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Hello. I recently made my first Japanese pen purchase. It was the Pilot Prera. An excellent writer, with a nib akin to mercury: liquid metal... That smooth right out of the box. I WILL be buying more. One question though: Is the body, nib, size, etc of the demo or clear versions of the Prera, the same as that of the solid-colored Prera's? Please help if you have the infor for me. Definitely interested in more of these and at such a great price...Thanks and regards, Leroy

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Sorry for the late response. Pilot uses that nib in several pens as well as both types of Prera. Swapping nibs between those is easy as they are friction fit.

Plumix - Italic

Penmanship - extra fine (really extra fine)

78g - fine, medium, B (actually medium stub), BB (stub)

Prera - EF, F, M, CI (cursive italic)

Be cautious buying pens with the intent of a nib swap. I've only ended up with more pens since I have liked every Pilot pen I've bought, and luckily most every pen I've bought.

 

Paul

"Nothing is impossible, even the word says 'I'm Possible!'" Audrey Hepburn

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The body of the Prera iro-ai (transparent/demo) has the same dimensions as the body of the opaque Prera.

 

However, the Prera iro-ai comes from the factory equipped with a CON-50 transparent twist piston cartridge converter, while the opaque Prera usually doesn't come with a converter unless the seller has provided one.

 

The Prera iro-ai has a choice of either an F, M, or CM nib. The CM is an ~0.7mm stroke width cursive italic nib.

 

The opaque Prera has a choice of either an F or M nib. The CM nib is not currently available for the opaque Prera; however, a Plumix M nib can provide the same functionality as the CM.

 

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I've read that the Metropolitan nib (Medium) also fits a Prera, and vise-versa, but haven't tried.

It does.

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It does.

I admit, I've been tempted to order a set of F,M,B 78g's off eBay and try them in the Metro. But then I think I could just keep them as pens, and giggle, so I haven't ordered them.

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Okay then, now's the time for me to admit that I purchased a Metro "M" but have never inked it up, but rather I stole its nib and and used it in one of my Preras.

 

I found the Metro "M" nib to be softer, putting down a slightly wider and wetter line for me, than the stock Prera "M". (N.B. I only own one stock Prera "M" and one Metro "M", and so YMMV on this.)

 

-- Constance

 

 

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I admit, I've been tempted to order a set of F,M,B 78g's off eBay and try them in the Metro. But then I think I could just keep them as pens, and giggle, so I haven't ordered them.

 

I did that and now I write with my 78Gs more than my Metros. At least the M and F nib as I have been in a finer nib mood of late. You can get them from j stationery for $10.50, which is STUPID cheap for something that writes so well.

 

I got my first to put an M nib in my prera, and my second and third to try a fine or stub in my metro... Now I just have three more great pens. I should have learned the first time.

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