Description The Pilot Custom 74 Merlot fountain pen features a transparent dark burgundy acrylic resin barrel and cap with a smoke colored grip section, accented by silver trim. The rhodium-plated 14k gold nib is a fan-favorite for its smooth feel on the page. The pen fills with a Pilot proprietary CON-70 push button converter, which holds an ample supply of ink, or you can use Pilot ink cartridges as well. The minimalistic yet classic design makes this pen an easy choice as a staple in your pen case, and the transparent barrel allows you to see your ink supply, making sure that you never run out of ink! The Pilot Custom 74 fountain pen comes packaged in a standard Pilot gift box, and both an ink cartridge and a CON-70 push button converter are included to get you started. Please note that Japanese nib sizes tend to run on the finer side, so your line with will be thinner than with a western nib. Additional Pilot ink cartridges and other Pilot converters are also available. We offer Free Shipping on all orders over $59 for US customers, and for orders over $250 for our Canadian customers. Diameter - Body 12mm .5" Diameter - Grip Section 9.7mm .38" Length - Body 125mm 4.9" Length - Cap 66mm 2.6" Length - Pen Closed 143mm 5.6" Length - Pen Posted 155mm 6.1" Weight - Body Only 14g .5oz Weight - Cap Only 8.8g .3oz Weight - Entire Pen 22.8g .8oz For our purposes: Body Diameter is measured at the widest position of the barrel. Grip Section Diameter is measured at the spot where most pen users hold their pen. Body Length is from the end of the barrel to the tip of the nib. Body Weight and Overall Pen Weight includes a converter, if one comes with the pen.