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Just Ordered Pilot Custom Heritage 912!



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I must've missed those reviews of the stubs. I was using Pilot blue from a bottle; it was still running dry. This was my first Pilot disappointment. I harbor no resentment though; they did offer to adjust it for me so I can't really complain. I still love all my Pilots and expect I'll be loving this 912 when it comes back from nibmeister Brown. I also plan to acquire a couple of more Pilots such as a 743 and an 845 sometime.

 

Nobody and no compay's perfect.

 

I agree. But pilot has spoiled me in that their pens are incredibly good and constant writers out of the box. Hope the pen is sorted as it is a very nice writer. One of the best factory stubs going around.

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I feel the same way about Pilot pens and am not going to let this experience embitter me.

 

Thanks for your good wishes.

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To be fair to Pilot, after I emailed them in FL, they agreed to take it and adjust it. But, I decided to send it to Pendleton Brown instead. Looking forward to seeing what magic he'll work with it.

Ah, you're sending it to the master. Please give us a little sample, when it returns, as well as your first impressions.

Franklin-Christoph, Italix, and Pilot pens are the best!
Iroshizuku, Diamine, and Waterman inks are my favorites!

Apica, Rhodia, and Clairefontaine make great paper!

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Will do. This is the first time I'm using his services.

The prizes of life are never to be had without trouble - Horace

Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much - Pascal

You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream - C.S. Lewis

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IMO, he's the absolute best! You won't be disappointed.

Franklin-Christoph, Italix, and Pilot pens are the best!
Iroshizuku, Diamine, and Waterman inks are my favorites!

Apica, Rhodia, and Clairefontaine make great paper!

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I have recently been doing more pen & ink drawings (line hatching being the main shading technique), and I found the Pilot FA nib to be a bit too broad, so I started looking around for finer options. After some deliberation, and without knowing much about it (since I rarely hear anything about it), I got a Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with posting (PO) nib. Wow, that is a seriously under-rated nib! Very fine -- finer than the Falcon SEF (which I also have) -- yet still very smooth! How come there's not much talk about it?? I love mine! Check out the little head feathers on this baby robin (sketched from photo; original sketch is about 5" x 5") -- very, very fine line. I wish this nib were available on less-expensive pen bodies. Has anyone found the PO on another model?

 

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That's what I need! I have a SFM Heritage 912. Fine, cery smooth but not enough Fine.

Wish they sold the nibs separately!

 

That is a great example!

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the cheapest PO nib I know can be acquired from an esterbrook I just forgot the number but should be clerical posting nib

It is probably the 1554? I use that for drawing....

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I have recently been doing more pen & ink drawings (line hatching being the main shading technique), and I found the Pilot FA nib to be a bit too broad, so I started looking around for finer options. After some deliberation, and without knowing much about it (since I rarely hear anything about it), I got a Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with posting (PO) nib. Wow, that is a seriously under-rated nib! Very fine -- finer than the Falcon SEF (which I also have) -- yet still very smooth! How come there's not much talk about it?? I love mine! Check out the little head feathers on this baby robin (sketched from photo; original sketch is about 5" x 5") -- very, very fine line. I wish this nib were available on less-expensive pen bodies. Has anyone found the PO on another model?

 

 

 

Lovely artwork! I have been thinking about getting a Pilot 912 with a PO nib. I don't think they're available from US dealers, so I'll have to order from Japan. I do like my Custom 912 with an SU nib that I bought from nibs.com.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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can someone post photos of the various nibs and writing samples please I'm very curious

 

Here is a good place to start:

 

http://www.gouletpens.com/nib-nook

 

They sell many of the pilot pens.

 

I did a google search, "Pilot nib photos" and found plenty of photos for you.

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"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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lol ok I'll just go to google image instead of forums from now on

 

You can find a lot of information there.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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Has anyone found the PO on another model?

 

 

Nice art work, thats a 'fine' sketch.

 

Tokyo Quill Pen Shop, as has been mention elsewhere, has the ability to get 823's with the #15 PO nib from PIlot. However, they would need firm interest from several people to make it financially viable.

Semper Faciens, Semper Discens

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Has anyone found the PO on another model?

 

The PO nib is available on the custom 742, heritage 912, and custom 743.

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From where yo buy other than Engeika? Buying from them makes me I'll during the wait.

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From where yo buy other than Engeika? Buying from them makes me I'll during the wait.

 

I ordered mine from Global Rakuten (vendor: Bunkidou) for US $123 (looks like the price has dropped since I bought mine due to the exchange rate):

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/bunkidou-shop/item/fkvh2mr/

I'm in the US, and it came in only 4 days! I don't know what the shipping option was called, but I paid 1200 Y for it.

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If there were enough people here and the price better than over $200 that would be OK. I find the system cumbersome, since you have yo disengage the cap to write and close to store. . It's like another click when in the digital world. I want less clicks, not more.

 

Know of anyone selling 912 with the PO?

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