Custom 823 Transparent Fountain Pen by Pilot

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Custom 823 Transparent Fountain Pen by Pilot – a fabulous model for smooth writing

Created in 2001, the Custom 823 quickly became a flagship model at Pilot for several reasons, two of which are its filling system and the size of its nib… read more

The expert’s opinion: the Custom 823 is a special model because not only is its vacuum filling system original, but it also gives a particular pleasure in its use. Filling the Custom 823 is the pleasure of handling the plunger, but also of seeing the ink fill the reservoir in one go. So much so that we almost wish the tank had a smaller capacity so that we could fill it more often! The metal piston rod adds weight to the fountain pen, making it particularly well balanced even if the cap is not swapped. The feeder allows for a generous flow, especially if you unscrew the plunger knob very slightly (1 mm) to open the safety valve. This is what we recommend you do if the ink does not flow properly. This is the price of the Custom 823’s perfect watertightness which makes it absolutely reliable. As for the nib, fans of Japanese nibs will be delighted by its size and aesthetics and, of course, by its smoothness on the paper and its regularity in writing…

Couleur: Transparent
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  • Free delivery in the EU for orders over 120€
  • Free returns in the EU

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– if the mention “in stock” appears: the product is in stock and will be sent to you within 24 hours

– if the mention “available on backorder” appears: the product is not in stock, we will order it from our supplier as soon as we receive your order. The delivery time is indicated at the bottom of the “description” below

– if the mention “out of stock” appears: the product is not in stock and is either temporarily unavailable from our supplier or sold out.

Custom 823 Transparent Fountain Pen by Pilot – a fabulous model for smooth writing

Created in 2001, the Custom 823 quickly became a flagship model at Pilot for several reasons, two of which are its filling system and the size of its nib.

A fountain pen from the demonstrator family, the Custom 823 is made of ultra-resistant acrylic resin, tinted with an absolutely beautiful amber colour. This colour is further enhanced by the gold-plated trims: the superb ballpoint clip recognisable from the Japanese brand, fine rings on the barrel and cap and the splendid central ring engraved with the model name and brand name, both surrounded by stars. The ends of the body and cap stand out nicely with their shiny dark brown colour, both matching the section.

Let’s turn to the famous internal mechanism: it is simply unique at Pilot as it is a vacuum filling system. In order to fill the fountain pen, the knob on top of the barrel is unscrewed and pulled out: the piston comes out of the reservoir to its stop point (seal). Then dip the fountain pen into the ink bottle and do the opposite by pushing the piston into the barrel (before screwing the knob back in). This is when the air-ink exchange takes place and the reservoir fills up (to 3/4).

Note that the body of the model is particularly large, offering a very large ink capacity (2.5 ml) = about 2.5 times a conventional converter. Furthermore, when the plunger button is completely screwed in, an exclusive safety valve closes the ink tank. This means that there is no risk of leakage, even at very high altitudes (e.g. in a plane).

The nib:

As far as the nib is concerned, Pilot has chosen to equip the model with a n° 15 nib, larger in width and length than the usual n° 5 nib, certainly in accordance with the large size of the fountain pen. The nib is beautifully engraved in 14 carat gold and is available sizes F, M, B et S (Signature). The S nib is the equivalent of extra large writing. It is suitable for writing at a fast pace and quickly writing full and uninterrupted strokes (pleins et déliés).

The Custom 823 Transparent fountain pen by Pilot will be delivered to you, set on a lovely light grey cloth, in a box with a beautiful 70ml bottle of black ink.

Precision: before use, hold the nib up and unscrew the plunger knob by 1 to 2 mm to open the safety valve.

Features:

1. Fountain pen:

  • base material: resin
  • colour: transparent
  • trim material: gold-plated
  • trim colour: yellow gold
  • cap type: screw-cap
  • postable cap: yes
  • length, closed: 150 mm
  • length, without cap: 131 mm
  • length, cap posted: 164 mm
  • body diameter: 13 mm
  • weight, with cap: 30 g
  • weight, without cap: 21 g

2. Nib:

  • material: 14 carat gold
  • colour: yellow gold
  • available sizes: fine, medium, broad, signature

3. Filling:

  • filling mechanism: integrated piston
  • compatible inks: in bottle

4. Includes:

  • one 70 ml bottle of black ink

5. Warranty: 2 years

If this product is not in stock, we will receive it 2 days after ordering.

Click if you wish to purchase an ink for your Custom 823.

Custom 823 Transparent Fountain pen by Pilot

Weight 0,665 kg
Dimensions 250 × 180 × 160 mm
Colour

Transparent

Nib size

S (Signature), F (fine), M (medium), B (broad)

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