|Item Weight||2.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||5.4 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches|
|Item model number||MPFB1BLKFTRQ|
|Number of Items||1|
|Packaging||Fountain (Fine Nib)|
|Manufacturer Part Number||91436|
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Pilot MR Retro Pop Collection Fountain Pen, Turquoise Barrel with Dots Accent, Fine Nib, Black Ink (91436)
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- Unique, retro styling for the perfect all-occasion gift
- Brass barrel and fine point stainless steel fountain pen nib reflect the highest standards of Pilot craftsmanship
- Premium matte finish with a patterned accent band brings pop to your writing
- MR Fountain Pens arrive with a squeeze converter and pre-filled black ink cartridge
- Refillable for continued use with Pilot or Namiki brand ink cartridges or Iroshizuku bottled inks (sold separately)
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The Pilot MR Retro Pop Collection combines retro designs with an array of brightly colored, patterned accent bands for just a touch of the pop. Crafted with premium brass barrels and polished stainless steel accents, featuring sophisticated looks with durability for daily use. Bring a touch of your groovy side to the most professional occasions. The Pilot MR Retro Pop Fountain Pen is equipped with a fine stainless steel nib and comes with a squeeze converter and a black ink cartridge. Each Pilot MR Writing Instrument arrives packaged in an elegant black gift box perfect for presenting as a gift to respected colleagues, treasured friends, and loved ones. Known for quality that lasts and superior writing performance, feel confident giving Pilot MR Retro Pop Collection Writing Instruments for all your gift-giving needs.
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-The converter (see pictures) comes already inside the pen. You will need to remove this to insert the cartridge
-To remove it, unscrew the body of the pen from the nib (the metal part unscrews from the black part -- see picture)
-Gently pull on the converter (there's no ink in it, or at least there shouldn't be since you haven't used it, so don't worry about messes). It should come out without needing you to twist or turn it, just pull.
-To insert the ink cartridge: HOLD THE NIB SO IT IS POINTING UPWARDS (this will prevent messes from the ink). The ink cartridge has 2 ends: a tapered one and one that's got a little hollow section. Insert the cartridge with the hollow section first, and push it into place (DO NOT TURN OR TWIST IT AS YOU INSERT IT, JUST PUSH IT GENTLY). The instructions say you "may feel or hear a slight click when the cartridge is fully inserted," but I did not feel this click -- if you don't feel a click, you may carefully remove the ink cartridge and check if there is ink in the hollow end. If there is ink in the hollow end, it was inserted correctly, and you need to carefully push it back into place (again NIB UP!). Be careful -- if the cartridge was inserted correctly, there WILL be ink in that hollow end, and if you tip it the wrong way you might end up with ink everywhere.
-Try writing! It might take a second for the ink to start flowing, but it should work just fine!
Again, that's just how I personally inserted the cartridge, it seems pretty straight forward but if you are a newbie and don't know anything about fountain pens (like me), having the instructions (and pictures) clearly laid out might help. My advice to Pilot -- in the instructions, include pictures of each part of the pen so we know what each part is! Also, including better pictures for the instructions will help make things clear, the black and white illustrations are only helpful if you already know what the different parts of the pen are.
I have yet to try the converter, so I can't comment on that part yet. But overall, the pen writes GREAT, the nib is a nice fine tip, and the barrel of the pen is completely gorgeous. If you love to write, or you have a friend/family member who loves to journal, or is just passionate about nice pens, this is a great gift! Perfect for someone who's never had a fountain pen before!
My first fountain pen was a Lamy Safari, which was okay, but kinda scratchy.
This pen writes smooth as butter and applies ink to the page nice and wet. I wish I had bought this one first!
As a lefty, this pen works amazingly.
It comes with 1 black ink cartridge and a squeeze converter.
The converter isn't the greatest, but it does the job, and it was free!
I'm using Noodler's Antietam, and it writes like a dream!
The med point nib writes at about .7mm in my experience, though it varies by paper texture and quality.
Specifics: It comes with a cartridge and refillable charger, and an extra-fine nib, packaged in a lovely fitted gift box. All of that...for $16. Are you still reading, or have you clicked to purchase? If you're a fan of fountain pens, you'd be mad not to. It's everything I can do to not go ahead and order the orange or (and!) gray, as well.
UPDATE: I've just received a second one - the orange - as a gift,and it is just as lovely as the first! Again, I cannot recommend these highly enough.