    Kakuno Nib Swap

    Are the nibs on the Pilot Kakuno swappable with the other cheaper pilot pens that all swap nibs (Metropolitan, 78g, Penmanship, Plumix, etc.)? The smiles on the Kakuno nibs make me unsure, as none of the others have them, but if they are I would love to put one of the smile nibs on my Prera! Thanks, Phillieskjk
  7. When I saw it was a Pilot and it had a smiley face nib...I had to have it! Not bad for a pen that cost less than $15, I'd say. Knowing it was from JapanI opted for the medium nib, which is more or less somewhere between a fine and a medium nib in the USA. Yes, it's a cheap plastic pen...with a lot of character! It's a remarkably smooth writer at this low brow price point and what's not to love about a smiley face nib that uses the air hole for the nose? It puts out a fairly wet ink...I like that. I have had no negative issues with this little Kakuno (even the name is cute) to date. If you have
  8. lourdesgirl101

    Pilot Kakuno Fine Nib

    I purchased the Pilot Kakuno because I wanted a fine nib in my collection - and it had a smiley face so I thought it might cheer me up on bad days. (I am 22, but hey - it works.) It only cost $16.50 so it would not set me back too much. Be aware: this is my first fountain pen review and my first fine nib. You will notice I have mostly medium nibs. I hope you enjoyed this review!
  9. melodiousb

    Pilot Kakuno, F Nib

    My mom went to Japan recently, and I asked her to check out a stationary store for me and maybe bring me some ink. And she did--Sailor Nano Ultra Black, or whatever it's called, plus some of those 15ml Iroshizuku samples--but she also surprised me with a Pilot Kakuno. I think it's pretty great. It's got a fine nib, a dark gray body and a red cap. There's no clip, but the rounded hexagonal body and cap keep it from rolling. The body and cap are plastic, and the grip is a clear gray, so you can see the ink in the feed. I have small hands, so this kid-sized pen works really well for me. I find
  10. Just spotted that the Pilot Kakuno now comes in a white body with pastel-coloured caps! The new model is called "Sumino" and is targeted at women of all ages from children to adults. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pilot.co.jp%2Fpress_release%2F2014%2F03%2F26%2Fkakuno_w.html Original link here.





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