Our Columbia store is open for walk-ins Tue-Sat 10 AM -5PM

FREE Shipping for orders > $50 ( USA only)

Blog - Pen Boutique — Category_Pilot Namiki

Penmanship for Holiday Season

Posted on

Parker Red Sonnet Fountain Pen In this fast paced world of new technology and busy days it is not often we get a reason to stop and reconnect to our traditions. Sending holiday cards allows us that excuse to connect. When carefully addressing aunt Betty's or cousin Bill's card we have the opportunity to not only use our best penmanship, it grants us permission to utilize our finest writing materials and ink. I enjoy getting into the spirit by using a red fountain pen and green ink. In the wonderful world of fountain pens there are many, many options of...

Read more →


Pilot Namiki Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Bottle Ink

Posted on

So much ink and so little time .Not fair. Seventeen colors from a single manufacturer, that’s a lot of ink . I wish I could use every color with my Namiki Vanishing Point Fountain Pen (Broad Point). Slowly, I will fulfill that wish but right now I tried a few colors that looked very appealing to me. So I started my quest of filling the so called Pilot Namiki Iroshizuku Ink Bottle to know what the buzz is all about.. First I filled the pen with tsukushi(Field HorseTail) . This is a Reddish Dark Brown colored ink . Namiki Vanishing...

Read more →


Pilot E95 Black and Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen Review

Posted on

Pilot E95 Burgundy/Ivory Fountain Pen The Pilot E95 is the latest in a long line of 14k gold nib pens. It comes in two versions, black and burgundy/ivory, both with gold trim. The standard Black with Gold trim is nice, but the Burgundy/Ivory really caught my eye.It is a shorter pen, only 4.7" capped and 5.8" posted, but perfect for my hands. The pen would probably be too small for someone with large hands. It has that vintage look from the 1960s and still is very classy and sleek. The scripted "E" on the cap and the gold inlaid nib...

Read more →


Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen

Posted on

Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Price: $19.00With a simple and durable style, the Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen is an excellent choice for someone looking for an affordable and reliable fountain pen for everyday use. With a sturdy metal body and steel nib, it is great for everyday use. This particular pen has a fine Japanese steel nib, while a medium nib is also available. The fine nib does the job with a surprising glide. Definitely a fine point, it is slightly scratchy without being abrasive or skipping. The pen posts well, has an average weight, and a good balance. The standard...

Read more →


Pilot Custom 823

Posted on

In Praise of the Pilot Custom 823 By Wesley James Young Pilot Custom 823 When I am asked what my favorite pen is, I always come back with the Namiki Custom 823. Now you are probably wondering what the name means. Thanks to that very same engine of procrastination which allows you to view this review, we can know the number represents year this pen was released, 82 years from the company’s founding in 1918, and the 30,000 yen price on that release date. As for the custom, well no one seems to have a good answer for that portion....

Read more →