2008-11-13

Pilot Custom

UPDATE: 2011-06 including the Custom 91, 912 and 92.

Different size of the current Pilot Custom pens,

from the top, 845, 823, 743, 742 and 74

the higher end models have thicker bands and trims.

the nibs:
modelgoldsizecolorEFFSFFMSFMMSMBBBCMSPO
FA
WA
SU
84518k15two tone
Y



Y

Y
Y






823
14k
15
single tone

Y



Y

Y







743
14k
15
single toneY
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y

Y
Y
Y
Y
742
14k
10
single toneYYYYYY
YY
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
74
14k
5
single toneYYYYYY
YYYYY





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all can use the CON-70 converter except 823.

the dimensions are as follows
Model
length (mm)pen length (mm)diameter (mm)
weight (g)pen weight (g)
with CON-70 except 823
845146.3132.215.9
28.3116.75
823
148.4
131.215.7
28.6818.87
743
148.0131.615.7
25.5115.77
742
145.8127.915.7
23.7414.82
74143.1125.614.7
21.2213.26

the diameter are measured at the pen cap band.

the nib size,
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the nibs comparing with the #50, #20, #15 #10 and #5
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here are the writing samples from Pilot: http://www.pilot.co.jp/library/001/pentopList.html
you may find the writing samples from a japanese shop: http://www.asahiyakami.co.jp/shop/pilot_custom743/pilot_custom743.htm

1 comment:

Junkyard Sam said...

This size comparison is really helpful, and I just wanted to thank you for making it available. I'm a huge Pilot fan... for now my "nicest" is the PCH 912 with a WA nib and I'm looking at the 823 for my next... That giant Namiki nib is CRAZY. I can't even imagine how much that pen must cost!

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