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Should I Get This Pilot Custom Sterling?


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To me, the nib maybe looks bent?

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Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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What is that grubby looking stuff around the edges of the nib where it fit into the section?

 

Cannot tell from the pictures if nib work is required. If you need to remove the nib, you will need to so.

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One of the tines is bent and the scratches on the bottom of the nib looks like it's from the user turning the cap when the pen is capped and from a previous botched nib job where the user tried to remove the nib.

 

The nib can be repaired and the scratches could be buffed out depending on how deep.

 

If you're after a good condition pen...Etc I'll give it a pass.

 

Edit: Is there a picture of the clip and inside of the cap? Inside of the cap has a screw holding a spring which has a tendency to rust resulting the plating at the top of the clip to come off and a dead clip.

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Hi guys, thanks for the input! I will ask the seller for more pictures if he opens up the sale again (it is currently reserved to someone else). I am worried, like all of you, by how far it looks from something like this:

 

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Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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If you really want a sterling Pilot Custom visit Yahoo Japan and buy through one of the many proxy services.

There is at least one up for auction right now: https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q154239233

stan

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Member: Pen Collectors of America & Fuente, THE Japanese Pen Collectors Club

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Stan, thanks! That listing is quite tempting. I'll think about it if another purchase doesn't push through.

Hero #232 Blue-Black is my Waterman Florida Blue.

 

Your Kilometrage May Vary (#ykmv), a Philippine blawg about ink and fountain pens.

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