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Pilot Custom 912 Black Rhodium

Pilot Custom 912 Black Rhodium


Regular price $280.00 USD
Regular price $280.00 USD Sale price $280.00 USD
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The Pilot Custom 912, with its notched FA (Falcon) nib, serves as the best pen available for our Spencerian customization. But the Custom 912 is more than just a superb tool for copperplate calligraphy - offering the widest array of nib choices of any contemporary fountain pen, it also serves as a larger companion to the Pilot Falcon Resin and Metal Falcon pens, and with nib choices other than the FA can also be a versatile everyday writer.

If you are looking for a Spencerian customization, select FA from the nib list below.

Pilot offers the following guide to the fifteen different nib tipping sizes available on the Custom 912:

• Extra Fine: a hard nib for small lettering, almost needle point.
• Fine: a hard nib for fine lettering.
• Fine Medium: a hard nib, in-between a Fine and Medium.
• Medium: a hard nib for medium lettering.
• Broad: a hard nib for bold lettering.
• Double Broad: hard big, very bold. Between Broad and Coarse.
• Soft Fine: a soft nib for fine lettering.
• Soft Fine Medium: a soft nib, in-between a Fine and Medium.
• Soft Medium: a soft nib for medium lettering.
• FA (""Falcon""): hooded design allowing for subtle flex while writing.
• Waverly (WA): slightly upturned tip for smooth writing at any angle.
• Stub (SU): squared-off tip for broad verticals and thin horizontals.
• Music (MS): three tines, originally designed for writing sheet music.
• Coarse (C): extra broad nib for extremely bold lines.
• Posting (PO): downturned tip - fine, crisp lines with little pressure.

Not sure which tipping size will be best for you? Feel free to contact us for advice on the best nib and customization combination.

The Custom 912 comes standard with the high capacity CON-70 converter, which provides an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers. It can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink, and can also use Pilot brand cartridges.

Pilot offers a wider variety of nibs units in the 912 than in any other model they make available. The Extra Fine is a rigid nib offering the smoothest possible writing experience at such a fine line width, while the Soft Fine has a slightly broader tipping size but provides semi-flex qualities similar to the Falcon Resin and Metal Falcon Fine Soft nibs.

On the broader end of the writing spectrum, the 912 also can be provided with a true double-slit Music nib which lays down a juicy ink flow and line-width variation similar to a Stub. Also made available is an actual stock Stub nib itself, which serves as an excellent starting point for our customizations to Left Oblique or to Cursive or Formal Italic, as a well as a standard Broad, Extra Broad, and the unique Coarse tipping point.

The biggest attraction for many pen aficionados, however, will be the notched FA nib. The most flexible solid gold nib we know of on any modern pen, it provides a superb starting point for our Spencerian customization, which involves adding additional flex and, most critically, regrinding the nib tip itself to a super extra fine point.
This image illustrates the extreme flexibility of the FA nib even in its stock, unmodified state. It is the most flexible contemporary high quality gold nib we've seen, and can be made even more so with our customization for added flex.
With its sleek black barrel and rhodium trim, the Pilot Custom 912 is simple yet modern. Flat cap ends and a tapered clip complete the look.

The Pilot Custom 912 arrives in a sleek presentation box complete with a converter and starter ink cartridge.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships.

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