The Pilot Falcon pen revitalizes a classic design and innovative hooded nib for a responsive writing experience.
The renowned Namiki Falcon is reintroduced as the Pilot Falcon in sleek gold trim. Its intensely polished black resin body is long and light in hand, with a flat cap and barrel for a timeless look. Gold detailing completes the classic Falcon aesthetic. The Pilot Japan branding is featured on the cap band, along with a chain-link detail.
Thee unique 14k gold hooded nib is the most alluring aspect of the Pilot Falcon. Its soft, semi-flexible design is notably dependable and reduces railroading. The unique nib allows for consistency while writing with line variation, which also requires little pressure. Pilot Falcon nibs range from soft extra-fine to soft broad, allowing for a gentle hand that yields excellent results.
|Cap can post||No|
|Cap Mechanism||Screw Cap|
|Complimentary||Packaged in a Gift Box|
|Dimensions||5.4" L x 0.5" D|
|Length Capped||5.4" L|
|Length Posted||5.9" L|
|Nib Material||14kt Gold|
|Refills & Inks||Cartridges/Converter|
|Series||Pilot Namiki Falcon|
|Special Features||Refillable for continued use|
|Warranty||Guaranteed for quality|
Unfortunately for both Pen Boutique and me in Texas, the US Postal Service bungled the order. Despite a tracking number, the package was lost for a week, then when it arrived, it had a USPS “official apology” sticker on the box, for the way the box was damaged. Short version is that it appears the pen did not arrive in the same USPS box in which it was shipped, as the pen box and case had damage, the pen itself had two glaring problems, papers with the pen were in disarray and the ink cartridge was missing, all signs of tampering. This wasn’t Pen Boutique’s doing. But things happen. When I got in touch with Pen Boutique about the issues, they were eager to take care of things, and from first contact to the present I’ve been impressed with how responsive they have been. One bonus is that one employee — Emma — stayed with this issue all the way through. That added to the sense that PB intended to make things right. So, I can’t review the pen per se, but Emma and Pen Boutique earned five stars and a cherry on top for how to handle a problem!
One of the least expensive 14k gold nibs on the market and an extremely well ground nib at that. Easy to refill piston-filler (converter). Extremely light pen as the body is resin, so is not tiresome after long writing periods. Sleek, hip design brings a whole new look to fountain pens. The nib and the body of this pen are high quality and offer an all around enjoyable writing experience. Just a tad bit of feedback from the nib, but not scratchy at all. This is to be expected from a super-fine, Japanese ground nib. Nib is also softer than stainless steel which yields for some line variation! Do not push this pen, however, as you do not want to spring the nib. Love it. I would recommend this pen to those with small, exact handwriting.