|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5 x 1 x 1 inches|
|Item model number||60152|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||60152|
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Pilot Namiki Falcon Collection Fountain Pen, Black with Gold Accents, Soft Fine Nib (60152)
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- Flexible hooded nib yields to user's writing angle
- Elegant jet black barrel with Gold trim
- 14 karat gold writing nib
- Ships with 1 Pilot blue ink cartridge and 1 Pilot CON-50 converter
- Presented in an elegant gift box
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1) On the flexibility scale, it is semi-flex. So compared with vintage true-flex pens, you have to apply more pressure to achieve decent line width variation. The amount of pressure needed tires and strains the hand, and the steady pressure required also makes it harder to write flowing letters, especially compared with a dip pen nib. Still, it's hard to beat the convenience of a flex fountain pen.
2) There is a break-in period. The nib will feel super resistant at first, but gradually softens after some flex writing. The initial resistance may be disappointing, but it does decrease over time.
3) In terms of modern flex pens, Namiki's only competitor is the Noodler Flex pens (which retail for around $20). But you really do get what you pay for. When the Noodler works, it works great, but more often then not, I found myself having to tweak the Noodler and still found it unreliable. The Namiki Falcon on the other hand has reliable ink flow, and seldom rail-roads.
4) The flexibility of the nibs doesn't change between the nib sizes. This means that the max line width you can achieve is the same. Thus, you get maximum line width variation with the Fine nib, and reduced line variation with the medium nib, etc. If you're choosing between nibs for flex writing, the Fine nib is best to accentuate swells.
5) In terms of the spectrum of flex pens price points, I think this is the best entry point. The Noodler is too unreliable.Read more ›
I bought a bottle of black Noodler's Ink to go with it. This has also been very good. A full discussion of the issues of fountain pens and inks would take up many pages, so let me just say one thing for you folks who are new to fountain pens: there's really no such thing as waterproof ink for fountain pens, no matter what the advertising says. There IS waterproof ink -- you can use that when you intend to watercolor your drawing -- but never, never put that kind of ink in your fountain pen, it will ruin it.
The Falcon comes in a handsome black box that looks too big for it. The removable tray has space for 3 pens, so I am using it to store my most-used fountain pens, which now include the Falcon. The pen comes with a converter and one ink cartridge. Namiki/Pilot converters and cartridges are proprietary. Like many Japanese pens, they have a much larger hole for the ink supply than standard international cartridges. That's good, since a flex nib requires good ink flow. But I'm not fond of Namiki inks, so I've been using the converter, which is metal with a plate press on the side. It is easy to clean between ink refills because of the gaping hole in one end. But the nib is difficult to flush with an ear syringe, nasal aspirator, or soldering bulb. To make it easier, you can cut an empty Namiki cartridge in half, attach it, and flush the water through there.
Of course, you are considering the Namiki Falcon for the nib. It's one of very few flex nibs available on contemporary fountain pens.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
When you pay this much for a pen, you do have the right to expect quality from it, and this pen delivers. It never skips or leaks. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kristin
Great writer! Never any flow issues or dried ink on the nib even after having been stored for more than 1 week. Fine nib provides a consistent line. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim P.
Great pen. Reliable, nice feel. I've been using it for well over a year, daily.Published 1 month ago by Susan
As we get the pen out of the box, it is evident that this is not a twenty dollar pen; this is really fancy-looking pen, elegant while still lightweight. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ibrahim
I love it, but did not receive what I ordered. I ordered a Pilot Namiki Falcon Collection Fountain Pen, Black with Gold Accents (as described), and although that is what the box... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Allison
I don't ever review anything, if you're looking for a good sketch/writing pen, this is it.Published 2 months ago by Andrew Ko
My only complaint is that I wish it were a little bit heavier. Say if it had an aluminum body instead of plastic. Otherwise, I love this pen.Published 2 months ago by Aaron Keller
I bougt extra fine and it's very sharp. If i could change it to medium i would...Published 2 months ago by Suleyman Khalaev