万年筆 カスタム742 極細字(EF)【黒軸】 FKK2000RBEF
|価格：||￥ 14,240 通常配送無料 詳細|
|OFF:||￥ 7,360 (34%)|
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この商品 万年筆 カスタム742 極細字(EF)【黒軸】 FKK2000RBEF
|価格||￥ 14,240||￥ 7,200||￥ 13,850||￥ 14,197||￥ 13,930||￥ 7,280|
|外装サイズ||8 x 20 x 3.6 cm||6.6 x 17.2 x 3.3 cm||6.35 x 17.27 x 2.79 cm||8 x 20 x 3.8 cm||6.35 x 17.02 x 3.05 cm||7.9 x 20 x 4.3 cm|
|外装質量||180 g||145 g||249 g||100 g||113 g||154 g|
I purchased through Amazon and it was slightly more expensive, but returns and issues are easier for me if I deal with Amazon. They are very good if there is a problem with the order, and worth the extra $7.00 bucks.
The Pilot Custom 742 with this Nib is wonderful. Writes a solid line at just about any angle you hold it, and it is never dry!. Excellent fit, finish, Nib choice, and how well it works, makes this Pilot 742 FP worth the expense.
**Beware of purchasing this pen from external sellers here because mine was factory sealed however the Pilot box was obviously used and for a different pen (also didn't come with any warranty/registration papers). No regrets though because the pen came in perfect condition.
After receiving this pen I immediately put my Pilot/Namiki Falcon (elabo) for sale! The falcon nib is softer and more flexible compared to the Pilot Falcon, and holds more ink in the CON-70 converter. If you can adapt to the writing style (very light pressure most of the time) than it makes an excellent every-day writer with line variation (not a "wet-noodle" however). If you want this pen just for calligraphy purposes you must write slowly otherwise you will get railroading. Also, this pen is VERY ink dependent. I find that this pen will only perform very well with Noodler's Heart of Darkness. Because the ink is very wet, it will make your lines closer to a medium than a fine however even when flexing and writing quickly I rarely get railroading or dry starts with that ink. All other inks I've tried suffer when trying to attain line variation and writing at normal paces (Noodler's black, iroshizuku inks, waterman inspired blue, etc). It's a shame because the pen is fantastic with a shading ink like Waterman Inspired Blue, but I found after writing for some time the pen will dry start and you need to push some ink through the feed with the converter to get it really going again if you flex it a lot. Of course if you're doing calligraphy this is probably not a huge problem, but if you're at a meeting it's going to look strange if you start twisting the barrel off your pen.
These dry starts/railroading issues are known for these falcon nib pens so I don't detract any stars, especially because Heart of Darkness is my go-to black ink and it allows this pen to perform perfectly albeit it widens the pen's lines a bit, however it's not a problem for me because when flexing the broad lines are more broad to match.
In summary, great pen if you use a compatible ink. I'm sure there are more I just have not tried that are excellent with this pen. Also, in terms of how the pen looks: it's basically a black/gold custom 74 with slight differences. There are many youtube video reviews where you can see more than a picture of course.
The pen itself is well made---but the bottom line is: it doesn't write well.
Here are the 742 Falcon nib's problems:
1) Doesn't start. I have to hold the pen at a very high angle to get it to start.
2) Railroads. The feed simply isn't supplying sufficient ink flow (and yes, I've tried very wet inks---which help but not enough).
It's not suited to flex style writing. You can write in a regular hand, and it works so-so, but the hard-starting issue makes it annoying to use.
Or---if you use it to write in a flex-style, then the feed only keeps up if you write quite slowly.
I would recommend trying Pilot's Soft Fine nib, for semi-flex writing. Or trying the actual Pilot Falcon (Elabo) pen. Both of which have much better ink flow and actually write well. They don't flex as much----but at least they actually write.
Overall---a disappointing pen. The nib needs work. And the feed can't keep up with flex-writing.