Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen
Black and Gold Falcon Fountain Pen - Also Available in Rhodium
Pilot Falcon - Con-40 ink converter
Fountain Pen With soft extra-fine nib
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen - Available in Soft Extra Fine, Soft Fine, and Soft Medium Nibs
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen - Black Body with Rhodium Plating
Pilot Falcon - Black body with a light material that polishes to a high gloss.
Black Fountain Pen With Rhodium-style Plating And Nib
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen - Uses Both Namiki and Pilot Ink Cartridges
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen - 14k gold soft nib
Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen

Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen

Regular price $225.00 Sale price$180.00 Save $45.00
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The Pilot Falcon (previously known as the Namiki Falcon) is an iconic pen in the fountain pen world.

It is most famous for its 14k gold soft nib, which provides line variation when you change your writing pressure. This solid black fountain pen has gold trim and includes a Con-40 converter and a Pilot/Namiki ink cartridge, packaged in a Pilot gift box.

The softness of the nib is such that if you want to use it for daily writing you can, without having to flex it out. Though if you do want to showcase line variation, all you need to do is increase your writing pressure on the downstrokes and it's there for when you need it. Pilot doesn't advertise this as a "flex" pen, though it has that reputation in the fountain pen community. It most certainly provides distinct line variation, though you can overdo it, so just be cognizant of how far you're pushing it when you flex the nib tines. 

The soft extra-fine nib is quite fine, and has a very toothy feel to it though it does provide the most dramatic line variation of all the nib options. The soft-fine has quite a lot of line variation, as well, with a noticeably smoother feel than the soft extra-fine so it's ideal as an 'everyday' pen. The soft medium and soft broad are quite smooth and enjoyable to write with, though the line variation is less noticeable on these nib sizes than the finer nibs. Pilot (and other Japanese nib companies) has a reputation for grinding their nibs finer than European brands. We've found that to be the case with the extra-fine and fine nibs, while the medium and broad nibs are more similar to European nibs.

The Falcon is made of black resin, a light material that polishes to a high gloss. The pen is trimmed with polished gold accents, which really complement the black color nicely. The threads on the grip are subtle, and while your fingers may touch them while you're writing, it's not bothersome at all for most writers. 

This is a slightly lighter pen than most at 19g, a noticeable difference from the heavier Pilot Metal Falcon. It's well-balanced with the cap posted or not. The screw-cap pushes on the back of the pen to post, and holds very firmly.

While the Falcon is certainly an investment, if you appreciate Pilot's quality and are looking for a reliable soft nib in a professional-looking pen, then you should give this pen a serious look.

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Olivia Fox

Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen

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Harshita
Smooth writer!

I had been wanting to buy a gold nib with a little flex for everyday writing. After going through many reviews, I decided this was the pen for me. Ordering on truphae was a breeze and the pen arrived quickly even in the midst of a pandemic. The pen itself writes very well and gives a little line variation on regular writing as well. I use it as my everyday carry pen and it writes well on most papers. Love it!

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Judi Thomas
Great everyday reliable pen.

Pilot pens were the pens I have used for decades. I love the nib and how smooth it writes. Highly recommend to anyone who wants the perfect everyday pen.

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Ian R
Pilot Falcon SEF

I just ordered my first “Big Boy Pen” which is the Pilot Falcon SEF. I asked Chris about line variation and the writing experiences and was sold on his recommendation. This open looks sooooooo good in black and gold. I carry it every day and use it every Single chance I get! The line variation is really good and don’t require much pressure at all and don’t feel like I’m over flexing the nib. My SEF writes amazingly on Tomeo paper and cheap printer paper but that could be the ink I’m using which is Monteverde California Teal (which I bought with my SEF). Anyways, Thank you so much Chris, because now I own my favorite pen ever. Amazing customer experience, I’ve found my go to shop.

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Dorothy Perkins
5 Stars

Pen seemed to have been pre-loaded with black ink, and then cleaned.

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