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Which Would You Recommend, Pilot Metal Falcon or Resin? (SEF Nib)

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Hi folks. I’m new here and would appreciate any feedback you have on the Pilot Falcon. I am considering purchasing either the metal bodied or resin pen with a soft extra fine nib. I have been using fountain pens for a couple years now and tend to like fine and extra fine nibs, especially Japanese nibs.  If any of you have used this pen,  can you please share your opinion of it as a writer (I take a lot of notes at work),  it’s balance,  comfort in the hand, etc.  Thank you!


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Welcome to FPN.


Even though I have both versions (and in fact more than one of the resin-bodied models), I don't think I have anything to add to @Andrew_L's excellent write-up, which was published relatively recently:

Personally, I'd part with my SEF-nibbed, metal-bodied Elabo any day without losing any sleep over it (assuming I didn't just misplace it and regret the unintended loss). I see very little subjective advantage in it being of arguably more robust construction, when it comes to actual use as a writing instrument; and while it accepts CON-70* converters whereas its resin-bodied kin doesn't, so there is a non-negative difference it offers on account of that flexibility, the fact that the gripping section of the resin-bodied model can be transplanted onto any number of PenBBS pens (with various filling mechanisms, and some with even larger ink reservoir capacity on account of that) more than nullifies the supposed advantage.


28 minutes ago, Ultra Extra Fine Irishman said:

I have been using fountain pens for a couple years now and tend to like fine and extra fine nibs, especially Japanese nibs.   …‹snip›… (I take a lot of notes at work),


I like very fine and precise nibs myself. I would not recommend a Japanese nib designated as Soft for high-volume and/or high-speed writing; but each to their own.


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Thank you for that link.  I will watch it today.

I will need to get better at using the search feature on FPN.

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