Pilot Custom Urushi (2016)

Pilot Custom Urushi is the new model introduced in 2016 by the Pilot. the initial impression is "big", bigger, thicker, longer and more expensive, as compared with their old flagship model Custom 845. you could consider it as an enlarged version, however there are a few improvements over the Custom 845, as least to me myself. the section mold line has polished off, the felt cushion around the interior of the cap edge is also removed and there is no golden USUSHI mark on the back of the cap.

capped length is 155mm

the newly developed #30 nib is quite soft, have a choice of FM, M and B.

filled with con-70 or cartridges

Custom 845 and Custom Urushi

Custom 845 and Custom Urushi

size comparison of Custom 845, Montblanc 149 and Custom Urushi

the #30 nib has comparable size with the Montblanc 149 nib, and the #15 nib on the left is for size reference.

updated 20170310
added a comparison of the uncapped Custom 845, Custom Urushi, and Montblanc 149,

more info:
Custom Urushi - Bruno Taut
Size 30 and KoP - Bruno Taut
Size Comparison with MB149 - Mori Mutsumi
Size Comparison with MB149 #2 - Mori Mutsumi
Size Comparison with MB149 #3 - Mori Mutsumi
Michikusa Blog
current Pilot Custom series
Pilot Nibs


shu said...

Thanks for the comparative pictures! I'm curious as to why they removed that felt ring around the opening of the cap - do you feel that this will cause a problem in use, i.e. cause rings from capping or posting the cap on the barrel? (not that we are supposed to post with urushi). Another thing: could you show us a picture of the MB 149 and Custom Urushi uncapped and juxtaposed? That would be fantastic. Thanks in advance!

kmpn said...
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kmpn said...

hello Shu, thanks for your comment. actually i haven't even tried to post the cap on the barrel :D . i have added a photo for your comparison.

Unknown said...


Thanks for this. I'm curious to know whether the parts in 845 which are supposed to be made from plastic are also made of plastic in Custom Urushi?


kmpn said...

hello Unknown, the ends are apparently made of plastic, thanks.

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