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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):


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.

Sounds great! THANKS! I am in the iPad mini and can't write well, sorry I missed the thanks earlier... Edited by Lamyrada
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Just some praise for the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 with an FA nib, and my experience therewith...


I am a novice fountain pen writer, but I've been trying to get better, and I have been practicing what I will call rudimentary Copperplate. I have been fascinated with several Instagram videos I've seen of the FA nib in action, so I took the plunge, aware that some have mentioned issues with the feed not keeping up. Initially, I experienced some railroading with mine, but I realized quickly that the FA nib demands that I hold the pen 'properly'. When I do that, I have no feed issues, and no railroading, and I really enjoy writing with this nib!post-128761-0-01156500-1465021016_thumb.jpeg

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Hej all,


concerning the "flow issues" with the Pilot Custom Heritage 912 FA nib.

I had some problems too, and i have gone through a lengthy research regarding this and read about crazy things like "i removed the CON-70's plunger" etc.


This is how i "fixed" my pen:

1. Disassemble the section entirely (just pull it straight out) - clean the feed and nib with soapy water and rinse with clear water.

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXRQi2sVqUA As AJ Mangino states, you should check that your tines are very close together in order to have a good capilary effect.

3. Choose a very "watery" ink. Best would be some Pilots own Iroshizuku - my CH912 likes some Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite. If you dont have such an ink, you can just put a drop of Glycerol ("Glycerin") right into the converter (do not contaminate the ink bottle). Just play around with the possibilities this gives you - im using some 85% Glycerol (bought 100ml for like 6€).

4. Adjust your way of writing to a more "asian-angle" - like 35°-40° works on my end for some normal western writing styles to have good results. It also works on a "normal" angle on my end with a "watery" ink, but creates some blobbish bottom lines (like in an U).


Have fun



Hephocapalytirosises and such


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There are no flow issues with the FA nib, there are only user issues. Pen was designed for Asian character writing, not Western script, and certainly not Western calligraphy.

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There are no flow issues with the FA nib, there are only user issues. Pen was designed for Asian character writing, not Western script, and certainly not Western calligraphy.


Dear Empty_of_Clouds,


this is certainly true and i second that - this is certainly why Pilot didn't choose to put it on all markets.

But with the procedure i listed above, i was able to bring the "flow issues" to zero - i had some problems before.



You can't solve problems with potatoes!

Frederick the Great gave 15 "Kartoffelbefehl" 's (Potatoe Orders) and they solved quite many problems.

Thus my calculations result in the "flow issues" being potatoes.


Here my proof:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1WTkyCJPeF8QUM0Y0pMdWNPM0U/view?usp=sharing (Why didn't anbody yet write about the Pelikan Tanzanite's sheen?)







If only my teachers back in school would have noticed my potatoe skills in maths ...


Best regards



Hephocapalytirosises and such


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Important note! There are multiple reports in this thread of Pilot pens here being "scratchy on the upstroke." This is most certainly because the tines on Pilot pens typically arrive very tight (touching) at the tip! This restricts flow -- so what you're feeling is a dry metal nib pushing against paper. If you adjust your tines to have just a VERY SLIGHT gap at the tip -- or at least not be so tightly touching -- your pen will suddenly feel very smooth. Your line width may increase a little, but IMHO it's worth it.


I have a 742 PO. When it arrived it was *incredibly* fine and very dry. It was interesting as a novelty but not a pen I would actually use for anything... so I did the standard adjustment to increase flow and now it functions like a normal Pilot EF nib turned downward. It's great! One of my favorites.

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