Pilot Custom Urushi Fountain Pen - Vermillion

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The Pilot Custom Urushi Fountain Pen shown here in Vermillion makes a simple but elegant statement, through the use of the Roiro Urushi technique and clean, classic lines. The rich vermillion color is adorned by just the slightest bit of trim and contrasting black urushi end caps, keeping the pen sleek and streamlined. The fountain pen features a superb two-tone 18kt nib that glides across the page effortlessly. The pen comes with a Con-70 converter.

Urushi, the material that forms the surface of this pen, is made from the sap from the Japanese lacquer tree. The process of collecting the Urushi (sap) and applying many layers of lacquer to this fountain pen takes three months or longer to complete. This technique, though painstaking, gives this fountain pen its deep lustrous sheen and has been used by Namiki craftsmen since 1918.

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Steven Oct 02, 2018


This isn't a shape that I normally associate with Pilot, so it seems a little weird to call this, as many do, Pilot's flagship pen. But from a quality standpoint, it warrants the title. First, while it doesn't have the dozens of coats of urushi that you'd get with other urushi lacquered pens, you definitely get the urushi feel in the hand. The nib is spectacular, and the converter capacity is decent. It's an impressive-looking (especially in the vermilion finish) "business" style pen. A pricey but worthy competitor to the MB 149s of the world.

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