Pilot Custom 845 Vermilion 朱漆 (2013)

Pilot Custom 845 was introduced in the 84th anniversary (2002) of the Pilot Pen Company. The final digit 5 denotes the price for JPY 50000 (exclude sale tax) in Japan. The nib is 18k two tone #15 gold nib in four sizes, F, M, B and BB. The main barrel and cap are made of ebonite with resin ends and gold plated trims. It is a flat-top pen with length around 146mm and weight about 28g, filled with CON-70 converter. The ordinary Custom 845 has black urushi coated on part of the cap and barrel, and a golden word “URUSHI” is painted on the cap.

The Custom 845 is based on the Pilot 75th Anniversary (1993) model.

The Custom Ichii (2012) is based on the Custom 845 in Ichii wood.

In September 2006, Pilot Custom 845 was available in red urushi 赤漆 for the NAGASAWA shops (also mentioned in 万年筆評価の部屋). They are sold out.

In September 2013, Pilot Custom 845 in vermilion urushi 朱漆 is available from another stationary shop.
they have two additional choices of nibs, single tone 14k #15 nibs FA and WA.

Pilot Custom 845 Vermilion (2013)

the black and vermilion Pilot Custom 845

the cap has the little golden word "URUSHI" painted,
the black one has used and the golden paint becomes black.

the family,

another family shoot with the red urushi,
there is slight color difference for the 845 Vermilion with the others, it is more reddish.


shu said...

A beautiful pen! How does the vermilion urushi on this pen compare to that of the Yukari Royale or Emperor?

kmpn said...

hello shu, i have added a photo of the red urushi, the color of the 845 is a little bit different from the others, it is more reddish. thanks a lot.

shu said...

Beautiful pens! Thanks for the photograph. I have the Namiki Emperor (bandless) and the Yukari Royale, both in Vermilion, and my Emperor has a much darker shade of red than the Yukari Royale.

stephanie.k said...

that's gorgeous! I haven't seen this sold anywhere though? is it just in Asia?

kmpn said...

hello Stephanie, they are sold by a stationary shop in Japan, you may search for "Pilot Custom 845 Vermilion". thanks a lot.

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