The Pilot Custom 74 fountain pens are made of high quality resin materials; it is available in this classic black finish. This fountain pen comes with a 14K gold nib and accepts Pilot type ink cartridge or converter. We offer a wide variety of nib choices for this fountain pen, you may select from fine, soft fine, medium or soft medium.
Length with cap posted: 16cm
Central circumference: 3.9cm
System: Fountain pen uses Pilot ink cartridge or converter Con40
Nib type: Handcrafted finely engraved 14k nib
Converter are sold separately, you may purchase from our related products.
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I got this pen with an F nib. Out of the box it was dry; it laid down a very fine — verging on faint — line.
After my buyer’s remorse had subsided, I spent a couple of hours googling for instructions on how to make the nib wetter. I found what I needed, but it took me another 24 hours to work up the courage to do it.
In the end, it really wasn’t all that difficult. It took me all of 15 minutes to increase the space between the nib’s tines. Now it puts down a slightly wider, much wetter and smoother line — pretty much just as I want it
Overall, I’m giving this pen 4 stars. It’s a nice reliable writer; sturdy, comfortable on the page and in the hand. Yes, it needed tweaking but thanks to that I now know how to make simple adjustments to nibs.
Recently acquired this in SM. Very wet writer, line width is same as german medium.(surprisingly). Very light pen, given the short nib, my comfortable grip fell on the threads, not at the section. The cap is double threaded however, the one i have suffers frequent misthreading while capping, not sure whether it is a design flaw or isolated case.